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#72158 Original Goettafest, Mainstrasse Village in Covington 2017

Posted by SSR1966 on Today, 02:37 AM

I tried Goetta for the first time this year and wasn't impressed. I will try it one more time, in a different form, to make sure that it wasn't just this specific sandwich that I didn't like before I completely write it off. I really loved the cream puffs though.


#72154 Aquarium Restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee

Posted by SSR1966 on 25 July 2017 - 02:11 AM

Yes, it's mostly sea food that I can remember. I kept thinking of the 2 fish in the "Monty Python's Meaning Of Life." They were in a tank at a restaurant watching a fello fish get eaten and one was saying, "Poor Harry. Makes you kind of wonder what it's all about. The meaning of life, I mean." I think I had a burger with mashed potatoes, myself. I don't really care for sea food except for Long John Silvers, and that's the most unhealthy fast food there is so I rarely have it these days.

#72150 Aquarium Restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee

Posted by SSR1966 on 24 July 2017 - 04:39 AM

My last of three Nashville videos.


#72122 Johnny Cash Museum, Nashville

Posted by SSR1966 on 16 July 2017 - 05:31 PM

#72110 Broadway in Nashville, Tennessee

Posted by SSR1966 on 12 July 2017 - 02:22 AM

I went to the Aquarium Restaurant which was in a mall where the Grand Ole Opry used to be.  It was very clean and lots of trees. The area I shot this video was Broadway where all the Honky-Tonks and clubs are located. It's about 5 blocks long in the downtown area. I did eat at Jack's Bar-B-Que on Broadway. It was quite tasty. You can see the sign for the restaurant in the video above. The Broadway district hasn't changed very much over the past several decades and the whole street is on the Historic Register.

#72106 Broadway in Nashville, Tennessee

Posted by SSR1966 on 11 July 2017 - 03:12 AM

My first of 3 videos that I made during my 4 days in Nashville this past week.


#72084 Camp Dennison Memorial Triangle

Posted by SSR1966 on 27 June 2017 - 04:29 AM

Just East of Cincinnati in Camp Dennison, where a union fort was located that was for recruiting soldiers, training and medical. This is just one small park out of a few different things to do and see, including a Civil War museum and eating at the Historic Schoolhouse Restaurant.


#72070 Newport Italianfest, 2017

Posted by SSR1966 on 21 June 2017 - 12:01 AM

I was looking for some traditional Italian music to set the video to but I couldn't find any public domain versions.

#72066 Newport Italianfest, 2017

Posted by SSR1966 on 20 June 2017 - 01:38 AM

My first visit ever to the annual Newport Italianfest! June 11, 2017


#72054 WonderFest 2017 video

Posted by SSR1966 on 14 June 2017 - 12:51 AM

My Saturday at WonderFest, a convention for fans of Fantasy, Sci-Fi and horror model kits in Louisville, Kentucky.


#72041 Beverly Hills Supper Club fire, 40th Anniversary

Posted by SSR1966 on 11 June 2017 - 03:01 PM

I think they the company that owns the property should donate to the city for a park. They can improve the statue on the hill and create a deck on the hill side so that you can look up at the front of it, recreate the fountain that was in the Garden Room, create a permanent display of surviving objects from the club, have a small amphitheater and create a few hiking trails and some playground equipment. Also, they could have plaques spread around with information about that night and the club. I would rather see the place transformed into something useful, educational and joy rather than trying to just forget that it ever happened by making the place into an office building, which seems like the current owners want to see happen. Letting the place just turn into what it has become seems rather disrespectful to me.

#72037 Beverly Hills Supper Club fire, 40th Anniversary

Posted by SSR1966 on 10 June 2017 - 02:27 AM

The site of the Beverly Hills Supper Club is open to visitors one day out of the year, during the Memorial Day Weekend. Here is my visit to the location and what is left of it today. It has mostly been reclaimed by nature.


#72033 Major attraction leaving after this year.

Posted by SSR1966 on 09 June 2017 - 06:14 PM

Firehawk attendance seems to be down as well, from my observation. I think because the wait is so long to ride, even on days when the park is not busy and the line is short. I wouldn't think they would move that one, however, because it is the only thing like it at Kings Island. Even it has a history of being moved, relocated to Kings Island from Geauga Lake in 2007. Unlike Vertigo, which seems kind of pointless since Banshee opened, despite the fact that visitors can ride backwards for half the ride. Removing Adventure Express or Vortex leaves a lot of open space for another coaster down the road, however.

#72030 Major attraction leaving after this year.

Posted by SSR1966 on 09 June 2017 - 03:58 AM

The latest rumor is that a major attraction will be leaving Kings Island this year.


Normally, my first guest would be Amazon Falls, because no one hardly rides that... but calling it a "major" attraction is being rather generous.


So my second guess would be Vortex, because more people hate getting beat up on that ride than there are people who enjoy it.


My third guess is Adventure Express, because most of the rides' dark elements haven't worked in a very long time and there is barely any upkeep on the elements that do still work (statues beating drums). Also, the company that made those coasters (Adventure and Vortex) has probably gone down hill, if it still exists at all, since the owner passed away, so replacement parts are going to become more difficult to come by (unless it's something that another company can duplicate, like a lift hill chain). But this is all just theory. I have no claim as to what is really going on with Arrow Dynamics or Kings Island.


The second rumor is that Ceder Fair is adding coasters to five of its parks in 2018. So my other theory is that they could take out Vertigo and move it to a smaller park, like Michigan Adventure or something, and replace its spot at Kings Island with a flat ride or with nothing at all. A used coaster is still a new coaster for a park that doesn't already have one like it. I can't imaging Kings Island getting another coaster after just debuting Mystic Timbers this year, but I guess stranger things have happened.

#72024 Maifest in MainStrasse Village, Covington, Kentucky.

Posted by SSR1966 on 06 June 2017 - 01:18 AM

Schmidt's in German Town, Columbus is quite tasty!