Say Hello To Maggie For Me...

Tank's avatar

Well, we had planned to be at CP on opening weekend, but we will instead be at the Ohio State University! My 8th grade daughter Katie will be particpating in the State Science Day with her project. We just learned yesterday, at the Central District Science Day, where she earned her 2nd Superior Award, that she is eligible to go to the State Competition. Her project is entitled "Not-Sugar Cookies", and is a study of the effects of various artificial sweeteners when used as substitutes in a standard sugar-cookie recipe. So, we will be thinking of you at CP, and hope you'll say hello to Maggie, and tell her we'll be there the following weekend!

Magnum: 187.5... Walkdowns: 1...Walkoffs: 1...$9W:0

You can count on me to get a ride in for you. Hopefully you like row 1-2.

Tank, will you be there the weekend after?

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I can't think of a much better reason to miss opening weekend, Tank. I'll get a few rides for you. Car 1-3 and the back of the train, right? I look foreward to sharing a few rides with you this Summer. Have a great time at the State Science Day.

Off-topic (and I mean way off-topic), but this science thing sounds quite interesting. We have to do a science fair project as well, and that sounds like a good idea.

...Of course, anything's better than the obligatory baking-soda-and-vinegar volcano. :)

Looks like I will be missing opening day for the first time since 2002. Unless I find a full time job in this black hole known as Northern Ohio, I will be opening Geauga Lake. Can you folks also say Hi to the world's greatest roller coaster for me?


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Being Mavericky since 2007!

Heh, I too must ask the rest of you to say hello to the greatest ride on earth on opening weekend.

I'm sure the place will be different for me (now on the outside looking in) after being an employee for the past two years. It was fun while it lasted, but all good things must come to an end. One of the things I'll miss most are the regulars that come back week after week to power ride and have a good time.

Hopefully I can make it there enough as a guest this summer.

-B.S. Civil Engineering, Purdue University

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If all goes as planned, I will be at the park on May 23. Until then, I will have to wait to ride the world's greatest collection of roller coasters. To all going on opening day, have a good one.

We'll miss you MrScott and Pete

I'll be going to my first CP opener this year... I'll be sure to take a spin for you. I'm actually planning to hit up all 16 this time, since I have a "Jr. Gemini Pass".

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Tank's avatar

The new plan is to spend the weekend of May 11, 12, 13 on the North Coast. Don't know if we will get into town on Friday in time to ride or not. Definitely will be there Saturday morning in time for Katie to Joe Cool her way on to the Dragster or Force, and for me to be there at 9:50 or so when the line for Magnum opens. Sunday morning will probably be the same way. Probably spend a good part of each day there, probably concentrating on Magnum, Corkscrew, Gemini for a while.

GOES - Plan on a few rides this summer. 1-3 and the back of the train, you bet!

We are also planning on spending at least part of 1 day of Memorial Day weekend there. Not sure which, and possibly more than one.

Magnum: 187.5... Walkdowns: 1...Walkoffs: 1...$9W:0

I will ride it enough to make up for anyone missing out! :)

I, too, had plans to be there on opening day, but I am driving cross-state with my girlfriend to goto a Green Day concert.

I'll be making it on monday or tuesday though, instead. :)

Tank's avatar

Hope everyone had a great Opening Day today! I am sooo jonesing for a coaster ride. Last weekend at the Polaris Mall I kept riding the up escalator just to get a lift-hill rush. No air-time on the downward run, though! Darn.

I will be at CP for the 1st time this year on Saturday, May 21st. Look for me in my PointBuzz T-Shirt and my coaster goggles down by the Magnum XL-200 at 9:45am! By the way, my daughter got a Superior score on her project at the State Science Day today.
*** Edited 5/8/2005 1:38:39 AM UTC by Tank***

Magnum: 187.5... Walkdowns: 1...Walkoffs: 1...$9W:0

Tank: Two things--

1) Going back down, you have to slide down the railing. :)

2) Can you share with us the findings of the award-winning science project?

(Science and cookies are a great combination. Baking cookies was how I learned about the importance of melting points and learned that neither butter nor Imperial margarine works well in oatmeal cookies, but using a different margarine with a higher melting point makes a huge difference...)

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
*** Edited 5/8/2005 3:34:16 AM UTC by RideMan***

Grovite18 said:
I, too, had plans to be there on opening day, but I am driving cross-state with my girlfriend to goto a Green Day concert.

Cross country to see Green Day? They were just at CSU (Wolstein Center) last night! And they ROCKED!

And opening day for Cedar Point was the icing on the cake of a killer weekend.

"you're a naughty boy, and that's concentrated evil coming out the back of you"
TTD: 15

I'm sorry that you couldn't make it to Cedar Point, but neither did I, so I guess it doesn't really bother me at all.

I hope your daughter does well on her project. :)

Tank's avatar

2) Can you share with us the findings of the award-winning science project?

At the risk of getting pranged for being seriously off-topic, my daughter discovered that of the choice between Sweet-N-Low, Equal, Splenda, Sorbitol & Xylitol, there was a wide variety of effects, and they went far beyond taste only. They affected dough spread, final cookie diameter, physical aspects such as layering & "crunch factor" and the batch yield.

All of the judges in all of the Science Fairs this year complimented her on the originality and timeliness of her project. She also got very high marks for the type of data she collected, going far beyond just the taste of the cookies. I am encouraging her to continue this line of research for next year's project. Food Science is a big area these days, and there is scholarship money and awards aplenty out there.

Part of the reason she started this project was to search for a sugar cookie she can make at Christmas for her dad, because I cannot eat any foods with any refined sugar content. However, to bring the topic back to CP, it is because of the weight loss that I have been able to learn to love roller coasters! I hope to meet more PointBuzz denizens this year at CP while riding.

Magnum: 187.5... Walkdowns: 1...Walkoffs: 1...$9W:0

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