Monday, May 18, 2009

But Not as Scary as a Red Sox Fan in Yankee Stadium, I Bet!

This isn't one of my best shots from out in Las Vegas but out of the 261 pictures that I took, I thought it was actually pretty funny ...

The sign is referring to the rollercoaster that sits atop the New York New York casino that I guess is supposed to look like a Manhattan taxi cab or something. I didn't go on it as I had read that it was a pretty rough ride and, as much as I love rollercoasters, I didn't want to take a chance on screwing up my back while over 2,000 miles away from home.

Jen did fork over $14 to ride the thing and I believe what she found scariest about the whole experience was the price! She told me that it was the worst rollercoaster ride she had ever been on and she felt somewhat "beat up" afterward. As a matter of fact, the next day she had very sore spots on her shoulders where the restraint bar came down. I'm quite glad I missed that one, thank you very much!

Anyhow, I thought maybe some of the Red Sox fans that read my blog might get a kick out of it - or if there are any Yankee fans out there I'm sure they'd appreciate it, too! For those unfamiliar with the New York Yankee - Boston Red Sox rivalry all I can say is - where have you been hiding??

More Vegas pictures as soon as I get some of the other 260 edited ... this is just taking a lot longer than I thought it would!


  1. If I had to pick - it would be Yankees for me. But I'm a Pats fan so that should neutralize it ;o)

  2. I'm just not into roller coasters. Then saying it's on top of New York New York would have really made me pass. I don't care for heights at all. Sorry that Jen didn't like it.

    Have a terrific day Linda. Big hug. :)

  3. Won't ever catch me on a roller coaster again. My youngest son took me on one for my 40th b'day. I thought I was going to die right there in that seat. When we got off his arm was bleeding from my fingernails digging into his skin.

    I would say that my dear "boys of summer", aka the Boston Red Sox, have certainly been on a roller coaster ride this month. Lots of bumps and bruises (and too many losses). But... when you're a member of THE Nation... you cheer them on.

  4. I'm a wuss when it comes to 'big' rides, MMW loves them though. :)

  5. I rode it when I was there. Didn't seem all that scary to me, really. I love roller coasters. Nothing tops the Texas Twister for me, the wooden roller coaster @ Six Flags over Texas. It'll beat the heck out of ya. You can hear the wood creaking and crackling as you go up!

    My favorite part of New York, New York was Coyote Ugly. Did you go in for a drink?

  6. Anonymous5:48 PM EDT

    I've been a New Yorker for nearly a year now, but if anyone asks I'm still a Phillies fan. ;)

  7. No, Tisha, didn't get there - I'm too old to be dancing on the bar I'm afraid!

  8. I'm not a rides person so I would have passed on that

    I'm a Yankees fan and I've been to Fenway - oh yes I have!!

    of course I didn't wear any Yankees stuff and I acted like a grown-up so it was fine

    later that night I was at a bar in Boston chatting away with a bunch of guys who had been at the game and they eventually figured out I was from NY and I admitted to being a Yankees fan

    supreme moment came when one of the loudest/most drunk said - "hell, she's OK - first Yankees fan I haven't want to kill"

    see that! peace is possible ;)

  9. $14.00??? gosh i'll take them on a ride around podunk, it's probably about the same in the way of hills and dips!

    smiles, bee

  10. I haven't been on a roller coaster in ages. But I do enjoy them.

  11. I'm thinkin' you had a much better roller coaster

    I use to be a Giant's fan in Dodger poor exhusband (who bleeds dodger blue) almost got his ass kicked once or twice defending me...


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