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April 7, 2012

A Good Friday

Yesterday my son and I headed to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg.  When we left it was gloomy, overcast, chilly and very windy, I thought for sure we would have the park to ourselves, but the sun came out, and I couldn't have been more wrong. Fortunately for us, many of the people there were towing small children and strollers, so the lines at the really good rides were shorter.  I hope regular viewers can forgive me for not having any fresh material and repeating myself, as I have two previous posts about Busch Gardens, but I have to work with what I've got.  And speaking of working with what you have, the pictures were taken with my little point and shoot which tucks easily into a pocket before the photographer hurdles blindly downhill and flips upside down.










































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I hope all of you have time to enjoy Easter, Passover or spring break, maybe like us, you can enjoy all three.

16 comments:

  1. Are the roller coaster images from Busch Gardens? I used to go there often when I was a child. My sister was a roller coaster fanatic, while I was terrified of heights.

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  2. Wonderful photos. Doubtless you've heard thhe adage that the best camera is always the one you have with you :-)

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  3. Roller coasters have become WAY more tendrily since I was last on one...I like the window boxes. Reminds me of Bavaria. Glad you had fun break.

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  4. Happy Passover and Easter to your family! Gorgeous window box.

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  5. Fantastic compositions.
    Easter/Passover/Spring greetings to you, too.
    -- Georgia

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  6. The question is, would we go to amusement parks if we didn't have kids? I haven't been in ages, hated the prospect of going, but always enjoyed the hell out of it because kids make it such a blast -- except for the ironclad rule, no rollercoasters! That one looks ferocious. Happy spring break!

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  7. They really have some lush, full beds of bulbs. Makes me ache just thinking about planting them all.

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  8. Hands down Busch has the best grounds, great floral displays and ALWAYS clean. I would go and walk the park just looking at the plants...well, ok -- I rode the rides too.
    Mach Tower is new, looks like fun.

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  9. Thank you very much to you and your Mrs. for the beautiful cards. They arrived yesterday and I will post them in my next post. I feel they are so beautiful that they need to be shared.

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  10. Roller coasters today are so over-determined.

    But whatever. I would ride any of them.

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  11. I've not yet been to Busch Gardens. Those window boxes are divine.

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  12. We used to go to Busch Gardens in Tampa when I was young. Pretty frequently! They used to have the brewery open back then, and you (well, your parents!) could get a beer and walk around the park! They had a neat escalader that would take you up to the top of the brewery and you could see all the big machines/tanks working. It was really neat even for us :) We have a theme park here in town now, Wild Adventures. I haven't been in years, but this has made me want to go back for the coasters!!

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  13. Les, Did you ride on those scary looking upside down rides! Impressive gardens. gail

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  14. Fantastic!!! Colorful blooms make it look like summer! But the rides! It was 13 years ago when I did such crazy things, before the kids! My last extreme sport was a week ago - riding sand dune buggy in Oregon.
    You certainly had fun. Good for you!

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  15. Thank you Les and Mrs. Les for the wonderful cards. I really appreciate you sending them and love the designs.

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  16. Those plantings are very nice. You wouldn't catch me on one of those rides.

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