THE BIG MIKE ROAD SHOW - 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PICS ON PG 769

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Postby RIP Psyclone » Sun Jun 22, 2008 10:07 am

As Paris is 9 hours ahead of the Pacific time zone, making it just after 7pm as I type this, I look forward to the first delicious update! Nobody does it like Big Mike!

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Postby Big Mike » Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:10 am

DAY #1 (FRIDAY)


Hi Friends!!!

Or should I say Bon Jour!!! I am learning my French :)

This is the first day of The Big Mike Road Show 2008 in Paris.


I hope you enjoy!!!


Peace, Big Mike
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The Big Mike Road Show 2008 arrives in Paris!!!
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This picture is for you Rich, your hex did not work :)
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First sight seeing stop, Notre Dame!
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The Main reason for sight seeing for me, The Eiffel Tower!
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Big Mike's Mission - Top of The Eiffel Tower!!!
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EXCLUSIVE!! Big Mike first touching the Eiffel Tower!
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This is the way up, 600+ steps, I decide to take the mission!
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And away we go!!!!!
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Woo hoo! 100 steps already, Big Mike still in tip top form!
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200 steps up, Big Mike looking like a pro athlete.
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300 steps!! No problems at all!
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Uh Oh! 400 steps and Big Mike is breaking a sweat!
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Trouble! Big Mike at 500 steps may need emergency help!
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Big Mike R.I.P at 600 steps.
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Yeah Baby!!!! Big Mike has made it! Look at that sweaty dome!
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Big Mike eyes up the hot babes!
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Mission accomplished :)
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That was so easy that after I read this sign about a tight rope walker.....
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.... I decided I needed a bigger challenge!
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Arc de Triomphe!
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Big Mike amazed at the designs!
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The eternal flame!
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It was worth the visit just to watch the traffic at this circle, crazy!
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The Louvre!
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The courtyard at the Louvre was cool.
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Sacre something lol.
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Statues!
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Great views of the city from up here!
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Happy I hauled my A$$ all the way up here because....
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.... because I had my first Magnum bar of the trip!
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A trip to the Moulin Rouge and the red light district!
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Another look at it since I can't post much photos from this street!!!
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That's it for sight seeing! Next up, 2 parks with Robb, Elissa, Jeff and Kidtums!! Peace, Big Mike
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Postby devol4 » Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:14 am

Awesome man... Paris is fun....
went there for new years :D

How's the weather there?

Can't wait to here more [:

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Postby Chrissie » Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:15 am

Oooooh La La!!

Glad to see you arrived safely on to European shores Big Mike. What did u think of Paris? Im thinking of taking a holiday there later on this year.

Looking forward to seeing more antics. :mickey:
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Postby Big Mike » Sun Jun 22, 2008 12:11 pm

DAY #2 (SATURDAY)


Hey great friends!!!

Now that the touristry stuff is out of the way, time to go ride coasters on a pre-trip excursion with Robb, Elissa, Jeff, and Kidtums!

Time to play a guessing game!! Who will be the first person to have their picture posted in The Big Mike Road Show 2008 European Edition?

Time to find out!


Hope you enjoy!


Peace, Big Mike
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KIDTUMS!!!!
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Elissa and her awesome direction skills!
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Robb and his awesome driving skills!
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Jeff, just because he is awesome.
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Big Mike, why? Just lucky I guess :)
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Parc St. Paul!
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Prices!
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Park map!
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My ticket to fun!
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Big Mike was greeted as soon as he went in!
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The Family Coaster!
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Credit #603!
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Kidtums, credit #2 :)
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Wild Train!
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I yelled to Robb not to ride in the front, the back has major ejector air!
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Credit #604!
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Elissa and Jeff takes Big Mike's advice!
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They look satisfied!
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Formule 1!!!
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The track tilts!
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Quick turns!
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Credit #605!
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Une Souris Verte!
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Credit #606!
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Mini Mouse Cartoon!
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Kidtums!!! Credit #3!
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Credit #607!
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Telepherique. Not a credit according to Jeff!
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Props to Robb! On board camera!
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La Mer De Sable, our next park visit!
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Prices!
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Map!
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Le Train De Colorado!
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Credit #608!
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Behind the scenes! Dave and Big Mike stuffing pillows for the goodie bags!
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Hope there is not a fire, no way out!
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We can still get out :) Hope you enjoyed my friends! Peace, Big Mike
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Postby Big Mike » Sun Jun 22, 2008 12:58 pm

DAY #3 (SUNDAY)


Hi Friends!!!!

Today we had a pre-trip excursion to a park with about 40 people who have arrived so far!

The official tour starts tomorrow with Parc Asterix!!!


I hope you enjoy!


Peace, Big Mike
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Jardin d'Acclimatation!!!
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Prices!
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Even though I can't read it, here is the map, its tradition!
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Tacot Express!
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The first person to ride with me on the trip, The Lovely Louise!!!
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Coaster #609! Another Lovely Lou picture!!
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Les Papillons d'Alice!
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Credit #610 with Terrance!
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Le Dragon!
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Credit #611 with Craig, Gage, and Caitlin.
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LaRonde was last year??
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He's not part of our group, but figured I would add him :)
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Big Mike and Kidtums :) What was she distracted by? Guesses?
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Everytime she hears a plane fly overhead, she waves to it! Adorable!!!!!!
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Final picture is a tribute to the bar closers!! Closed the hotel bar, found another bar nearby and closed that one too! Peace, Big Mike Parc Asterix tomorrow!
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Postby Rob.Lloyd » Sun Jun 22, 2008 1:21 pm

Brilliant photos Big Mike
I see SteveC found the bar and probably drunk it dry

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Postby TheRapidsNerd » Sun Jun 22, 2008 1:55 pm

Great update man!
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This pic gave me a great laugh! I applaud the dedication and would've done the same. Awesome!

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Postby Beeja » Sun Jun 22, 2008 3:10 pm

Glad you arrived save and sound, my buddy!

I can see you had a great time in Paris, and you visited place Trocadero! I'm so proud :)

Nice updates with lovely pics from tourist stuff and all the little parcs, looking forward to all the next updates!

See you on Tuesday :b

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Postby bovinejumpsuit » Sun Jun 22, 2008 3:20 pm

Hi Big Mike, Long time reader, first time poster on your thread.

Loving your dedication at getting the Mainland Europe Trip scoops. Keep up the good work

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