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  1. Mysterious Sue

    Musical goosebumps

    Ok, so there was some article on Reddit today that was fascinating but also slightly sketchy and I wanted to see of I can get some more people's opinions on it. The article suggests that not everyone gets goosebumps while listening to music. My initial reaction was that this must be a load of...
  2. Mysterious Sue

    2017 year in review

    I’ve decided to do a proper review because I like reminiscing at the end of the year. This report is as a much a guilty pleasure for my own memory as it is a report for sharing. I’ve tried to make it concise but I’ve had an absolutely incredible year – both credwise and in the real world – so...
  3. Mysterious Sue

    Great American Road Trip! Part 1 - Timber Falls, Mt. Olympus, Little Amerricka, SFGAmerica

    Did I mention I like driving? I also like sleep but those two things were mutually exclusive to this trip. America called with four days work in Detroit and my first opportunity for a proper US coaster trip in five years. Planning proved problematic. It was September and most of the parks...
  4. Mysterious Sue

    Collision on Oxygeranium at Parc Astérix

    Some boats crashed into each other yesterday and five people were 'slightly injured'. Here's an article in French - from the picture it appears that the chute has become damaged and the boats piled up on each other. 'In the space of five minutes, 7 buoys collided'...
  5. Mysterious Sue

    The Ultimate Cred Run – South UK Coast

    A free weekend during a really hot June? Well what else is a coaster enthusiast to do but plan a huge impromptu cred run! Like many of us in the UK, I have quite a number of kiddie creds that need crossing off, dotted along far-flung arms of the coastline. However, no other park inspires quite...
  6. Mysterious Sue

    The shortest trip ever?

    A few of us got together last month for a Eurovision party and decided to start the proceedings with a trip to Old MacDonald's Farm in Essex to pick up the wonderfully named Doggy Dog coaster. The plan was to get there about 3 o'clock but London traffic was having none of it. Having picked up...
  7. Mysterious Sue

    It's all Greek to me! (Sofia, Athens, Santorini)

    Last week, I attended a conference on the Greek island of Santorini. It was about mining and god knows why it was on Santorini because bugger all is mined there, it was basically an excuse to go for a jolly somewhere hot with EU funds (probably with a side order of propping up the Greek...
  8. Mysterious Sue

    'Accident' on Knightmare

    Even when it's gone, Camelot's old Knightmare is still creating havoc. The train fell off the back of a lorry while being transported yesterday. http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/offbeat/rollercoaster-ride-comes-to-abrupt-halt-in-middle-of-road-1-8550889
  9. Mysterious Sue

    Allou Fun Park - pricing qns

    I'm popping into this little park in a couple of weeks and I can't make out the pricing structure from the website. Is it pay-per-ride with the website selling bundles? Or is the XXL Pass like general admission? (The cheaper pass doesn't seem to include the main cred Loop-it) Sure someone must...
  10. Mysterious Sue

    What is the plural of Wild Mouse?

    I was having this conversation with someone at GF - can't remember who. They argued that the plural should be Wild Mice. Personally, I think it should stay as Wild Mouse as that's the actual model/layout, just like the plural for sheep. But then, it would sound odd to say 'I've ridden two 'Wild...
  11. Mysterious Sue

    Breaking the goon barrier

    I've been having a conversation with my non-goon friends about when I considered myself to be a 'true goon'. It's not all about how many creds you have, some experiences carry more 'goon weight' and are more important than others. Maybe there's a coaster of historical significance that you...
  12. Mysterious Sue

    World's oldest parks

    So the topic about the oldest park you've visited got me interested. Do a little digging and it's obvious that there isn't a definitive list of the world's oldest parks. There appear to be a number of reasons for this. Firstly, RCDB can't list anything before 1753 without going haywire (as...
  13. Mysterious Sue

    Gullivers weekend

    We did it! Goon achievement unlocked: All the Gullivers in one weekend (plus wheelgate, Southport and Billing). Thanks to everyone that came along and made it a brilliant weekend. Considering the tight schedule, it was pretty much faff free. And a big thanks to Lord Morton for letting us all...
  14. Mysterious Sue

    Homemade Italian park - Osteria ai Pioppi

    Last week I decided to abandon the country during the referendum madness, shoved in a postal vote and headed off to sunny Italy for my birthday. We had two days in Venice, followed by a week at Lake Garda before flying out again from a Venice airport. The trip included visits to Gardaland and...
  15. Mysterious Sue

    Olympia Looping for Wienna Prater

    There's a rumour going about ECC (originally from a German fan site) that Olympia Looping will be taking up residency in Prater until August, before going out to Oktoberfest again. No idea what the long term plans are but it's not the worst option available if it were to end up in Vienna...
  16. Mysterious Sue

    Tuscan Mountain creds(?)

    On holiday last week, I visited the coastline of the Tuscan hills, where there's a very popular tourist spot called the Cinque Terre. It's famous for tiny, multicoloured villages that are very inaccessible by car. I did drive out to some and the roads are not recommended (although there is a...
  17. Mysterious Sue

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas* - or ‘how X2 ruined my life'

    *and California At the end of June, the office sent me to another conference (yes, I know I’m a jammy sod); this time to Las Vegas. I’d never been to Vegas before and it didn’t really sound like a place I’d want to spend a lot of time in, so I touched down in the middle of the desert, hired a...
  18. Mysterious Sue

    Geology rocks!

    Basically, a place to post your favorite geology photos, anecdotes and finds (because there are a few of us 'rock nerds' on CF and I thought it would be funny). Geology is everywhere under our feet every day - I love it because it's this secret world of clues that no one knows (or probably...
  19. Mysterious Sue

    Sue does Texas (floods, snakes and a giant RMC)

    I seem to be doing a lot of work at the moment for the oil drilling industry. This is the second June in a row that I’ve found myself in Houston, Texas. Last year, I tapped some holiday onto my trip, hired a car and drove out to Six Flags Fiesta Texas. I really enjoyed myself, so decided to...
  20. Mysterious Sue

    The (board)games we play...

    I wanted to start an alrernative topic to the computer gaming thread. I've no idea if anyone else on CF is interested. More likely this topic will quickly fall off a cliff but here goes anyway... So board gaming is something I've been getting into recently through my non-coaster friends. In...
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