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6 Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, CA (near Los Angeles) has the largest concentration of exciting roller coasters of any amusement park I have ever been to. I first visited Magic Mountain when I was a kid. That was before it became 6 Flags Magic Mountain. That probably around 1976 because the Revolution was new. It was one of the first rollercoasters with a loop. The other rollercoasters were exciting as well. It was at that time the best park for rollercoaster I had been to.
My next visit to Magic Mountain (which was now called 6 Flags Magic Mountain) was in 2005. The park kept up it’s enthusiasm for cutting edge rollercoasters, and had all kinds of great one.
Here is a list of some of my favorites:
Viper-This coaster is filled with loops and twists and turns from beginning to end.
X-I have never been on another coaster like it. The seats are outside the car, and turn so sometimes you are upside down going forward, and sometimes you are rightside up going backwards.
Deja Vu-This thing cranks you up backwards until you being held suspended looking straight down. Then it drops you and you go through the whole track. It then cranks you up forward, then drops you again. You then go through the whole track backwards.
The Riddler’s Revenge-You actually can go through this rollercoaster standing up. The taller you are, the more thrilling it is. And I am just over 6 foot tall! This was very cool!
Superman The Escape-The quietly and smoothly accelerates you down a straight track and you shoot straight up into the air!
Colossus-This one looked cool, but it was closed most of the day that I was there.

Psyclone-DISHONORABLE MENTION! AVOID THIS PIECE OF ….! It is more likely to cause you injury than give you enjoyment. Unless you actually like being beaten up.

If you like thrilling rollercosters, you have to go to 6 Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, CA!

Everytime we go on vacation my wife brings her jewelry in a littel tupperware box that she uses as travel jewelry case. A quick search on Google using the search words “travel jewelry cases” returns a lot of travel jewelry cases. But they don’t seem to be what I am looking for. Many of travel jewelry cases are hard side boxes which seem like they would take up a lot of space in out carry on luggage, yet not hold much jewelry, or keep it any safer than the tupperware box. Other travel jewelry cases are more like purses. Still not what I am looking for.
I am picturing a travel jewelry case that is soft sided. Maybe it has little hooks that the necklaces, bracelets, and rings could be hooked on. Then you could just roll up the soft sided travel jewelry case, and snap a button or fix some velcro or something.
I just know there has to be a better way than seeing my wife pulling a tangle of gold necklaces out of the little tuppware box, and trying to unknot what I paid a bunch of money for.

I was on a Carnival cruise a few weeks ago, and the cruise director mentioned that they were building a new cruise ship. The cruise ship we were on, the Carnival Legend weighed about 87000 tons. The new cruise ship that that they are planning is going to weigh 200000 tons. The cruise director joked that the new cruise ship would be so big that it wouldn’t need engines. You could get on the ship in Miami, walk to the other end of the ship, and get off in St Thomas. He had mentioned the name of the new cruise ship but I had forgotten it. I did a search and found the name of the new cruise ship is going to be Carnival Pinnacle. At 200000 tons, this new cruise ship is going to be huge! Wow! I wonder what new amenities the Carnival Pinnacle will have. Ships these days have rock walls and water slides. What will this new cruise ship have? Maybe a football field or a golf course? The Carnival Pinnacle is being built at the Fincantieri Shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy and is planned for launch in 2007.

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