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bert went Coasting for Kids on Team TPR at Fiesta Texas

PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:26 pm
by bert425
So I drove down to San Antonio bright and early on Saturday Morning to participate in "Coasting for Kids" - the benefit for Give Kids the World Village, a fantastic charitable organization, that was being hosted at Fiesta Texas on 7/20.

I participated as a member of Team TPR, which for this particular park consisted of myself, and Garbels (someone I've seen in pics on TPR for many years, but had never met until now.. . if you hadn't figured it out, he turned out to be a really, really cool guy).

I had a great time and all in all, we ended up contributing over $2200 towards the over $10.4K raised by those participating!

Not bad for our team of two! so really appreciate all those who donated to me over the past couple of weeks!

I took over 200 pics, but edited down to less than 100 for this TR - hey, I figured folks wanna see unique pics that aren't often available to general park goers (such as Wonder Woman with no line, or the views of Iron Rattler, Roadrunner, and Superman from the Canyon walking tour we got to take, as both of us made the top 20 fundraisers).

here are a bunch of pics, with some comments beneath them :)

Thanks to Robb (& TPR) for not only encouraging us to participate, but offering some incredible support to help us kick off some donations to our pages.

and the links will stay active, if anyone still wants to contribute to this fantastic cause!

Mine:
http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1417173&pg=personal&fr_id=1887

Garbels:
http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1021158&pg=personal&fr_id=1887

Re: bert went Coasting for Kids on Team TPR at Fiesta Texas

PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:24 am
by Canobie Coaster
Great report! The cliff walk photos are really neat and rare views of the rides.

Re: bert went Coasting for Kids on Team TPR at Fiesta Texas

PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:04 am
by bert425
cliff tour continued, as well as "post-event" pics from the rest of my afternoon at SFFT :

Re: bert went Coasting for Kids on Team TPR at Fiesta Texas

PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:20 am
by bert425
Canobie Coaster wrote:Great report! The cliff walk photos are really neat and rare views of the rides.


thanks!

I have to say, getting so close to Iron Rattler was amazing! and the views of Superman from the canyon wall, really do take one's breath away. it's hard to get it across in the pictures, it was SO cool.

Re: bert went Coasting for Kids on Team TPR at Fiesta Texas

PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:56 am
by coasterbill
Great report! I really enjoyed some of those super-unique photos from the top of the quarry.

Re: bert went Coasting for Kids on Team TPR at Fiesta Texas

PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:58 pm
by bert425
coasterbill wrote:Great report! I really enjoyed some of those super-unique photos from the top of the quarry.


thanks Bill.

it got a bit too hot, unfortunately, otherwise would have LOVED to have stayed a bit longer, and maybe make it to the Lone Star Spectacular, since the park was open till 10.

but since I started so early, by 4pm, I was ready for the drive home in the A/C.

yeah the Cliff Walk along the quarry is something that I never thought would be available to me, and enjoyed the hell out of it.

I'm sure I'll be back in the next few weeks to get some rides on Joker & SV Swings, but the walk up above the park is most certainly something I'll be remembering for years and years to come.

Re: bert went Coasting for Kids on Team TPR at Fiesta Texas

PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:50 pm
by anonymouscactus
Amazing photos and amazing report!! Loved all the wonder woman photos you were able to get of yourselves. Very cool!

Also love how you find the good in everything in all of your reports and don't let the little things bother you that make it THE WORST PARK EVAR by some people. Just enjoy your day :)

Thanks for taking the time to write everything up, and for taking part in a great cause!

Re: bert went Coasting for Kids on Team TPR at Fiesta Texas

PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:41 am
by bert425
anonymouscactus wrote:Amazing photos and amazing report!! Loved all the wonder woman photos you were able to get of yourselves. Very cool!

Also love how you find the good in everything in all of your reports and don't let the little things bother you that make it THE WORST PARK EVAR by some people. Just enjoy your day :)

Thanks for taking the time to write everything up, and for taking part in a great cause!


thanks for that :)

I try not to let the little stuff get to me - not always successful, but I try, since I'm out at a theme park. That's the main thing, so try to focus on that and have a good time regardless.

glad you enjoyed the pics. although it was hot, I had a great time and it was for a great cause.

I'm sure I'll be back real soon too, since I wanna ride the swings again (Whirlygig has been down a *long* time since they announced the retheme) - not to mention Joker when it opens!

Re: bert went Coasting for Kids on Team TPR at Fiesta Texas

PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:24 am
by Mrlittle
Looks like SFFT treated everyone like VIP’s. Super cool and great to see how much was raised for a good cause.

Re: bert went Coasting for Kids on Team TPR at Fiesta Texas

PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:56 am
by PKI Jizzman
Jeff Siebert knows how to run a park. What a great showcase of SFFT. Great report and endurance getting in all of those rides + $$$ for a good cause!