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March 11-13
Knott's Berry Farm's "Winter Solace6"

Jim and I drive down to Buena Park to attend this year's "Winter Solace" at Knott's Berry Farm. We stay at the Radisson next door to the park. We arrive Friday afternoon after being stuck in terrible LA traffic for over 2 hours. That Friday evening, we enter the park at 6pm for some exclusive ride time (ERT) on Xcelerator, Ghostrider, Extreme Scream, and Montazoma's Revenge. At 8pm we were treated to a wonderful salmon/steak dinner buffet spread outside right underneath the Silver Bullet coaster. They had a country band playing music while we ate. They then raffled away prizes and we had a guest speaker from S&S. After dinner we had ERT on their new coaster "Silver Bullet", we were treated to a t-shirt and two free on-ride photos. Early Saturday we entered the park before the general public and rode the kiddie coaster, Jaguar, Xcelerator and Extreme Scream. Once the park opened to the public we rode the smaller attractions like the stage coach, the train, log ride and saw a couple of shows like the "Mystery Lodge". We saw some of the unknown hidden attractions, like the talking man in the jail cell and the graveyard site with the beating heart! We had lunch that Saturday across the street from the park at Independence Hall. They had a nice spread of BBQ ribs, chicken, steak, corn, mashed potatoes, etc. They also raffled away prizes at this meal. That evening we had ERT on Ghostrider and Silver Bullet. After a long day.. we crashed! at 11:30 we were DONE! Sunday morning we had our breakfast at the hotel and then hit the long rode back home.

Me, Snoopy, and Jim at the BBQ lunch by Independence Hall.

Jim and friend? Fun photos around the park that Friday night.

Is that honey? Me in Camp Snoopy.

Way early Saturday morning..getting to ride Jaguar, Xcelerator, etc.

Me and Jim on Silver Bullet. One of our free photos

Heidi (from Denver) and Susan (Palo Alto) riding on Xcelerator. (Also inset of REAL cute photographer)

The train ride around the park (where you get ROBBED)

Me in my coffin!