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Best Darn Water Park in the Midwest

A lot has changed since 1946—but in Santa Claus, Indiana, where family fun reigns and visions of sugarplums dance through children’s heads all year long, Santa Claus himself has been welcoming visitors into his home away from the North Pole ever since his sleigh touched down seventy years ago. 510 more words

TheMidwestMermaid

Roller coaster collision in Madrid injures 33 park guests including children

Spanish authorities say 33 people, including six children under 10 years old, have been injured in a roller coaster collision in Madrid.

Emergency services say that 27 people needed hospital treatment for minor injuries when two roller coaster cars collided Sunday on the “Tren de la Mina” at Madrid’s Parque de Atracciones theme park. 100 more words

News

Super fun at the Calgary Stampede Midway

My children and I went down to the Calgary Stampede on Friday for a day on the grounds.  We ended up staying for 10 hours and they spent most of that riding, sliding, dropping, stopping and flying around, over, through and across the midway. 475 more words

Photography

A Line at Twin Rivers

I look up from my watch and hock a wad of phlegm into the mulch trying to seem more ticked off than I am because we’d been standing in line for forty five endless minutes. 2,377 more words

Fiction

Swing at the Strikes

Baseball is 90% physical, the other half is mental”

~ Yogi Berra

My father once told me that life was like a roller coaster ride, full of ups and downs. 680 more words

Sports

Mari Mangoshvili: "The Roller Coaster" (2017) [PDF] - Short story

My girlfriend and favorite author Mari Mangoshvili has written a new short story and I am proud to have the honor to present it to you on my blog. 111 more words

Online Articles

The Caterpillar Roller Coaster

I’m a caterpillar roller coaster,
There’s a big smile on my face,
The smile is an eternal one,
So I don’t look out of place, 67 more words

Humour