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  • Hadez
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    Originally posted by LordTrychon View Post

    But your comment reminded me of the 'Wild Chipmunk' at Lakeside. It wasn't a kids coaster, though it kinda looked like it.

    It was compact, and not that tall. I didn't enjoy that one. It wasn't scary, but it did jam you into the sides of the car repeatedly.
    yea it is not scary now that we have has decades of better rides. Back in the 70s and 80s as a kid I was sure the car was going to fall off the track when it did those hard turns.

    Tbh in the 80s this was probably not even top 3-5 in terms of thrill rides at amusement parks in Colorado but it gave me some thrills. Maybe it made top 5 list. Long time ago would need to brush a lot of cobwebs out to make a list.

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  • 2 Minute Warning
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    Originally posted by LordTrychon View Post
    Nice. I may have to check those out. Don't often watch videos that long, but sometimes as background stuff.

    I was too afraid of heights for much of my younger years to do the roller coasters. I've done a few over the years, but I had more trips where I wouldn't than I would... or at least it seems that way. Went to such places a lot when I was younger.

    One of my last trips... would have been my last one to Elitches.... early 2000s. Rode several coasters. I think we managed 7 whole rides in 9 hours.

    At that point, I was like... I enjoy these, but not enough to make them worth an hour wait each time. Only been on a few since. Oh well.

    But your comment reminded me of the 'Wild Chipmunk' at Lakeside. It wasn't a kids coaster, though it kinda looked like it.

    It was compact, and not that tall. I didn't enjoy that one. It wasn't scary, but it did jam you into the sides of the car repeatedly.
    !!Maybe that was it??Some things were a blur long ago, we moved around so much. And blurry now too, and I am not even moving lol. But it would make sense.

    As an example of a couple moves, 1st grade I was in Ovid, my head got cracked open on playground by a vacant swinging swing, got staples put in not far away in Julesburg. Was the same year Beatles arrived.

    4th grade broke my arm in half on playground landing wrong high jumping in Pueblo, 6 ? months later cast came off in Long Beach Ca. .......man it was HOT there.
    Last edited by 2 Minute Warning; 06-21-2022, 01:21 PM.

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  • LordTrychon
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    Nice. I may have to check those out. Don't often watch videos that long, but sometimes as background stuff.

    I was too afraid of heights for much of my younger years to do the roller coasters. I've done a few over the years, but I had more trips where I wouldn't than I would... or at least it seems that way. Went to such places a lot when I was younger.

    One of my last trips... would have been my last one to Elitches.... early 2000s. Rode several coasters. I think we managed 7 whole rides in 9 hours.

    At that point, I was like... I enjoy these, but not enough to make them worth an hour wait each time. Only been on a few since. Oh well.

    But your comment reminded me of the 'Wild Chipmunk' at Lakeside. It wasn't a kids coaster, though it kinda looked like it.

    It was compact, and not that tall. I didn't enjoy that one. It wasn't scary, but it did jam you into the sides of the car repeatedly.

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  • 2 Minute Warning
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    So, while we are on the subject of Denver this travel vloger sp? just happens to be passing through Colorado, I have never had the fortune of seeing the Blue Bear in person, always enjoy when it gets some spotlight.

    Let's join them,,,, shall we?
    Impromptu Tour Around Denver in 1967 Volkswagen Dune Buggy


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VRCMX2JrFM&t=85s


    ...moving on to a recent game night.....
    Out Of Place in Downtown Denver For Stanley Cup Finals


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRpIif4FV-I&t=159s

    Many moons ago I rode the big coaster at Elitch Garden, later found my comfort zone on the Chipmunk Kiddie coaster....seriously.

    When in Disneyland some years before that never did ride the Matterhorn, always chickened out after making some poor adult wait in long line----------
    Last edited by 2 Minute Warning; 06-20-2022, 01:15 PM.

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  • LordTrychon
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    Here in the states, we're observing Juneteenth!

    Happy belated Father's Day, all!

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  • CanDB
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    Happy June 20th.

    Every day deserves some luv....

