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I Am A Rider

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In Topic: Grant's Boyhood Home and Schoolhouse

12 May 2017 - 06:58 AM

Have a very good book on history of all the presidents somewhere, Mr. Roberts. Need to reread it.  Do recall that Harrison died rapidly but will have to look up the body snatching part; don't remember that. Been on Taft Road many times. And the last Governor Bob Taft teaches at the University of Dayton and his wife, Hope Taft, works on a Little Miami River preservation/cleanup project in that area, working with other volunteers to bag litter along it.  Apparently she does a lot of volunteer work in many fields. Read something on the news about it some time ago.  Canoed that part of the river long ago and it was quite dirty at the time but has been cleaned up drastically over the years. For a small river it has a lot of dangerous stretches. We were just too young and dumb to realize the risks.


History, in every area, is fascinating.

In Topic: Grant's Boyhood Home and Schoolhouse

11 May 2017 - 06:51 AM

Wonderful, Mr. Roberts. Thanks so much. Took my son to the Rankin House in Ripley years ago and came back through Georgetown. Grant's house was closed by the time we got there and just saw the outside but so much history in the town. Wonderful place.  So nice to see what is inside the house with this video. Long time history buff; guess that's why I like American Pickers so much. By the way, saw somewhere they are coming to Cincinnati soon; didn't get the date.


Lot of Presidents are Ohio-born. Many famous inventors as well. 

In Topic: Running of The Goats in Covington, Kentucky. 2017.

04 May 2017 - 12:39 AM

If we can't walk or run, we roll! I know a lot of people who run marathons in their chairs. Whatever works; just keep going.


Really enjoyed seeing the video, Mr. Roberts.  Glad you were able to be there.

In Topic: Running of The Goats in Covington, Kentucky. 2017.

03 May 2017 - 02:46 AM

This looks like a fun time, Mr. Roberts.  Can't run anymore but sure would have liked to have seen the goat run. One of my favorite critters. Fascinating how they eat everything and all the time.  I like their curiosity and they seem so content. Thanks for sharing this.

In Topic: Waiting in line, pass preview night, for Mystic Timbers.

28 April 2017 - 12:27 AM

Didn't take the mention of the breakdowns as a problem; it just is common probably everywhere with every new ride. At least that's been my experience.  Maybe a lot of the time it's just a simple error, a reset or something similar as you said, due to the excitement of the operators matching that of the crowd. I'd be a wreck for sure.  As you said, Mr. Roberts, just part of the experience.


Cannot remember how long it took for lines to lessen for the past couple new ones.