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Archivis
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Re: Gino's Grand Opening

About the best you can do is drive by it. The only thing special about this nuclear reactor is its history. If you want anything interesting in the area, there's a pretty good amusement park in Hershey and a casino down the road in Grantville. Both are about 15-20 minutes away from Harrisburg.
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Bobcat79
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We tried to go to Hershey Park. We got about 75 feet from the entrance, when my daughter suddenly felt ill. It was all in her head. She was afraid I'd make her go on Fahrenheit.

We did drive through Gettysburg around New Years. I then downloaded Ken Burns' series on the Civil War and watched the parts about Gettysburg. It was interesting after seeing the actual sites.



Archivis
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If you do ever decide to go hit up the park again, I strongly recommend getting a day pass during a school day. It's a ghost town and you can hit every single ride without a pass. Either right before school lets out or just after school begins, during the week.

There are some rides that are so dead, you can just stay on them as long as you want.
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A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.


Bobcat79
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We got there at 5 PM on the Sunday before Halloween. It was a beautiful, warm, sunny day. You couldn't ask for better weather at the end of October. And my daughter didn't want to go.


Bobcat79
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reply to Archivis

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Historical marker
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Operating unit
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Defunct cooling towers
I stopped by Three Mile Island yesterday. Feel the glow.


Archivis
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Did you get cancer?


Bobcat79
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No, but I don't need a night light anymore.

Further down the Susquehanna, there was another tall smokestack with a lot of vapor/steam/etc. What is that? A paper mill?

I've been around paper mills at a previous job, and I'd certainly prefer to live next to a nuclear power plant than a paper mill.



Archivis
Your Daddy
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Might have been the steel mill.



Archivis
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I live on the other side of Harrisburg, so I don't really sit near that stuff, bordering Linglestown.