Photo TR: Indiana Beach June 5, 2011

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Photo TR: Indiana Beach June 5, 2011

Postby kcsteve » Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:48 pm

On June 5, 2011, a day that started out dreary, Jojo19799 and I met up at Indiana Beach, which is situated on the lovely Lake Shafer in Monticello, Indiana. Fortunately, the clouds cleared and the sun came out, so all was not lost. It turned out to be an awesome day, and an even better night (for me, anyway).

We walked around. We talked, We wondered about the older guy in the too-short muscle shirt from which his belly protruded. We wondered about the pregnant lady in the bikini. I wondered about the shirtless guy who could have won the man-boob competition hands down at Texas Giant Bash. But mostly we took pictures. Lots and lots of pictures. Our goal was to create the worst trip report in the history of trip reports. So, let's begin, shall we?

This will be quite heavy on the pictures.

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Fortunately, when we arrived, the park was open, otherwise this would have been a boring trip report

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Oh, carp! They're here!

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We found a map to guide us on our journey

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We visited Elaine's Awesome Gift Shop, but sadly, Elaine wasn't working that day

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Elaine's had some awesome gifts, like this crab fan, which I am imitating

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Elaine's also had this awesome wall of, uh, signs

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There was Rainbow's End

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There was Quackers

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There was Boardwalk Shops with gifts from here & there

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There was the Summer Shop

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We learned you shouldn't try on hats if you have colored spray in your hair

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We played (Keep Feeling) Fascination, a game with a ball and a bunch of holes, and I won twice, and that song kept going through my head

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We didn't play 21, even though it's a nationally franchised game of skill, not to be confused with Blackjack

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We discovered that it's always time for popcorn, something the carp readily agreed with

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We located the first aid station in case there were any accidents

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And, should nature call, we learned where men could relieve themselves

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And where the ladies could as well

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We located the bath house

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Apparently the caramel apples came in the male and female variety

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I would have fixed the sign if I had a Sharpie, but, alas, they will be stuck speaking Espanol

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We enjoyed the Elephant Ears, though they were of the Asian variety vs. the African variety that can be found at Cedar Point

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There were many different items you could buy if you were on a high-calorie diet

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We were amused that in addition to Cheese Fries and Nacho Supreme, regular fries and nachos were also available, though apparently not as important

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We discussed changing the Breadstix to Breadstyx, but we never figured out what a Walking Taco was

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Alcoholics downstairs, Alcoholics Anonymous upstairs

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We learned that Indiana's largest suspension bridge is in fact at Indiana Beach

I got up on stage and played bass to some 12-bar blues and sang the chorus to "Closing Time" on the karaoke, the later of which is most definitely not normal behavior for me. The bar was mostly empty, with maybe a half dozen people plus a few staff members. It was definitely the highlight of my trip, which included HoliWood Nights and Kings Island the days before. JoAnna allegedly has my texts from that night. I imagine she'll share them with you all.

And remember, I didn't set out to make this an awesome trip report.

If you want to see all of the pics from the trip, they're available on Flickr.
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This isn't Carowinds, unfortunately
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We apparently traveled back in time to the '90s, as beepers were forbidden
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We learned there were some places we couldn't go
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Steppenwolf was not available for comment
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This sign was a mystery as it didn't appear to belong or refer to anything in the vicinity
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Here we see the problem American's have that must drive the Brits and Aussies nuts
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Your photo is being taken!
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And apparently it's exciting!
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Alcohol was readily available
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The Roof Garden Lounge didn't see me coming
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And they most definitely didn't refuse to serve me drinks
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Re: Photo TR: Indiana Beach June 5, 2011

Postby kcsteve » Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:57 pm

Okay, this looked fine when I previewed it, so I don't know what's wrong.

If any mods know what the heck is wrong with this, please fix or let me know. When I preview the post, it looks correct, but when it gets posted, it's all messed up.

I guess that helps with the worst trip report aspect.

UPDATE: Apparently there's a limit to the number of inline attachments you can have. I've deleted some and it's showing up fine now. I'm done with it.

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Re: Photo TR: Indiana Beach June 5, 2011

Postby Jojo19799 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:11 am

Wow. This really is the worst report ever. :lol:

It was a fun day. I was impressed with the park actually. I didn't have high expectations. We need to go back there sometime soon.
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Re: Photo TR: Indiana Beach June 5, 2011

Postby Moose » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:24 am

All your pictures are in focus, centered, and the captions make sense.

False advertising on worst report ever. :b
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Re: Photo TR: Indiana Beach June 5, 2011

Postby BeemerBoy » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:02 am

Our goal was to create the worst trip report in the history of trip reports.

You failed.


I'm just hoping somehow there's a Part 2.
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Re: Photo TR: Indiana Beach June 5, 2011

Postby SuperShawn » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:05 am

This is more the trip report on the endless amount of signs Indiana beach apparently has. Good report Steve! I really wanna get to this park one day, and find that bar you enjoyed so much too!
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Re: Photo TR: Indiana Beach June 5, 2011

Postby jynx242 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:22 am

When we first went on the TPR tour in 2007, the band Ezra was playing in the bar. Unfortunately, there was a better band than them :).

Thanks for the report Steve - sounds like a great time.

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Re: Photo TR: Indiana Beach June 5, 2011

Postby Jojo19799 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:38 am

BeemerBoy wrote:
Our goal was to create the worst trip report in the history of trip reports.

You failed.

I'm just hoping somehow there's a Part 2.


Something tells me that there is no part 2.

SuperShawn wrote:This is more the trip report on the endless amount of signs Indiana beach apparently has. Good report Steve! I really wanna get to this park one day, and find that bar you enjoyed so much too!


Shawn - you and Stephen need to get to the midwest. It will be a lot of fun, and maybe just maybe I can get some pictures and video of Steve at the bar he enjoyed so much!

BTW: We need nicknames for the two Steve's.
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Re: Photo TR: Indiana Beach June 5, 2011

Postby shpm5150 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:19 am

Shawn and I will make it out one of these days. And we demand to see part two at the bar!!! It need's to be posted ASAP!
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Re: Photo TR: Indiana Beach June 5, 2011

Postby Jojo19799 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:32 am

^I was NOT at the bar. I was receiving text messages on my 3 hour drive home from someone who WAS at the bar. You know that if I was there, pictures would have been taken! Or maybe a video or two....

I did take some picutres. I'll have to go through them tonight. I took a picutre of a chalice that I think Steve C. would be proud of.
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