The kiddy rides always took A-D tickets, but the wild rides like The Matterhorn took E Tickets and there were never enough of those available as I remember.
Well many of you know that I made a quick business trip over to Southern California on Monday, which took me back to those days of the E Ticket ride. I have to admit that I have been accused of having a heavy foot from time to time and I have a few tickets to prove it, but thankfully nothing within the last ten or so years. But I rode over to California with a business associate, who will remain nameless, who is the epitome of the E Ticket driver.
As we flew across the desert on I-10 through garden spots like Quartzsite and Blythe, this individual relied on his brakes much more than I am comfortable doing, coming up at a high rate of speed behind trucks and then either slamming on the brakes or switching lanes, often going so far to the left that I could hear the tires hitting the lane bumps and I wasn't sure if we were going to end up down the embankment crossing into oncoming traffic.
|Lots of Rigs Out Here!|
Well I probably am exaggerating a little, but you get the point. I was never so happy to make it to our destination and then back home as I was this trip.
I have to say that our time in Southern California was very productive and because the wind was blowing, the mountains were not hidden by smog that normally keeps them from view. My in-laws lived in Rancho Cucamonga for a few years, so I stopped by their former house and took a quick picture to let them know how it looked today after 20 years.
|The In-Laws House Looks Pretty Good.|
As I mentioned we did drive through Quartzsite and not surprisingly saw some very interesting individuals and rigs. Below is one of them in the McDonald's parking lot.
So that is all the news that is fit to print, I hope that you are all having a great week and staying warm as the winter weather finally has arrived. Take care and thanks for the visit.