Tom is a brand new college student.
He's far, far from home. But I bet he'll do great.
Tom took the time to send us such a dear email -- and agreed that we could share it.
I would simply like to thank you for creating the HoliBlog.
I am from central Indiana and have visited Holiday World a few times over the years.
If I look hard enough in my parents' attic I can probably find the child's size t-shirt featuring the Santa Claus Land logo from my first visit.
My most recent visit was in 2004 and it was everything I remembered and more.
It may be awhile until my next visit though as I have recently moved to Las Vegas to earn a degree in Hospitality Administration at UNLV. (Might there be any job openings in the park in a couple of years?)
Even though the adjustments in culture and climate have not been too strenuous, the HoliBlog has made things easier. I religiously check it to see what is happening with the park. The stories about the park and community have kept me connected with my home state and have helped ease some of the home sickness.
So again thank you for keeping me connected to my roots with the HoliBlog and of course I would like to thank everyone associated with the Holiday World for making such a wonderful place.
Oh, by the way, if Holidog's travels ever bring him out west he is always welcome to stop by.
Las Vegas, Nevada
P.S. I am a stock holder in Six Flags. (I would love to own some shares of Holiday World but as I understand it is not publicly traded.) Anyway, I try to keep up on news of my investments. I was going to tell you that the park has been Fooled again but a quick check of the HoliBlog reveals that you already know. I guess nothing gets by you folks.
One bit of advice for the next four years, Tom: When the chips are down -- get the heck out of the casino!