Friday, August 03, 2007

Vacation In New York & New Jersey

I took off a week and used the time to do some traveling. There were a few things that I wanted to do in the New York and New Jersey area.

I went and saw a ballgame at Yankee Stadium before the new one opens. Lots of history, and it was nice to sit and have a dog and watch some baseball


I then made my way down to Atlantic City and pulled some slots and walked the boardwalk. I left with a few less dollars in my pocket. :)



The grand daddy part of the trip was riding Kingda Ka at Six Flags in Jackson New Jersey. It's the worlds tallest and fastest roller coaster. You go 0 to128MPH (206 kph) in 3.5 seconds and then are launched up 456 feet (139 meters). It's quite something and I rode it 3 times. The picture below does not do justice to the size of this coaster.



I also loved El Toro, a wooden roller coaster with a 76 degree drop. It goes over 70MPH (113 kph) and is excellent.

16 comments:

Lasse Bigum said...

El Toro is great fun, but Kingda Ka is just incredible wicked and cool!

How did you ever endure standing in line 3 times, however, I wonder?

It took us 3 hours and 40 mins the first time we lined up, and the second time, we rushed in as soon as they opened, and still we had to wait 40 min.

Dave Richards said...

I was there on Friday and the park was dead. I got on in 5 minutes the first time, and about 10 minutes the 2nd and 3rd times. El Toro was about 5 minutes the first time and 10 minutes the second. It was hot and humid that day, and possibly that kept people away. I have heard that the boarding process is much faster now than it was even a year ago.

Anonymous said...

those pics look great. were they taken with an iPhone?

Dave Richards said...

As a matter of fact, those are iPhone pics. Good eye for noticing. I shot a lot of the coasters with my Sony 5MP camera as well because it offers better printout. The iPhone is 2MP.

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