Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

Ode to the Zambezi Zinger

April 24th, 2012 | Posted by Ian in Odes | The Places We'll Go - (8 Comments)

If you grew up within a couple hours of the Kansas City area and are somewhere between the ages of twenty and forty-five, there is a strong statistical probability that your first ever roller coaster experience was on the legendary Zambezi Zinger at Worlds of Fun. Named for (and themed after) an African river, the … Read more

Ode to a Dutchman

March 6th, 2012 | Posted by Ian in Inspiration | Odes - (0 Comments)

Riding in our little van on October 9th, 2010, were ourselves, two Brits, two Israelis, one Dutchman, one Guatemalan, one Mexican, and one Japanese guy with a guitar who spoke neither English nor Spanish. The ride was long and slow, beginning before dawn and ending just in time for a late lunch. After our second … Read more