I love riding a roller coaster as the sun sets.
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I love riding a roller coaster as the sun sets.

I Remember My Very First Roller Coaster Experience Like It Was Yesterday

When I was in school, each year the ninth graders got to go to Six Flags. It was a right of passage everyone knew about. I was extremely afraid of roller coasters but I went to be with friends.
The morning of the big trip I decided I would try a roller coaster for the very first time. Though my decision was made in the morning, the action wasn't complete until the day was coming to an end. I made my friends promise that they would ride with me and that I could hold onto their hands as long and as hard as I needed to. 
I remember the name of the roller coaster, Batman The Ride. It opened in the early 1990's after the success of the 1989 Batman movie. The big steel roller coaster was black and yellow.
It was the tamest of roller coasters the theme park had to offer; yet it still frightened me to death. But I made a promise, so by days end I was getting on that roller coaster!
We had to wait in line for over an hour and that was an hour of pure panic. At that time in my life I wore glasses, and not wanting them to fly off, I handed them to a friend before getting in line. I remember standing there, waiting for an hour feeling completely blind and scared. My friend said I was as white as a ghost.
The time came and we got on the roller coaster and I lived through it! In fact I loved it! So much so I rode it a second time. Thus started my ongoing love for roller coasters.
Riding the roller coaster during the setting of the sun.
Riding the roller coaster during the setting of the sun.
The rode the coaster until closing time.
The rode the coaster until closing time.
“In fact I loved it! So much so I rode it a second time. ”
I could feel my stomach move into my chest.
I could feel my stomach move into my chest.
A vintage wooden roller coaster.
A vintage wooden roller coaster.
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