Ohio - August 2000
The Millenium Force at Cedar Point near Sandusky Ohio was the tallest roller coaster on the
planet for about three months when it opened in Spring of 2000. At the time we rode it,
it was the second tallest (314 ft / 96m), the second fastest (93mph / 149kph) and certainly
one of the most awesome-looking coasters on the planet. This picture shows only the first
hill and the first turn (which is overhanging to account for the speed of the train).
Melanie calls this picture "Two Aaronsons and a pig". Cincinnati, along with the
neighboring cities of Covington and Newport had erected several dozen pig sculptures around
the cities. All of them had been artistically painted or decorated in some way. This
one was on the terrace behind the aquarium overlooking the Ohio River.
KC the cat, tired of all the accolades given to Trout on this website has demanded some PR
time of her own. Here she shows off her natural camouflaging ability by blending in with
It should also be mentioned that the awesome jellyfish picture which is the background of
this page came from the brand shiny new Newport Aquarium in Newport, Kentucky, which is
directly across the river from downtown Cincinnati. It's a very impressive aquarium, although
the one-way flow of traffic through it could be sort of annoying, and I'm sure it'll be even
nicer when they finish building the parking garage.
KC sleeps on a recliner. It's not a very exciting picture but I'm sure she's happy to have her
own web page even if she has to share it with a roller coaster and some jellyfish.
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