Gordon and the Sledge Homer
Gordon and I outside the Duff Beer Brewery
at Universal Studios
We spent the day at Universal Studios in Orlando recently. Had a wonderful time, but I don’t recommend anyone ride The Simpson’s ride. It was horrible!! I felt like I had been in a few car wrecks by the time the ride was over.
There were other things to do in the Simpson’s section of the park besides riding that awful ride.
There are many eating establishments.
You can buy a large donut or get a Krusty burger.
You could eat at Flaming Moe’s or Lisa’s Teahouse of Horror.
Stop by the Kwik-E-Mart for a Simpson’s Souvenir
You could try to win
The Sledge Homer……
Notice there isn’t a crowd as Gordon approaches the carnival employee.
Now a crowd starts to gather.
Gordon goes for it!
The grand Prize!!
You know Gordon is 50 and he beat out men who were in there 20’s and 30’s at this game. When he first tried it he lost. You get 3 tries. He then found out the woman had put it on the hardest (Big Man) setting, so he paid to do it again, got a little angry, and won on his first swing. He has won at this game at every park that has had this game.
Gordon has the mind of an athlete. It’s just mind over matter to him and there is a trick to winning this game. If you have ever chopped wood then you know how to stand and swing an axe. That’s the position you need to be in to throw the hammer down hard. When Gordon was younger, he chopped a lot of wood for his Dad, so he is very experienced at swinging an axe. You also have to be accurate as you have to hit the target dead center to use the full force of your swing to score the most points.
The Simpson’s section of the park was very nice.
The Twirl and Hurl
We didn’t ride this one, but it looks like it would be O.K.
But as we were leaving the park there is just something wrong with this………
A seat belt? Really Gordon?
An Oldie But a Goodie
Gordon at Six Flags Over Georgia when we were dating. He was 19 here.
Of course he won!
He always was a he-man. 🙂