March 27, 2009
Carolina Cobra Media Day
Every March Six Flags over Georgia and the American Coaster Enthusiasts hold their annual Spring Fling event. I’d never been to the park and it was on my short list of weekend trips to visit soon, so that seemed like a great time to go. I requested Friday off and started making plans while sending in my money for the event, and making reservations, using Hotwire for the first (of now many, many) time(s).
As the date came closer and closer my plans changed significantly. Add in the fact that the weather was not cooperating and I ended up with a totally different trip than the one I had originally planned. So on Thursday March 26, 2009 I headed south to North Carolina to stay at my grandmother’s second home to help break up the trip. The fact that I’d been invited to Carowinds’ Media Preview Day by my then online, but eventually personal friend Max, who has now passed away, on Friday was another deciding factor for my stop over in Salisbury for the night.
On Friday I woke up in Salisbury and got ready. It was dreary outside, which was what the weather forecast called for all weekend. I made my way to Starbucks and then headed towards Charlotte. I was afraid I’d run into rush hour traffic, but instead cars were moving at a decent pace all the way down to Carowinds Blvd. I found my way to the employee entrance and parked, made a few last minute adjustments, and headed towards the park. This was a first as I’d never entered from behind the park before.