Hello, fellow WOE Friends,
I hope your week was what you expected, and you were able to become further ahead of whatever you were working on.
There is a NEW WOE Short Story; My Best Friend, Abby - A 16-year-old finds friendship in someone no one else can see. Click on the story ad below to start reading or find it in WOE Short Stories.
This story is adding to the WOE Cares about mental illness awareness we need. It is essential that those affected get proper treatment, to live productive lives. It is also vital to stop the stigma of mental illness being something bad or evil.
Way before there were understanding and medication, many may have thought different about those affected may have experienced. But the mind is so complicated and powerful, that any change can alter someone reality.
It’s also why the WOE will continue to promote information on mental illness and drug abuse. The WOE Cares, and so should you!
I have added the new WOE HR Poster; Mental Illness is just like any other illness, to the bottom.
Tour of the current WOE Complex – The State Fair
The State Fair is the centerpiece of the WOE Complex. I have taken this from the WOE Story, Chapter 4. Sally and I are there for our second day and are riding the rides, while Jennifer takes it easy in one of the Rest Lounges.
I Hope you enjoy it!
“Sally and I rode so many rides from each of the State Fair-themed areas: The Classic Era - rides from the ’60s through the ’70s; the Pop Era - 80’s & 90’s; and Millennial - 2000’s through today. Each area is separate and has its own theming set to that time-period. The lights, games, music, and even the food and food prices are set to that period. Yes, it’s cheaper to eat in the Classic Era, and the portions are a little smaller, but still a lot of food for your buck. In fact, the Classic Era’s food is so popular, they have a large picnic area with picnic tables to accommodate everyone. There are even commercial grills that the staff use to cook the hamburgers and hot dogs; and because the picnic area is in the front of the Classic Era area, you can hear the World Stage and watch the entertainment from the giant screens outside the covered World Stage venue. You never have to pay for a drink, because they are always free at many beverage stations around the Complex.
The State Fair rides vary from the classic scrambler to high-speed roller coasters that are intertwined with other rides and coasters. There is a 400-foot drop tower, called; The Dive Bomber. This drop ride takes you up 400 feet, then turns your seat 180 degrees so that your upside down, holds you there for at least 30 seconds, then powers you down at 100 MPH.
Many of the rides close to each other share the same music, while others use their own. During special concerts at the World Stage, the music will play on every ride and be shown on video screens around the State Fair. This is mostly done during special events. All the rides are built or re-built by the WOE engineering department. They know every nut and bolt of every ride. I’ll talk more about their engineering later when I meet Roger, the head of Systems Engineering. Of course, there’s no tickets or armbands to deal with. If you’re staying on property, you can zip over and just jump on a ride or coaster. The same goes for visiting Fun Town USA.
While Sally and I were riding the rides and having fun, Jennifer went to one of the Rest Lounges to relax a bit and read from her Kindle. These Lounges are enclosed and very quiet. They are designed to give someone who needs a little quiet time, and a reprieve from all the music and lights, a peaceful break. I’ve even gone in there and seen people napping. It’s also a great waiting area for parents while their kids ride the rides. Parents also enjoy the entertainment at the World Stage as well. Either way, it’s far better than just sitting on a bench and waiting hours for your family to finish riding the rides."
Thanks for reading! I do hope you have a great weekend and a blessed Easter. Until next time,