Kennywood and Keystone Safari Park

Grandson Jack is here for a quick visit.

What to do that didn’t involve being inside around people? Sunday night we did three hours of Fall Fantasy at Kennywood Amusement Park but what to do on a rainy Monday?

My friend V said last summer her family enjoyed the Keystone Safari Park. You drive about 2 MPH through the park. Make sure you’re by the car window! You’re feeding a wide variety of animals as they stick their beaks and big faces right in the car window.

Keystone Safari Park

Feeding the Emu

Descent-the action of moving downward, dropping or falling

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: DESCENT

Lots of images came to mind.

The trick was digging around in the files and finding what I was envisioning for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent created by Cheri Lucas Rowlands at WordPress.   Her example was excellent.

Here is my gallery of descent.

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Classic Bride Jessica descends spiral staircase at Mexican War Streets on the North Side, Pittsburgh
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The Duquesne Incline in descent
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Idlewild Ferris Wheel ready to make descent

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Jet Blue making descent to Baltimore July 2014

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How I love being the passenger with a camera in hand. My DIL was driving.

Low clouds and a truck making descent in WV enroute to Hardy VA

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Down the slide at Idlewild Park -Michael, Erika and Maura

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Grandson Jack coming down the Giant Slide at Idlewild Park

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Mark climbing the deer stand in Centerline OHio

10-7-19 edit   Looks like Ascent or ascending on the above photo   Who knows what I was thinking or maybe he was climbing down?

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Some random Skycoaster riders at Kennywood. Lots of screams

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Anna coming down off the obstacle course at the Ohio State Fair

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Anna diving into the pool at a swim meet. Descending into the water.

City Sidewalks Pittsburgh

from a previous post – City Sidewalk -paper street steps- 2010 Garfield when I taught at Fort Pitt School

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Grandson Michael in the log flume at Idlewild Park making their rapid descent

Kennywood Water Rides

H2O  

Great, on a hot summer day.

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My DIL on the Log Flume (and various family members)

 

The Pittsburgh Plunge below

 

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Yes, you get absolutely soaked to the skin.

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Pittsburgh Plunge and The Slide at the Pool

Saw these two photos on the desktop and they seemed similar in shape

But here’s what happens with the Pittsburgh Plunge at Kennywood

WordPress forgot to send a note- after 6 years of blogging. How could they?

I thought it was automatic.  An electronic note to me.  Six years is a long time.  Today’s post is #2132.

Six years ago today I started blogging at wordpress.  I thought at least they would send a notice… Congrats on Six Years of Blogging. I’ve seen badges on other blogs for years of blogging accomplished.

I told my granddaughter it was my blogaversary and she said, “What’s that?”

No drum roll, no brass band, waaaaah waaaah waaaaaah, whine, whine, whine,

No one really cares, just me.

This was the first photo I blogged on July 14, 2009.

Murphy passed away and Michael is going to be ten in August.

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For today’s 2015 photo gallery I’m posting the grandchildren feeling exhilarated at Kennywood


And a silhouette of the Phantom’s Revenge

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P.s. 11th hour update.  Thanks WP

  

 
 

Swing Like a Pendulum Over the Tree Tops

And at a high speed!

Yes, it’s a thrill ride. Watching it from the ground with a 70-200 lens, you’re mesmerized.

You wonder why a person would want to get buckled in and subject oneself to the sensation.

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Close

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Actually they look serene.

I would be screaming,  I know.

 

Here’s a youtube post of the ride in action so you can get a better idea.

 

Phantom’s Revenge at the Red Light

After I drove Jack and Maura to Aunt Linda’s and Uncle Frank’s  (where I got to sample cookies for the wedding cookie table tomorrow) I pulled into the Kennywood Parking Lot drive at the bottom of their hill.

I marvel at roller coaster design, engineering, construction and  contemplate the desire of those who ride,

ed the clouds and the people headed up to the first drop.

Phantom Revenge at the Red Light

Showing the final shot first. The clouds looked threatening for sure..

 

 

 

 

Anticipation

 

 

 

Phantom Revenge

 

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Anticipation-  I  watched and listened to the riders scream.