Hey TPR members!
This trip report is about my very first TPR adventure! Together with a bunch of other coaster geeks, we barrel rolled our way across the country to the keeper of the gate AND MORE! That trip was one of that 'Time of my life' experiences that will always be in my mind! It was really AWESOME and I honestly don't know how to describe that trip with words because Robb and Elissa put so much effort in organizing and making this trip so EPIC! Thank you VERY much! You guys rock and I'm definitely ready for another TPR *Explore the world* adventure! BUT, before going on another trip, I should finish this trip report, so back to the report!
I will try to update this thread every day to give you guys an impression of all the fun we had during our trip throughout the UNITED STATES! I'm sorry about not having that many photos of my arrival and my first day in the US, but I just was too lazy in the first two days! Sorry for that! With that being said...
Are you ready for some AWESOME coaster goodness and TPR fun? Let's go...
Every trip starts with traveling and in my case it started with a nine hour flight from Frankfurt, Germany to Detroit, Michigan where I had a layover of 4 hours! My final destination was Houston, Texas where some other TPR members and I met to have some PRE trip fun with Iron Shark at Galveston's Pleasure Pier and Kemah's Boardwalk Bullet! Arriving in Texas was insane...I got out of the airport and it was like being hit of a giant heat wall!
Welcome to Texas!
After having taken my shuttle to the first hotel (which was close to the airport) and checking in, I took a nap! I finally arrived in the States but I was just too tired to realize it!
The next day, I had to wait for Bas', Werner's and Andrew's arrival. Together, we planned on having some coaster PRE trip fun at the Gulf of Mexico!
Galveston's Pleasure Pier is a very nice pier to stay! A good selection of different flat rides and of course the home of the lap bar only Euro Fighter IRON SHARK! It was really fun and since the coaster is almost built in the middle of the ocean, it's a really nice feeling to ride the coaster there! Especially the Star Flyer was kind of scary because the only thing you see is WATER when flying in the air. It's pretty awesome! After some rides on Iron Shark and the other rides there, we made our way to Kemah Boardwalk where Boardwalk Bullet was waiting for us! Since we were not interested in doing the other flat rides there, we decided not to buy the ALL DAY admission wristband. With that being said, we bought a single ticket for Boardwalk Bullet which was $6! It's a nice little woodie that is not too rough! I think after HADES 360 at the Dells during the trip every coaster seems to feel as smooth as Kumali in the UK!
I thought it was really rideable and not too bad! We left the Pier after some rides on that woodie. There was a 3 hour car drive to San Antonio we had to take, to get to the first TPR hotel where all the members doing the Schlitterbahn pre trip add on were waiting! Dropping off the car at the airport in San Antonio and taking a cab to the hotel were the next steps to do though!
After having arrived at the hotel, we went to Longhorn Steakhouse where the other TPR members already celebrated the unofficial start of the trip!
Let's see some photos!