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Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:37 pm
by Blue Turbo
Nice pictures, Chuck! This is where the nostalgia actually starts for me, since this was my first TPR tour! I had read many TRs and seen the Coaster Expedition videos, but I didn't really know what to expect the trip to be like. It was way more fun (and way more exhausting) than I could have imagined. Robb and Elissa's phenomenal job planning (and dealing with issues, I'm looking a you Satan's Lodge) and getting to know everyone on the trips is what makes TPR trips so much more than going to a bunch of parks and riding coasters. Very much looking forward to the next time I can do one!

Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:47 pm
by JimmyBo
I'm finally catching up on all these reports and I've come to realize something Chuck....YOU MUST BE RICH!!!! Seriously, how many trips have you been on?!?! But in all seriousness, if you know you want to go on a trip, then you can plan for it but it is really fun to see all your trip reports in a nutshell. I've always enjoyed reading your reports when you posted them rather soon after the trips because your commentary on the photos always cracks me up.

If I need a good laugh, I have a couple cocktails and then read a famous Chuck "cfc" Trip Report and I'll be aching in my side from laughing so much.

Jimmy "These pictures are great Chuck!!!" Bo

Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:39 pm
by SharkTums
And now I want NYC Pizza!!!

Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:43 pm
by The Great Zo
Good times on the Coney-to-Coney tour, my second with TPR. The first half of that trip was exhausting. But at least Owensboro KY rolled out the red carpet for us.

Last rides on Python in Cincinnati for most of us, since that park has now closed down its dry side.

Two parks with Fascination in the span of a few days? That's as good as it gets, especially if you need a new crock pot.

If you skipped Ghost Hole, you made the right call.

Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:01 pm
by bert425
these updates have been fantastic, Chuck!

haven't had a lot of time to be active on the messageboards too much lately (work has been kicking my butt!). . . but I try to read thru your updates as soon as I see them.

they help make my day much better, and I've loved seeing the pics.

thanks so much for sharing!

Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:21 pm
by Dan
This was such a good trip! So many TPR tours stand out... but every time Chuck posts a new update in this thread, I find myself smiling and caught up in total wanderlust remembering how much FUN we all had! Even when "Adventure Tour" found a whole new meaning at Satan's Lodge that night... and Banshee nearly poked my eye out... I still look back on it and do nothing but smile and laugh! John and I even did a pre-trip to the two trips PLUS the add on! Crazy stuff. I miss you guys!

Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:25 pm
by Nrthwnd
Thanks for all these great ongoing Retro Updates, Chuck. Brings back my own personal awesome memories of some of these tours we've shared, with Elissa, Robb, and Kristen. :smile:

Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:21 pm
by rubysparkles
Thanks for these Chuck, really lovely to read. Especially as my first two trips have been covered (Japan 2013 and New Hotness 2014). Such amazing memories and your commentary is always hilarious.

Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:16 pm
by cfc
West Coast Bash 2015

I had signed up for Japan (yes, again) in 2015, but my Dad's health was very iffy, so I decided to hold off from any big vacations. Long story short, Dad rallied, and I ended up taking a long weekend for West Coast Bash as my "TPR Trip" that year.

I guess this is technically cheating, but it's my thread, after all. ;) Who's up for a bit of Six Flags Magic Mountain and Knott's Berry Farm, with a steaming portion of Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, and SeaWorld San Diego on the side? You do meet the most interesting people at these events.

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Right, Erik?

West Coast Bash was fun, and I always enjoy the Knott's day, in particular. There's fried chicken, Boysenberry pie, and a sneak peek at Knott's Scary Farm.

Let's check in and get our swag.

Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:40 pm
by cfc
On to DCA and SWSD!