MASSIVE Photo TR: Visions of my Spain trip 2007

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MASSIVE Photo TR: Visions of my Spain trip 2007

Postby RCFreak » Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:02 pm

So reading LOU's Photo TR has inspired me to post my pics I took on TPR's Spain 2007 Trip as well as the mini-Europe Add-on and my first trip to NYC!

I ended taking 1,025 photos over the course of two and a half weeks, so bare with me as I re-size most (but definitely not all) and up-load them. Some of them you might have already seen on the mini updates and I'm sure more of them will pop up in the full updates when those finally get done too. *cough*

Just as a warning I have the memory of a goldfish, so many stories have already been forgotten or will be jogged looking through my pics again.




It all started when I got home from Australia 2006 and hadn't visited TPR in a while so it was a huge shock to find out they did a tour of UK that was open to everybody. Then I come to find out they had even MORE trips planned out and as soon as I heard about Spain I knew I had to go! Keep in mind I was never a huge poster in these forums and really didn't know anybody going on the trip. That in mind I had one of the BEST times I've EVER had in my life so far and have made many great friends out of it including Robb and Elissa themselves. (Shameless plug fo the trips? You decide. lol)

In looking for flights I found an incredible deal through KLM and Northwest (blech!) out of JFK so I figured What the hell, I've never been to NY before, and here was a great chance to go for a bit. So there I was June 24, 2007 flying out on an adventure of a lifetime. After getting a decent nights sleep it was time to explore! I'm definitely not a planner and love to just go with the flow and see where things take me. I do usually have a few goals in mind but no structure to it. It definitely lets me have a much better time then fighting a time schedule to see as much as I can. I also figure it definitely would not be the last time I was in NYC.

So the next morning we head off to Brooklyn to ride, what else, the Coney Island Cyclone! After getting my Nathan's Famous Hot Dog it was time to head off to the rides! A few rides on the Cyclone and a few of the other rides (inlcuding a really insane breakdance!) it was off to Times Square. I fell in love and actually spent the majority of my next two days around the area, I just couldn't get enough!

Side trips to the Empire State Building, and The American Museum of Natural History (which also ate up a LOT more time then anticipated) Seeing both Spring Awakening and Marry Poppins (with ABC's SUpper Nanny sitting next to me!) and a whole lot of walking, off to Spain I went!

Now for the pictures!
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I see something in the distance...
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The Original Coaster Wheel. Jeff Johnson counts this as 16 credits!
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I didn't know Ghosts had holes...
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I'm actually terrified for my life right now...
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The "guts" of a ferris Wheel is one of my favorite things to look at.
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A look toward the Cyclone an Intamin Observation tower and that INSANE break dance!
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This ride is for swingers
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"feed the Clowns or they will kill you in your sleep"
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Astroland, but for how much longer?
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Insert a joke about the shaft here
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I shall call you Squishy!
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awww look he made a friend!
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Flashbacks to Problem Child 2... *blech*
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ooohhhhh There she is the day before she turned 80!
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When I sat down they actually had to hammer a nail back into place on our log! Safety first kids.
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Cyclone from the top of the Observation tower. Oddly felt like I was back at Cedar point for a minute...
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My first wacky worm is actually on the lower left in this picture. overview of Dino's Wonder Wheel amusement park
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This just cracked me up!
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View up the Boardwalk
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This attraction is TPR approved!
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see!?!
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Time to head back to Manhattan
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Almost as pretty as me!
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These came out really good for not having a tripod...
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New York's Hard Rock on broadway?
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YES!
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it took me two seconds to realize which coaster wason the poster... is that bad?
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Toys"R"Us toy ferris wheel!
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Hello Kitty loves NYC too
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This was an animatronic, it kicked all sorts of a$$.
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When I played with LEGOS I never went that big...
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I don't want to grow up!
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Much cooler in person
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LEAVE ME ALOOOOOONE!!!
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Kinda looks photoshopped

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Postby RCFreak » Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:23 pm

More pics, nothing coaster related in this one, but lots of museum pics!
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That's better
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ooo good thing too, I almost forgot where I was
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Nice view
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I think i can see my house from here
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Man, writing this many captions is hard...
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Self photographer extraordinaire!
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YEAH Transformers!
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These thatres pop out of no where begging for money
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but this Church was all "nu-uh"
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it won for good reason too! I love this musical!
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Night two had me visiting the wonderful Banks family and their f***ed up nanny!
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Big balls
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I fell in love with the Northwest coast Indian exhibit at The American Museum of Natural History
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Lots of totem poles all around
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I spent about two hours just looking around
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I got a rock...
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Conservative daytime rocks
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Rocks Gone wild by night!
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I could live here...
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TPR approved?

Hector Approved!
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Talocan?
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Sarah! Where's littlefoot?
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Good Rex, good boy, Sit!


Stay!
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I'll end this with some floaty balls! Stick around for the start of the actual trip itself!

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Postby lil jimmy norton » Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:57 pm

Nice man, the museum is an awesome place to go. Did you visit the Mythical Creatures exhibit?

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Postby Sunfire » Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:58 pm

These are awesome pics. Wow, you're not even in Spain yet and you've already taken more photos than I have on my phone (which is about 100 pics)! LOL.

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Postby coaster05 » Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:29 am

Hector I swear we were in the museum abd at Astroland the same days you were. We also visited NYC before we went to Spain. Great start on your Photo TR.

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Postby Louise » Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:49 am

Great start Hector, can't wait til you start on Spain!

You are SUCH a poser by the way. :lover:

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Postby RaptorBoyASU » Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:49 am

It took me like 2 seconds as well to identify that coaster. :lover:

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Postby coasterdude5 » Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:25 am

^ Which one is it? At first I thought it might be Tatsu but it looks like there's a parachute tower in the background...

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Postby RaptorBoyASU » Thu Jan 03, 2008 12:38 pm

It's Raptor.

Helix to the block brake circling the dive out of the zero-g. Sky ride tower in the background, as well as the Grand Ballroom.

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Postby RCFreak » Thu Jan 03, 2008 5:39 pm

lil jimmy norton wrote:Nice man, the museum is an awesome place to go. Did you visit the Mythical Creatures exhibit?


Sadly I didn't have time (or money) as I wanted to wander around and had to be back up to 43 for Marry Poppins that night.

coaster05 wrote:Hector I swear we were in the museum abd at Astroland the same days you were. We also visited NYC before we went to Spain. Great start on your Photo TR.


"It's a small world after all. It's a small world after all!"


Louise wrote:Great start Hector, can't wait til you start on Spain!

You are SUCH a poser by the way. :lover:


hehe you say that like it's a bad thing. Don't worry I have a lot of pictures of other people too.


And that coaster is indeed Raptor at Cedar Point.

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