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Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:16 pm
by The Great Zo
I'm very glad that there is photographic evidence of me on Insane so that I never have to ride it again. :lmao:

That was a great trip. I miss Chiapas.

Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:57 am
by cfc
^I'm glad to have performed such a valuable service for you, Andy. I rode Insane a few times back in 2009, but in 2016 once was enough (it's still fun, but so intense).

Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:33 pm
by cfc
Oktoberfest 2017

Back to Europe, but with a few differences:

1. Go in September, not the summer.
2. Fly to Munich.
3. See castles and other cultural stuff, in addition to visiting parks and riding coasters.

We were in Munich for some little local celebration you may have heard of. Something called "Oktoberfest."

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This event is renowned for something, but my memory of is a bit fuzzy. Hmm . . . what could it be? It's right on the tip of my tongue . . . oh, let's get to the photos. I'm sure it'll come to me.

Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:06 pm
by ObeyTheShihTzu!
cfc wrote:Oktoberfest 2017

Back to Europe, but with a few differences:

1. Go in September, not the summer.
2. Fly to Munich.
3. See castles and other cultural stuff, in addition to visiting parks and riding coasters.

We were in Munich for some little local celebration you may have heard of. Something called "Oktoberfest."

This event is renowned for something, but my memory of is a bit fuzzy. Hmm . . . what could it be? It's right on the tip of my tongue . . . oh, let's get to the photos. I'm sure it'll come to me.



Those pix of Angry Corn will forever give me nightmares. ;) (But enjoyed your Nostalgia Trip, Chuck! Thanks.)

Alice

Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:38 pm
by Dan
cfc wrote:Oktoberfest 2017
Well, there was the great joy Joey had on this slide. Surely there was more.

There was the steak vom schwein and the meter long currywurst!!

What a great trip! Both of the last two that you posted (I'm just behind in reading). Oktoberfest was one the most FUN places I've ever been! I can't wait to go back some day...

Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:07 pm
by cfc
^That currywurst was amazing--best I've ever had! On to more amazing stuff in . . .

Japan 2018

What? Japan, again?

Yes, indeed. We met in Tokyo, but took a train to Osaka the next morning.

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Past TPR trips found us weathering typhoons and very hot, steamy weather in Japan. This time we had an earthquake, on the first "official" day of the trip, in Osaka. We were all waiting in the train station when it felt like Godzilla was kicking the platform in the side. For my part, I clung bravely, resolutely to a handy vending machine. (What else was I going to do? We weren't too far from the epicenter.)

The trains shut down, which was hardly a shock. Even so, we were able to carry on that day, only a bit later than we'd planned.

All in all, a memorable start.

Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:17 pm
by Canobie Coaster
Great photos of Japan! Thanks for reminding me of that earthquake on day 1.

Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:01 pm
by cfc
Are you ready for still more Japan?

Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:52 pm
by Blue Turbo
Chuck, thanks for reminiscing about that amazing trip! It was such an incredible first trip to Japan for me and I ache to get back. I get reminders of that trip all the time, and how much I miss being there: from the large number of souvenirs scattered around my apartment, when the TDR 35th anniversary theme come on when I'm listening to music, and cleaning out a drawer and finding KT's "warrant" to search my room in Osaka.

Re: Chuck's TPR Shameless Nostalgia Trip Thread

PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:47 am
by cfc
^KT had a "warrant" to search your room? why, you malefactor!