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Postby OldJJman » Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:02 pm

Day 6

Started out with morning ERT on Nemesis. Afterward we boarded the coach and headed to Drayton Manor. DM was totally dead, and for a good reason. The park has become a total waste!

Fanboy alert: Lou, Nicole, that "Hoffman girl"

Fangirl alert: Couple of Aussies
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Random themeing in front of Splash Landings
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Splash Landings entrance
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To get to our ERT on Nemesis, we had to go through the Alton Towers hotel.
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Ahhh..... The ride that be... Nemesis!!
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Some people have called this a lame first drop. SO WHAT! Everything that comes after is awesome!
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Derek: VERTICAL LOOOOOOP!
Nicole: Jeff, go away!
Dave: Leave me alone!
Chuck: I can't believe I'm here!
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Time for G-Force at Drayton Manor.
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Lou wonders if they'll actually open the ride.
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Even "Big Mike" fits in the restraints. But, they almost killed him too!
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Looks cool. NOT! It's a sorry a$$ lift hill. I don't think anyone rode more than once!
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Casey and Dan in one of their finer moments.
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Drayton Manor can cause gender identity crisis!
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Their food selection wasn't the best either!
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Such a nice, friendly park.
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Saw absolutely no flying dragons....
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... just a couple with some bad intestinal gas.

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Postby Louise » Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:10 pm

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^Remember when I said I didn't mind you posting any of the terrible pictures of me you took?! I changed my mind!!

LMAO at Chris poking Richard in the arse with his sword!! (Best sentence I ever typed.) Richard looks like he's REALLY enjoying it too... :wink:

Oh yeah, and G-Force was one of my most anticipated new coasters of the trip. And it totally sucked.

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Postby OldJJman » Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:12 pm

continued...
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Clint: I need a booster seat!
Lou: ooooh! Female friendly!
Richard: ooooh! Shiny buckle!
Daron: I can't feel my....
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It was funny when Lou got stuck!
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Cheesy ride. Would've been better if the guns and/or targets worked. (No, it wouldn't!!)
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Chris is happy to finally be in a picture!
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Jeff, Ryan, Bob, Greg and the "Hoffman Girl" doing their "Deer in the Headlights" impression.
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"Come sail away with me!"
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Daron proving that Lou's deoderant is working!

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Postby Louise » Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:18 pm

For no explicable reason I haven't really had much to say about all the previous photos but this park update brought LOADS back to me!! ::lol::

Sitting on that damn flat ride (I can't even for the life of me remember what it was) was hysterical, I was annoyed because of the rain (compare the straight hair in the earlier photos!) and then sitting there waiting for them to fill up the ride with irritating 13-year old prostitots who screamed just because of the No Screaming signs... Grrrr. Chris could've got us kicked out after that ride, poor unsuspecting kids. :lol:

You should've explained that shortly before/after that photo was taken you decided to try and make me jump by screaming "BOO" at me, which didn't work, but made Kristie and Greg sh!t themselves!

Oh, and as for what Daron and I are doing in the last photo.... I have absolute NO clue! Daron, enlighten me?! No doubt that will be another pic that Daron prints off for his boss to disapprove of. :lol:

Great pics so far Jeff, I'm enjoying the reminiscing. ::D

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Postby SoCalDude » Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:42 pm

LOL great photos and captions! Looks like a load of fun

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Postby niiicolaaah » Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:48 pm

LOL @ Lou's hair transformation. :D

Same thing happens to me. That's why I gave up hope of ever straightening my hair on the trip.
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Postby OldJJman » Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:55 pm

Day 7

We started out at Southport. Then 4 of us credit whores (Chris Belson, Karin, Jim and myself) rented a car and went to Gulliver's and Camelot. We then caught up with the others in the afternoon at Blackpool.

Hope you like the pics!
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The real reason that Southport exists: THE WHEEL!!
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Even the little dude can be "King of the Wheel"!
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Until he goes up against Caseyzilla!
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Robb attaching camera for the "exclusive" TPR pov.
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Ryan was starting to rubb off on everyone. We all pounded the dinosaur!
Pound it, Dinosaur Dude!
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Like father, like son.
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Elissa wonders why there's nothing poking her from behind.
Dan: (grunt)
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Cyclone's impecable lifthill!
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Cyclone looks good, and is older than me!
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Happy people on Cyclone!
(Cameron, look up here!!)
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I had waaaaay too many "Foster's" mate!
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Racing trains to Timbuktu!
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Amazingly enough, the fatboys with "the camera of doom" take the lead!
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As usual, gravity and friction are the true winners!
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Next up: Gulliver's World

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Postby OldJJman » Fri Aug 11, 2006 9:13 pm

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Kiddy park. Kiddy coaster. What's a credit whore to do??
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A model of "Antelope" their wooden coaster, complete with missing track section.
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OK. It's called "Antelope" and has carousel horses in the grass. Hmmmm....
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Well, at least it looks cool (kinda)
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OK. A double down followed by a double up, on a coaster with shock absorbers. Not a good combination. (and horses, wtf?!?!)
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The kiddy rapids ride thru Bangladesh looked .... um .... scenic?
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Best place for a cutting torch! Across the tracks of the L&T mouse. (Missed credit, wah!!!!)
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After only 22 minutes in the park, we were chased out by a singing, dancing pig. (NOT Robb!!)
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Next up was Camelot Themepark.
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The Ho's getting their credit!
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OoooooH! New credit!!
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Author getting credit and looking older than ever! (BTW--Damn PAINFUL ride!!!)
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Vertical loop (also painful) Been there, done that, thank God I didn't need this credit!!
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There must be tons of dinosaur sex with these random eggs all around the UK!
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The "ho's" getting their "credit" on the "POWERED" coaster!
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Even Camelot has a castle bigger than Disneyland!

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Postby OldJJman » Fri Aug 11, 2006 9:25 pm

continued....
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We made it to Blackpool in time for ERT on Big Dipper!
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Steeplechase wasn't open just yet.
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What's with the "Italian Job" themeing near the Big Dipper??
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Vertical loop for Derek.

NOT a credit for me!!
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Cool! Demolition in progress!!
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Damn!! No progress!! Just parts. Notice the turtle in the background. :(
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Old trains rotting for no apparent reason!
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The Grand National was sporting new trains.
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The mouse at Blackpool!! Coolness!
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Dig Dipper station, and the end of this update.

To be continued soon....

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Postby sfne2005 » Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:01 pm

OldJJman wrote "Daron proving that Lou's deoderant is working!"

Well its nice that some of us still used deoderant on this trip!
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