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  • 2 Minute Warning
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    Originally posted by samparnell View Post

    Do you remember the diner called "The Clock" at Peoria & Colfax?
    Can't say as I do, that doesn't mean I never been there, we would often just load in the car and go lol.And as a kid was just along for the ride. I will always remember an awesome steakhouse, very small and plain/quaint on some obsolete side road in Denver, we frequented there but I do not recall the name. Got to know Denver well because that one Aunt was always moving, last place she lived was Aurora. Again I would just hear someone in the car reading the directions to her new place of residence..and off we would go. She loved Denver. I also had relatives in Greeley, Hillrose, and beyond in California. My Grandfather was a retired Cattle rancher from Last Chance, he and Grandma retired to Greeley. Growin up I was lucky to have seen so much of Colorado.( and some of California)

    Now I'm hungry..........edit
    after more thought if it was at Peoria & Colfax had to have at least driven by there, it always seemed to be a popular route
    Last edited by 2 Minute Warning; 06-20-2022, 12:53 PM.

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  • samparnell
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    Originally posted by 2 Minute Warning View Post

    Very cool, around that time I lived in a house at the end of one of the runways, awesome to see them so low. Don't remember what the road it was a brief stay with an Aunt. Later in the early 70's same Aunt worked magazine/candybar area nights at the Airport, she had since moved, anyways sometimes on my school breaks I would go to work with her, fun yet odd seeing the airport so quiet at times in the wee hours of the morning. Would have the observation deck all to myself to sit back and see which were stars, and which were planes landing. Good times.
    Do you remember the diner called "The Clock" at Peoria & Colfax?

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  • 2 Minute Warning
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    Originally posted by samparnell View Post

    During the late Sixties lived off of East Colfax east of Fitzsimmons and went out to Stapleton often. There was the road that went around the east and north of one of the runways where people would pull off and park to watch the planes fly right over, or something.
    Very cool, around that time I lived in a house at the end of one of the runways, awesome to see them so low. Don't remember what the road it was a brief stay with an Aunt. Later in the early 70's same Aunt worked magazine/candybar area nights at the Airport, she had since moved, anyways sometimes on my school breaks I would go to work with her, fun yet odd seeing the airport so quiet at times in the wee hours of the morning. Would have the observation deck all to myself to sit back and see which were stars, and which were planes landing. Good times.

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  • samparnell
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    Originally posted by 2 Minute Warning View Post
    Night Plane spotting is getting rarer with days being longer these days, I do enjoy watching them at night ( and during the day) but at night they glow with the lights on the tails and logos, so many cool logos out there Problem with LAX and Heathrow and some others.. often murky, sometimes have to search overseas for a clear sky. We don't watch alot of T.V.....obviously lol.





    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXmMMwQt-hA




    Might have told you I lived right next to an Airport in Denver, Stapleton, relaxing watching and listening even with them right overhead....awesome.

    Also lived by the Air Force Academy,it tended to get annoying.....Too fast too low too loud .....and they did pick up their toys and moved to a less populated area,at that time lord knows there was still open spaces back when I was there. And before people say WEll you moved in next door, well I was still a teenager not my idea lol. I did enjoy attending Air Academy High where I graduated many moons ago.




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    During the late Sixties lived off of East Colfax east of Fitzsimmons and went out to Stapleton often. There was the road that went around the east and north of one of the runways where people would pull off and park to watch the planes fly right over, or something.

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  • 2 Minute Warning
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    Night Plane spotting is getting rarer with days being longer these days, I do enjoy watching them at night ( and during the day) but at night they glow with the lights on the tails and logos, so many cool logos out there Problem with LAX and Heathrow and some others.. often murky, sometimes have to search overseas for a clear sky. We don't watch alot of T.V.....obviously lol.





    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXmMMwQt-hA




    Might have told you I lived right next to an Airport in Denver, Stapleton, relaxing watching and listening even with them right overhead....awesome.

    Also lived by the Air Force Academy,it tended to get annoying.....Too fast too low too loud .....and they did pick up their toys and moved to a less populated area,at that time lord knows there was still open spaces back when I was there. And before people say WEll you moved in next door, well I was still a teenager not my idea lol. I did enjoy attending Air Academy High where I graduated many moons ago.




    The End

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  • CanDB
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    It's a good day for me, but a sad reminder for my wife.

    Anniversary.

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  • LordTrychon
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    This was actually the first I'd watched of anything on the whole thing. I was aware of some of the issues, but not a lot.

    It's very interesting, but at the same time.... the way a lot of that works is beyond me. Insane though.

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  • CanDB
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    Originally posted by LordTrychon View Post

    Just saw this movie the other day!
    I have a bit of a fixation for movies/docs related to that financial era. As I do for other major events that show how things got going in the wrong direction.

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  • LordTrychon
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    Originally posted by CanDB View Post


    Just saw this movie the other day!

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