Chapter 7--The Ever-so-Melancholy Last Park of the Trip: Merimbula's Magic Mountain
The last park visited on a TPR trip is always a mixed bag for me: 1) It's great that I have yet one more day to hang out with some great people doing something we all enjoy, and 2) Well, it's nearly over.
There, I'm better now.
After a great Aussie BBQ at the Comfort Inn in Merimbula (and the best WiFi of the whole trip), and a laid-back evening exploring the town a bit (where Dan, Amy, and I saw some rather scary/amusing drunken behavior by some of the locals), we were off to ride the credit we had spent all day getting to--a Zyklon named Diamond Python at a little family park called Magic Mountain. Although you won't find anything on the order of Tatsu or Goliath here, this is a very pretty, nice, and eccentric little park.
As for the Zyklon, our ERT session was fun. But the real star attraction here is a very long, bizarrely themed alpine slide--and the park very nicely gave us two rides each on it.
After that, it was a long bus ride back to Sydney via Canberra (the capitol of Australia), but Robb kept everyone pretty entertained most of the way there. Hell, he even threw crap at people!
Here's a look at the last official day of TPR's Australian Trip 2011. Robb and Elissa, thank you again for all the work you did putting together this trip! Australia was amazing--as are the two of you!