Day 0: A Canadian Departure (Page 1)
Day 1: Stormed in Maastricht, Screwed in Belgium (Page 1)
Day 2: Luxembourg from Top to Bottom (Page 2
Day 3: Dunes, Dams, and Depraved Santas (Page 3
Day 4: The Deer of Den Haag, the Minions of Leiden (coming soon...)
Day 5: Old Birds and New Turbines (coming soon...)
Day 6: Bobbejaanland (coming soon...)
In July and August of 2019, I joined TPR on a big huge trip across Europe. You've probably already read some stories from our journeys, in TRs by Chuck
, and Erik
. Now, better late than never, I might as well get started on my own.
This might have been my most complicated vacation ever -- 12 countries, 12 theme parks, 9 flights, 4 currencies, and 2 rental cars, all on a continent that isn't my own. And yet, those are the things that made the trip such an experience. I travel around the US a lot and frequently go to out-of-the-way destinations, and my biggest goal for this Europe trip was to do the same thing overseas. Sure, I visited Amsterdam, Helsinki, and Munich, but I also visited St. Vith, Vlissingen, Sigmaringen and Soelden. Never heard of those places? You'll learn about them in this thread, eventually. I wouldn't be surprised if it takes me a year or two to finish this TR, but this is my big project now, regardless of any 2020 travel -- so I'll get there at some point.
I organized the trip so that I'd have multiple days to do my own travel both before and after the official TPR trip. So, it will be a few updates before I get to any theme park content, which will begin with Day 6 at Bobbejaanland. Oh, and since I never did a TR or posted any pictures from the 2016 TPR Europe trip, I might just find an excuse to include some of the best of those in here too.
That's enough of an intro. Onward to the misadventures.