Indiana Beach June, 13 2010 ______________________________________ After Holiwood Nights I'm back in Indiana the next week for another First time trip to a park. What better way to visit than with Cameron, Jeremie, Griffin, and Mother Griffin! For those of you not familiar with the park. It's like someone took the best of the classic flat rides, a few really fun coasters, a big heap of WTF atmosphere, and put it all on a tiny boardwalk. There you have it, one of the best theme parks around!
Cornball [# 50] was great, front or back it didn't matter you always got ejector . Hoosier Hurricane really didn't have any air time though [except the front row on the double up], but it was a really fun ride due to it's location and it swooping over the lake. Sadly Lost coaster was closed. I'll probably be going back soon to ride it though. Steel Hawg was one of many ride at IB where you get off and you just have a puzzled look on your face. It was surprisingly smooth and I loved the downward heart-line roll. But the surprise was Galaxi, It was actually really fun smooth ride. With plenty of air time in the back car on the first two drops.
I also fell in love with the Yo-Yo and the Paratrooper. It was my first time on both for a ride of it's type and they were both genius!
The verdict is that Indiana Beach is an awesome little park and it has a great atmosphere. It gets an A+ in my books! [Don't forget to do the haunt/walk-through]
Splash battles make me wet
The guns don't shoot that well, but it's still a really fun ride.
Jizz jizz everywhere!
I <3 yo-yo!!!!
First coaster of the day. [I love all of the signs at IB they carry on the WTF feeling of the park]
You can see the famous gum tunnels in this picture ;]
The log ride has an acceptable amount of wetness. I approve!
What's this above my head?
"I'm Tig'rr give me your bad romance!" "O.K.!"
I was actually a little surprised by the airtime on the first drop... Anton you sneaky little devil you!
I really liked the two swooping turns also, really fun elements of the ride!
A hott mess
The Flyers at IB are much better than the ones I rode at HW last week. The wind help you gain a LOT more altitude.
Jer and Griff after their hot Schwarzy love trip.
You can get some really nice views from the ferris wheel
Yo-Yo how I love thee.
If only those hills created some decent air =[
Weird thing... Like everywhere you went around the park there were Mayflies. On the sides of building, on the handrails, on the boardwalk... Everywhere! Although I was told by Cameron that this is not a common thing.
If only she was hot ;]
Boogedy boogy BOO.
I'm sort of becoming a double shot fan. These things are extremely fun!
For all of you who like round objects...
Are you trying to catch a Mayfly or something?
Manual break porn. "I'd like to break you manually"
Me being overly excited to ride a Schwarzkopf = Looking like a chipmunk
Camu is sitting erect
Nom nom nom! Delicious!
It rained for about 20 minutes but after we rode Galaxi about 10 times in a row. This ride OP was awesome, so If your reading this... your awesome!
Um... not sure what was going on when this was taken. But I'm sure we don't really need to know
Awww, I don't get to encounter the bear today! =[
"Tilt, no whirling aloud..."
It's OK for not having a tri-pod...right?
We ended our night on Hurricane. Oh, and thumbs up to the two ride OP's at the ride that whole evening. They were really energetic and raced each-other to see who could check the restraints first, and they really got the guest involved!
Good-Bye Indiana Beach! I'll be back for sure some time soon!
Last edited by kumba830 on Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:45 pm.
This is the 2nd TR I have seen of this place this week. The one thing that sticks out in my mind, which I noticed in your video, and a photo in the other TR, was the water falling from around the YO YO. It's little touches like this that make a park awesome. One of these days I will make it out that way and check this joint out. Also I youtubed a POV of Steel Hawg and I will admit I never thought it would appeal to me. After seeing the video a few times it looks like quite a fun little ride, something more "smaller" parks should look into.
Life is a lemon and I want my money back????
He who farts in church sits in own pew.............
^ Yeah - it was a shame that Lost Coaster was down, but at least we knew about it in advance. One of the great things about Indiana Beach is that even with one of their major rides down, we still didn't run out of stuff to do for the entire 9 hours we were there. It was a fun day, with great weather and perfect crowds. There certainly is an interesting mix of people down there..
Germany June 28 - July 14, 2010 ___________________________________________ About a month ago I made a two week trip to Germany. I stayed with a friend and his family in the Hannover region and had an amazing time! You can read my daily blog from the trip right HERE.
My experiences in Germany were so awesome. Yes I had been taking German the last few years. So I sort of knew what to expect, although not everything was as I thought. I realized that they ride bikes a LOT more than we do here in the states[Possibly why we are so damn fat?] and they also use rail transportation a ton. While my whole life here in the states I had not used the train once, I took the train almost every other day while I was in Germany. I mean, why can't we have a well run rail system with stops in almost every decently sized city that doesn't cost a buttload to ride[Because we probably don't realize the benefits]? Also, their fridges are super small, they love "Chicago gangsters", and are way ahead in fashion.
As for Berlin, it's not like skyscrapers and such[which I though it would be]. The city was mainly very low laying, but spread out. There were a lot of cool sights and history that I got to learn about. The main railway station there is the biggest in Europe and you can definitely tell. Then, before we left, I got to experience some European shops in one of the malls downtown. Photos
Waiting around at the Chicago airport to leave my first time flying alone.
You take me cross ocean, ok now?
Here you go Jeremie, I listened to this half of my trip there. :P
By the time I make it to the place that I am staying I already was having a cargasm.
I love how close all of the houses are in this village. It just sort of has a little charm to it.
Me, Immature? Never!
One of my German friends wanted to party one last time [Being Europe that includes beer] before he went off to serve in the army. What a fun night! [This is the Mayor Hall of Hannover]
An old church destroyed in WWII.
I don't know if this is a good or bad thing....
Random lakes = Topless chicks and naked old people. Delish!
Darn you shrub maze! >.< This was at a nice garden in Hannover, and later that day I went to the movies and watched Prince of Persia in German. Thank God there weren't a lot of talking parts.
Me-Hans-Hans' brother Cilas
We weren't exactly the quietest people in the garden... Haha.
Something about the tallest fountain, maybe in the world... Or just europe... I have no idea.
RB [Regional Bahn] trains were practically my second home in Germany.
This poor bike has been literally raped.
Haha, I love how my face looks so messed up in this photo.
The girl in this photo couldn't speak english very well, so most of them time I would have to struggle to tell her something. She ended up being one of my favorite people I met during the trip.
Grape soda in Europe actually taste like Grape. I think the USA should try out this crazy concept some time. ;]
Land Rover Defender anyone?
The last of these pictures are from Berlin, one of my favorite cities I have ever been to.
More Gardens... Seriously some of these gardens go on forever!
Ich liebe es!
My favorite of all the sights I saw was the Dom. Some of these building were just so darn beautiful.
Don't ask why... It just reminds me of Narnia.
This is basically the "White House" of Germany. Pretty modern looking if you ask me.
The German Parliament building!
"Oh yes, i've always wanted some Berlin noodles!"
Next up is Goslar and a German festival!
Last edited by kumba830 on Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:51 pm.
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