Thursday, May 14, 2009

Full Circle

Long before our love for competitive eating developed, the Hungry Sisters used to be die-hard roller coaster fanatics. We took MANY family vacations throughout the eastern-ish part of the U.S. to visit some of the best amusement parks around. Between all three of us, we've at least covered Cedar Point, Disney World, Busch Gardens, Holiday World, Six Flags over Georgia, Carowinds, Kings Island, Kings Dominion, and others I can't even think of off the top of my head. We read CoasterBuzz religiously. Come to think of it, our love for roller coasters is also one of the factors of our then-developing Dairy Queen obsession--we stopped at many Dairy Queens off the interstate on these long family vacations.

We watched every Travel Channel show ever produced about roller coasters and amusement parks and even had a lot of them recorded on VHS. We rode Millennium Force the first year it was open; we dreamt of getting tossed around on the Coney Island Cyclone. The thrill ride is what thrilled the Carpenters.

Then...we all got old and went to college. The epic amusement park road trip became a thing of the past

Until now. Next Saturday, Jamie and I will unite our past love of roller coasters with our present love of competitive eating at the Kings Dominion Funnel Cake Eating Contest.

Maybe this is the start (or should I say re-start) of a new era of roller coaster themed trips. Now, if we could only have a Dairy Queen Blizzard Eating Contest IN an amusement park, our lives would be complete.

We'll be sure to post a review and pictures of this momentous event....but for now, let's take a stroll down memory lane, shall we?

Jamie, Carrie, & Me in front of Deja Vu at Six Flags over Georgia, Summer 2001

Daddy, Me, Carrie, & Jamie in a 4 hour line for Millennium Force--Cedar Point, June 2000

Memaw, Jamie, Carrie, & Me at the entrance to King's Dominion, June 2002

1 comment:

Carrie said...

Gah I wish I had time to go too! Oh you can add Hershey Park to our list, I went last year with my band kidz.