A few weeks ago I headed up to Yosemite with my sister for a few days. Despite living in CA my entire life, this was my first time here, and it was her first time as well. So we definitely had a lot we needed to check out.
For those who haven't been following along with my sisters travels, last year she was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, and has since been travelling in her RV affectionately named Dolly. This was going to be my first time sleeping in Dolly and she was very comfy and welcoming.
I'm also very happy to say that a few weeks after this trip, my sister got some amazing news that her cancer is now in remission. She's not out of the woods yet as there is really no cure for the cancer she has, but the goal is to continue her treatment until there is one.
If you are able, my sisters GoFundMe is funding part of her trip which will over the next 2 months take her from Southern California, up to the Pacific North West, east through some of the upper states and then back to CA in early September for more doctors appointments. You can follow her blog and social media here.
But let's get to some amazing pics from Yosemite! I can't wait to go back!
Written by Gregg Condon
As you may know, since the Pandemic we've been having a lot of fun with Planet Coaster. We started off with a 15 minute challenge where basically we'd create a coaster each day in only 15 minutes and post it. And we figured that would be enough to get us through the 6-8 weeks of Pandemic. Oooh, how naïve we were.
That moved into just creating parks and having fun with them, and posting a few videos.
But now, we present the next chapter in our Planet Coaster journey. EVERY COASTER PARK!
This park will have every single coaster/ride design. ALL OF THEM. Whether we like them or not. All custom built. And then once they're all done we'll create our park around the coasters. We'll be updating these as we add them to our YouTube page. Enjoy!
You can see all of our Planet Coaster videos here.
Our park started off with a Boomerang, because that's first on the list. See how this works? But not any normal Boomerang as you'll see.
I've always enjoyed creating Loony Turns coasters in the game, they're just super twisty and fun and you can do a lot with them.
We then of course got into a few B&M's in a row, again, just going down the list. The first was a Dive Coaster, followed by a Floorless and Flying Coaster.
This Free Swing style coaster is something I'd never actually build in a normal park, but hey, it's on the list. Nevertheless had some fun with this one.
Another Boomerang, this time the Giant Inverted kind!! I love this coaster and would so ride it.
The first of two Giga coasters in a row. The first an Intamin. Now hopefully we can make them different enough.
Hope this one is different enough for ya. =)
I REALLY love how this compact Gravity Group hybrid came out.
I honestly tried with this coaster about 3 or 4 times before coming up with one that I liked. Hope you do too.
My least favorite style of Hyper/Mega coaster if I'm being honest. Nonetheless, tried to be "familiar" and yet unique with this one. And like it.
A classic Arrow Hyper
I've always been a fan of Impulse Coasters, and always try to make the unique, going all the way back to RCT2. This one is no exception. Certainly happy with this one.
First time I've created a Family Inverted coaster. I sometimes have a hard time with family coasters for some reason. But I like this one.
Intamin Inverted Coaster. Tried to be unique with this one, it crosses over the lift hill/station quite a few times.
How about a fun Junior Coaster that will eventually have a Ghostbusters theme.
Now we get into launched coaster territory.
Last week Renée made her way over to Jolly Creek in Orlando to take in their Holiday event.
The holidays have definitely arrived in Orlando with this fun event featuring some great music, lights and more. Check it out!
You can see more details about Jolly Creek including how to get your own tickets here.
Written by Renée Girard
Tonight we’re at Central Florida’s brand new holiday event, Jolly Creek!
The lights look amazing!
It’s a brisk 65 degrees in Florida this evening. Let it snow!
The Jolly Creek Society Orchestra play some holiday classics. Love these guys!
The dancing, color-changing tree was a crowd favorite.
It was awesome to get a night ride on an airboat. Definitely a very Florida Christmas!
And at a safe distance, you can also meet Santa. On an airboat!
Some tasty treats are available, including the festive Florida Frosty drink.
Thanks to Jolly Creek Holiday Festival for inviting us tonight! Definitely worth the visit to have a uniquely Florida Christmas experience!
I almost forgot to mention the vendor marketplace at Jolly Creek. I bought a Disney Christmas catnip pillow that my cat is absolutely obsessed with and now I wish I got more than one!