My time in Canada did not end after this trip, for the next wekeend I was off to Canada's Wonderland for Leviathan Bash. But alas, before getting to Toronto I needed to credit whore the area.
The morning of July 27th started at 4AM as I had an ambitious agenda of hitting Santa's Workshop (North Pole, NY) before heading to Montreal for Viking Mountain Coaster at Mont Sant Sauveur, Pays des Merveilles and LaRonde.
First Stop: Santa's Workshop.Here's a link to my family photos from Santa's Workshop in 1974
The day almost turned into a disaster when 20 minutes after leaving Santa's Workshop I noticed golf ball size bubbles in the sidewall of both driver side tires. I had hit a giant pothole the night before and the tires looked fine in the AM before I left home. I'm lucky they both didn't blowout. However finding two new tires in a northern New York village, 40 miles from a major city is not easy? I ending up buying two used 18" tires (my car usually takes 16") from a salvage yard and having them put my car on blocks to replace the tires. This two hour delay sounded a lot better then the estimated 5 hour timeframe for new tires to arrive from Plattsburgh.
After the kiddie park was a 10 minute drive to Mont Sant Sauveur for their mountain coaster. I love mountain coasters and this one provided two pops of air.
While I like the flats at LaRonde the park is just horrible. I pull up to pay for parking and they can not take credit cards at the booth, seriously. For this trip I had planned to put everything on credit card since one $20 Canadian note left from last weekend's trip. I was planned to hold on to that $20 and some coins to pay for small food/drink items at the parks, but now this evil LaRonde employee took practically the last of my Canadian money. Combine that with the horrible operations at the park and I am only posting one photo from the evil LaRonde.