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posted by Beth: Six Flags Rewind


This is me in 1979, I think. Based on the hair, clothes, picture quality and my foggy memory. I'll have to check with Mom, but this picture may be from a Six Flags visit with my grandparents, parents, aunt and her boyfriend, and sister Julie in a stroller. I remember riding the Mind Bender and Scream Machine for the first time, sitting next to Dad. And I think my grandparents -- Memaw and Pop, who were "young" forty-somethings -- rode the Mind Bender, too. Am I dreaming some of this up, Mom?


Pretty sure this is another Six Flags picture. Me and Julie on a kiddie ride.


Lucky for us these few photos are date-stamped on the picture. August 1994. I would have been 20 years old. Was at Six Flags for fun with a friend. Remember the Great Gasp? Serious butterflies suffered from that ride. Shame it is no longer there. The carousel is also a gem, I love it but my kids have little to no interest in it. Didn't have time for it when we went today.



July 2007, I took Michael by himself. His first time going. He loved it! We skipped last summer on account of Baby Henry (who is missing in the family photo that I really like that was taken at the park today). He stayed home to play with Ma and Big Daddy.

For me, Six Flags is...

*great memories from my childhood, adulthood and now, parenthood.
*way overpriced food and beverages -- but I love a good funnel cake!
*the Mind Bender, Scream Machine, "Log Ride," Dahlonega Mine Train, Carousel, Thunder River, Monster Plantation (now called Monster Mansion).
*wet, sweaty, smelly, hot, sometimes crowded.
*exhausting.
*colorful, vibrant, noisy.
*worth the trip.

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