Superpowers come in many forms. There's x-ray vision, super strength, spider sense, and of course, the ability to make a rotating light stop on the jackpot space on a wheel. Tim is apparently a Jedi master with a PhD and a 10th degree black belt in this . He hit the 1000-ticket jackpot twice in a row, pushing Macy's total to unheard-of proportions. You can trade the tickets in for various prizes.
In a related note, Macy now owns the Dave & Buster's franchise in Maple Grove, Minnesota. Stop on in for some cheese fries!
Saturday was thrill ride time, so we piled into Sunny's car and headed to ValleyFair, getting there just as the park opened. Over the next eight hours (oh, yes -- eight hours) we rode about everything in the park.
I managed to shoot some video on a couple of the rides:
Macy also rode the Tower of Power, a contraption that launches you into orbit at roughly the speed of light. I couldn't get video because the operator jerk wouldn't let Macy pick her seat, instead putting her on the opposite side of the tower. I couldn't get over there fast enough. Trust me though: it was freaky. She loved it of course.
The last ride of the day was an abomination called Steel Venom. You sit in a seat, legs dangling, underneath a long rail. The operator counts down 3... 2... 1 and then you realize your eyeballs have been compressed against the back of your skull. It's awesome. We're riding it first next year. Here's what it looks like:
On Saturday night we watched Twilight. It was