The Random Adventures of SuperShawn

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Re: The 2013 Adventures of SuperShawn

Postby GrapesLie » Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:58 am

great report looks like a good time. I can't wait to get out to SFOG I really want to ride Mindbender! It's been at the top of my list for years! =)

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Re: The 2013 Adventures of SuperShawn

Postby yay101 » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:01 pm

Never been there, looks like a great park. Great trip report.

And I've never been on a Sky Screamer before, how are they compared to Windseekers?
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Re: The 2013 Adventures of SuperShawn

Postby Sir Clinksalot » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:13 pm

Great stuff Shawn. Agree about SFOG, one of the better Six Flags parks. Glad you had a great time.

And I agree, riding an Anton with RD is an experience not to be missed.

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Re: The 2013 Adventures of SuperShawn

Postby Nyteowl » Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:01 pm

Great report Shawn! Looks likes a great time at a great park. I'll have to check it out if I ever get the chance.

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Re: The 2013 Adventures of SuperShawn

Postby SuperShawn » Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:06 pm

gisco wrote:Thanks for the bigger pictures! I have never been on a Sky Screamer so one of these days....

You're welcome along with every one else. Glad to have sorted out the resizing business.

yay101 wrote:And I've never been on a Sky Screamer before, how are they compared to Windseekers?

SkyScreamer's are more nerve wracking to me, Since the chains allow the chairs to swing in the wind it definetley ups the scary factor compared to stationary Windseeker Seats. If you haven't watched the video of Chad Crapping himself on the Texas one you should, and be sure to watch the tower in the back ground. You will notice it goes in and out of frame a bit from the wind spinning us.

Sir Clinksalot wrote:And I agree, riding an Anton with RD is an experience not to be missed.

This can not be stressed enough!

Thank you everyone else for the comments as I continue to tweak and get better at presenting good trip reports.

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Re: The 2013 Adventures of SuperShawn

Postby The Bebes » Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:27 pm

Yeah SuperShawn!!!!!!!

You have a thread!!!!

SOMEHOW, I've been waaay outta the loop!!!!

Nice stuff! I agree that the sky screamer is way more "sketchy" (I rode a removeable one at a fair), making it a more intense ride than the ultra-controlled WindSeeker.

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Re: The 2013 Adventures of SuperShawn

Postby SuperShawn » Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:57 pm

A little back ground on this adventure. My friend and coworker has been wanting to get a tattoo covered up for quite some time. She finally found an artist in New York she wanted to do the job and after getting a consultation set up asked me last minute to join her in the journey. Since I have only been to New York for a few hours before the North East Tour a few years ago I jumped at the chance to spend some time in the city. My other friend joined in on the journey and together we had an amazing 36 hours in New York and accomplished a lot of the touristy stuff I'd been anxious to do.

We took the Bolt Bus none stop from Union Station in DC to Penn Station in NY, which took roughly 4 hours. The seats on the bus were a bit short and not super comfortable. The plus was the bus was clean, leather seats, outlets, wifi and for $23 dollars round trip we couldn't complain. The cost for all 3 of us was less than the tolls to go round trip. Plus the stress of not driving and dealing with a car in New York was also well worth the slight discomfort in the last hour of each ride.

The goal on this trip was to do some of the standard touristy things. On the list was see a broadway show, Time's Square, Rockefeller Center, The Today Show, FAO Schwarz, Pizza, see our companies store in SoHo. We easily accomplished everything on the list and had a great time doing such. Being that it was cold, even snowed, and it was January nothing was crowded and we had an easy time getting around.

Also a huge thanks to Fran for being an awesome and gracious tour guide while we were there! Getting a personal tour from a New Yorker was great. So thank you, thank you, and thank you!

Enough yammering, here are just a few photos of our fun, and touristy trip.
My partners in Crime ready for the first subway ride.
One bright day, in the emerald city!
The off season meant getting these seats 45 minutes before show time no problem.
While I can see how this musical might not be for some, I did absolutely love it! I've listened to the soundtrack since it first came out but never had the chance to see the show until this trip. Needless to say it lived up to the years of wanting to see it.
So much will happen after this drink.
Ready for me first on broadway music, with a double in hand. Life is good!
Times square, it reminded me of being back in Akihabara, just not as cool.
Needless to say, Times Square *check*
And the proof I was there.
Wouldn't be New York without a sleep deprived buzzed slice at 10:30pm.
Mr. White pizza and a cider, yes! It seems like all pizza in New York is at least decent no matter where you get it.
"Leave me alone Shawn" Is what expression says.
Mmm Mmm Good.
The face of we are finally eating after being on the go for 8 hours!
The posh elevator ride to….
This amazing view of 5th Ave.
And in case you ever wanted to know, this is what $100 worth of Martini's looks like. *They were actually delicious and well poured*
It was so clear and nice out, even though it was at freezing if not below.
This was all from the bar on top of the Peninsula hotel. I do suggest going up and checking it out if you ever want a small decedent and relaxing thing to do.
If you can't tell, there are a ton of buildings in New York.
And some are quite tall.
Every room should always come with a nightcap!
And Chocolates!
And hand dipped strawberries! Seriously these we are delicious!
Good morning New York!
Getting out of bed was hard for some of us….
In case you need to take care of business while doing business, the Peninsula has you covered.
Statue of a muscular hottie, or something of importance? Or does it even matter? Fran made me take a picture, thanks tour guide!
Rockefeller center *check*
Will have to go back after the renovations are done.
Now that's an erect building!
Radio City *check*
Surprisingly I didn't burst into flame when I stepped foot in the church.
Nice to see the MAC box not under construction.
We didn't take a horse carriage ride, but I do hope they stick around since the city wants to ban them.
It was at this point I had finished falling in Love with NY.
Here we see Sea lions and the wild human sharing a habitat… impressive no?
Loved seeing the distinct line of park and city.
I had to wonder, is there really a troll in central park?
No one sitting by you on the NY subway, there must be something wrong with you.
Molly's cupcakes!!!! Yum! The left is cookie dough, the right Cake batter! SOOO DELICIOUS! Go there!
Lunch before leaving was at Parm near our store in Soho. This was their house made mozzarella with prosciutto. It was heaven.
Chicken Parmesan and Baked Ziti.
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Re: The Random Adventures of SuperShawn

Postby arby » Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:03 am

Looks like you had a great time! I'd love to try that Chicken Parm... and one of Molly's cupcakes.

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Re: The Random Adventures of SuperShawn

Postby gerstlaueringvar » Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:32 am

That's a nice trip! Hope to go to NY sometime.

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Re: The Random Adventures of SuperShawn

Postby Werner » Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:18 am

Looks like a great trip! I also loved Wicked when i saw it in the Theater... :lover:


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