My annual two-day vacation turned into a three-day! The family spent a week at Virginia Beach, with me showing up for the weekend. No pictures of the beach - I don't like taking the camera to the sand...
It was HOT!
Monday was spent at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg VA.
It is certainly the best park around.
We did all five of the great roller coasters before lunch. Smart to do...
Our favorite is the Griffon. It has two, count'em two, vertical 90 degree drops of 205 feet. At the bottom it is said the coaster is traveling at 90 mph! The front row gets you the most thrill - at the top of the slope they stop the carriage for about 7 seconds! You are hanging vertical and looking straight down!
This photo is snapped at the point of maximum G's, just as you begin the climb following the drop! We rode this ride three times - they used this photo all day, I guess to advertise the force of the ride! Maybe they thought I am Jon Voight.
My pants (I was one of about three dopes who wore long pants in the whole park...) are plastered against the seat - the G forces did not swell my legs to that dimension! My daughter is to my right. How that kid on my left has his eyes open I don't know! Given the obvious G forces, I calculated my weight as seen in this photo to be 6,153 pounds. My sunglasses are in my right hand, and survived the trip.
How HOT was it?
I had a case of Diet Pepsi in my car during the day.
It was predicted that the temperature would reach higher than 100 degrees, so I left all my windows cracked 1".
That didn't help.
I think it reached 144 F that day, with humidity of 161%! Maybe more...
We drank water ALL DAY LONG!
This picture demonstrates the heat. Have you ever seen a soda can do this? Maybe because it is caffeine free? There was about 1/2 case left, and most of them exploded like this during the day.
That is hot!
All in all, it was a great day!
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