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18 January 2012 - 5:38pm
Lynn is a grandma who visited the park recently and plans to come back again soon. She and I have exchanged emails several times over the past week.
Apparently we're now close enough buddies that she felt comfortable sharing this proud family story:
I have a teen grandson, Logan. When he was around four, we took him to the park and bought him one of those blue ice creams. He really got into that thing! Had a blue face all day long. Ha!
But the next day, I was at his house watching him, and he went into the bathroom and was in there for a little bit, and came out of there screaming and crying in a panic that his "poop" was blue! The kiddo thought something was wrong with him! Ha ha ha! I like to died laughing! Ha ha!
Every time we talk Holiday World, I kid him about the "blue poop" and the panic he went into!
Umm ... don't worry, Logan, if Grandma Lynn emails me any baby pictures of you in the tub or on one of those bear rugs, I'll send the files back unopened.
There are some lines we just won't cross.
(Originally posted 8/31/05)
14 January 2012 - 1:48pm
We love our Voyage.
It's been voted the #1 Wooden Coaster on the Planet since it was one year old.
This year is Voyage's seventh season. (Gosh, and it seems like only yesterday we were potty training ... oh, wait, I seem to be confusing work and home. Once again. Never mind.)
All of our coasters get some TLC during the fall and winter months. This year, Voyage gets a little something extra.
Why? Because we can.
And we want to.
Our president, Dan Koch, invited one of the top-notch engineers from The Gravity Group to take part in a video shoot just before Christmas. (The Gravity Group designed Voyage, along with Dan's late brother Will.)
This video includes details about this year's track work, plus an update about the Timberliner trains that have been designed for Voyage.
We hope this appeals to coaster enthusiasts and the general public alike.
Any questions? Please post them below and I'll try my best to get you answers. Comments are welcome as well.
Meanwhile, can't wait till opening day!
13 January 2012 - 2:55pm
11 January 2012 - 5:45pm
(This HoliBlog entry was originally posted on 9/1/05)
It's back-to-school time. And the kiddos aren't the only ones taking tests.
Will, Mrs. Koch and our staff of directors are taking tests this week, too. The online "assessments" are meant to tell us about our strengths and weaknesses (or, rather, opportunities for growth).
I plowed through all the questionnaires (the first one has 435 questions!) on the first day. (No doubt, that tells the analyst something about me before he or she even looks at my responses.)
Mrs. Koch has been out of town, but she's back now and is determined to complete hers today. Meanwhile, a professional photographer drove down this morning from Bloomington. Mrs. Koch is slated to be the cover girl for a really nice regional home and lifestyle magazine. She and her home will be featured in their December issue. The giant black Christmas tree is already in place. Other decorations stay up year-round. Lots and lots of Santas.
In between shot set-ups, we were laughing about some of the "true or false" statements on the first questionnaire.
True or false?
Everything tastes the same.
I prefer showers to baths.
I enjoy listening to the symphony on the radio.
I half-expected to be asked: Boxers or briefs?
Mrs. Koch says the last time she took such a test was back in the 1950s.
When she was a Catholic nun.
The Sisters all took the Rorschach test. (That's the ink-blot test.) It wasn't long before Mrs. Koch had us howling: They called me in after I took the test. Very concerned. Sister told me, "Nuns shouldn't think that way!" What was I supposed to see in those ink blots? Angels? I saw body parts. I probably said "pelvis" and that was all it took. Good grief! I was a nurse and studied anatomy. What was the big deal? They never did tell me exactly what concerned them about my answers. (Sigh!) Maybe I'll do better on these tests...