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October 25, 2009

it was all fun & games...until the SheiKra.

Ladies & gentlemen, boys & girls, people of all ages...oh. my. gosh.

Last night a group of us went to Busch Gardens in Tampa. Right now they have the Howl-O-Scream thing going on and they have the park set up with 7 haunted houses, and they open up the roller coasters. Sounds fun, right? It was..except for the SheiKra.

I came close to dying. Yes...I almost went home to sweetbabyJesus last night. Would you like to know how??

People, people, PEOPLE. You don't even know what I went through during the SkeiKra. Back in the day, I was a roller coaster junkie. Couldn't get enough of them. Now that I am older though, I no longer find them amusing. The SheiKra though, it was Hell on earth. Let me set the scene for you.

There we all were (Me, Adam, Chris, Stephanie, and Karl) , walking in as soon as the park opened for the night. We all tried to buy the VIP passes but they were sold out. No big deal, the lines weren't that long. Somehow or another we start out on the SheiKra. But before walking up to the line, everyone assures me that this roller coaster isn't that bad. I will survive. No big deal. We make it to the front of the line where everyone also thinks it would be brilliant to get in the very..front..row. My stomach is in knots and at any given point I am about to hurl. But I suck it up because..I'm awesome like that. We sit down, buckle in, and I threaten Adam and Steph's lives that if for some reason my seat buckle thingy-ma-jig comes undone they better hold on to me. So, we're golden at this point. Annnnnd we're off.

I don't know if you can tell or not from the video, but on the way up, the only thing I can see is the sky. I'm freaking out already. We get to the top and I swear we are so high up I can see Alabama..I'm not lying. It was high. Then all of a sudden the tracks stop, and it is a completely straight down fall. so, they sloooowlly bring us to the edge of the drop off...and they hold us there, just dangling towards the ground. Now, I know some of you are thinking that sounds fun and adventurous, but when you don't fill up the entire harness thing and your back no longer touches the back of the seat, it's not fun. I'm not kidding when I say I thought my life was over at this point.

Then all of a sudden we are going 5000 mph, up another huge hill, then straight back down, spinning around loops, going upside down. Then finally..it was over. Holy friggin' cow. I SURVIVED.

So, you know, the ride is over and we pull back up to where they will un-buckle us and let us out. All the while, everyone is talking about how fun it was, and blah blah blah.

Me..I was in tears. Uncontrollable tears. It was pitiful. I've never been so scared in my entire life! I made it very clear that I would never ever ride the SkeiKra ever again. Seriously..it took me a long time after that to recover.

Fun was had by all...except me.

1 comment:

  1. Lindsay Danielle DeVore!! I cannot believe that you got on this rollercoaster! I would have peed in my pants! Glad you lived through it!

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