Sunday, June 24, 2007

Tower of Power

Last Friday, June 15, The Wife and I took the Sweet One to Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville, Kentucky. The first ride we rode was one near the entrance of the park: the Tower of Power. To call it a thrilling ride is an understatement: you're taken up 177 feet into the air, then you drop suddenly at 54 mph and slow down just before your feet touch the ground. The Sweet One's face was absolute terror when the drop came. We knew it would be quite a ride when we entered it and after riding it, we knew we wouldn't make a return visit.

We were shocked to learn that less then a week later, a 16-year-old girl's feet were severed while on this ride. Our thoughts and prayers are with her and the family.

The photograph is one I took shortly after we exited the ride.

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