I went to Six Flags Great Adventure for their Holiday in the Park festivities on opening day, November 17th, 2018. This is the fourth year that the park has opened for the holiday season. Like the Fright Fest trip report, I’ll separate this one into two portions covering the attractions in 2018 with the actual trip report underneath.

In short: The park had lots of decorations and lights, the shows were neat, and the rides had barely any lines!

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Updated 11/12/18

Seems like in recent years I end up taking my first trip to Six Flags Great Adventure in September for Fright Fest. I get a season pass each year despite only going a handful of times, but it’s still worth it. I might go for the gold membership next year as it’s about the same price as a season pass (with tax added) and has some extra perks like membership entrance and rewards program.

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I took a two part trip to New York City on Sunday, September 16th. During the afternoon I planned to go to Coney Island before heading back to Manhattan at dusk to do a walk through of the San Gennaro festival. First was two hours of travel time: 1 hour on NJ Transit to Penn Station and another hour on the Q train to Coney. I got there at around 3:30pm, a little later than I was hoping.

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As far as I know, my home away from home Brick, NJ has one fair a year, and that’s the Italian Festival held by Church of the Epiphany. I stopped by on August 16th, the first night of the festival, before heading over to Seaside. Despite being in the same town as the shore house, it was still like a 20 minute ride from the southernmost point of the town to the church grounds in northern Brick. The festival had a small midway with rides by Johnson’s Fun Factory, a small carnival out of south Jersey. The fair had…

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I was down at the shore house in Brick for a couple of days in mid/late July. My main task at the house was killing off a wasp nest that had taken up residence right next to the front door, but I stayed on Friday to just take in the summertime at the shore. In the afternoon I took a long bike ride around the Drum Point area; nearly 25 miles total. I actually took a few photos on the ride:

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