TR: Indiana Beach with a rookie to the Beach.
On the 8th of June, Sarah (my girlfriend) and myself went up to Indiana Beach. I halfway enjoyed my day up there on my birthday despite the wooden coasters being not open last year. With news that the park is improving, I was looking forward to going back. The other thing I always look forward to is going to see Helen in Fascination. The third part of this trip was that my girlfriend was not much of a coaster fan before. I don't know why, but she has ridden a few before but never enjoyed them (if I remember she had ridden Raven, Racer, Stunt Coaster, Flight Deck, and another coaster I think).
Since she worked the night before, we left for IB around 11:30am and got to the park around 3 (after a lunch stop). I can't remember the exact stops we did. We did start out on Tig'rr coaster. I figured it would be a good litmus test to see if she would like them. She liked Tig'rr so I figured I would go for broke. We made our way to Cornball and went to the second to last row (last row was closed off for some reason). After the ride, she was smiling big and she was hooked. We ended up riding all the coasters once and rode Steel Hawg twice and Galaxi three times. We also rode the double shot, she loved it also. Den of Lost Thieves was ridden and we did the short cruise on the Queen (included on POP again). She also enjoyed hte bumper cars.
During the day we were in Fascination three times. I didn't keep track of how many games we played, I didn't care, I love that game.
Helen and myself
My prize for the day.
Around 8 we went to Burger and Shake and got some food. After consuming my food, Sarah grabbed her shake and we headed to Lake Shore Drive in. She had never been to a drive in before, so I was happy to introduce her to something that is not that common. We were on the screen for Madagascar 3 and Snow white and the huntman. With the 2.5 hour drive home, after Madagascar 3 was done, we headed home.
I am excited for her to try Diamondback on the 30th of this month, I was losing my interest in parks because I was always going to parks alone. With someone to ride with, I want to go to more. I am somewhat sad that she will get a coaster I don't have possibly next month. She is going on a cruise with some friends and spending a day in Disney. I don't have Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (broke down while I was in line) and I want to go just for that one coaster.
Overall, can't wait to see what she thinks of Voyage next month when our small group at church goes to Holiday World.