My family and I decided to celebrate my 40th Birthday at Santa Cruz. My husband and daughter decided to ride the Giant Dipper 40 times between them in honor of my “fortieth”. (I don’t ride roller coasters…. I shop!) I was going to ride, but alas, I chickened out (my nickname in the family is “the puking princess”).
I also use the age of the Giant Dipper as a reminder of my father’s age, since they were both born in 1924! I usually pick up any dated commemorative hats when I see them.