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Postby U2Rox » Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:42 am

Thanks guys!!

Well... Happy New Year Everyone!! It's time to relive and recap some of these Amazing memories we have of 2008!!

Next Park: Waldameer
The experience at Waldameer, for me, is summed up by the word Incredible, maybe even Profound. The rides on Ravine Flyer II on the night of Aug. 5, during a pouring thunderstorm, became a moment that occurred only once in our lives. We were at the right time and at the right place. Thank You Waldameer!! Thank You TPR!!

Waldameer is nice little park. It reminded of my home town park, but way better!!
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XScream!!

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Pirates Cove was fun!

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Oh Yeah!! Who can ever forget Trevor....

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I don't know why, but I there's something about this sign!

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Steel Dragon Love! Cute little Spinner!!

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TPR Members and others on Comet.

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Neil and Natalie having a good time!!

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Dan saying, WTF!! Hi Dan!

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I love the history, 1896, Waldameer!! Awesome!!

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Dirty, Dirty Whores! On Ravine Flyer III
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How about an encore.. Naughty, Naughty..

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Ravine Flyer II. These were the only shots I took. Just want to give a big shout out to the train and bumper car crew! You can't see it here but the clouds were soon to roll in and our ERT on RF II was to go down in TPR Coaster History!! Awesome!!

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Postby U2Rox » Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:08 am

Bus Fun:
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Hi Guys!!

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The Girls of TPR!! What Up Sistas!!

Next Park: Idlewild
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Park before the GP Arrive!!

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Rollo Coaster! I don't know why but I didn't take any shots of the Coaster. Just the Sign.

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Wild Mouse, 1878! I love the historical value of the rides at Idlewild!

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OMG!! Mister Rogers !! Childhood memories coming back!!
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TPR Peeps ready to take the flashback and/or get schooled!!
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These would be my all time favorite characters from Mister Rogers.

Moving on Over to Confusion Hill...just a couple..
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What do we have here.. Natalie's one time boyfriend!
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Is it me or do these two pictures match?!!

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Adult Hand Cars!! Hi guys!!

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This one's for you Luke!! Thanks for being my Flat partner!!

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Caterpillar !!

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Postby U2Rox » Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:43 am

Next Park: Lakemont
Lakemont was an interesting park, but the best part for some was Leap the Dips!!
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Leap the Dips!! Oh this coaster, the historical value is unbeatable. My ride can not measured by anything, I am truly grateful!! :)

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In other news.. Kidtums rides Leap the Dips in the hands of her proud father Mr. Alvey.
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Toboggan Love!! I had always seen this coaster in pictures. I was very happy to have a ride on it!

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Skyliner!! A fun woodie! I remember Leo and I being worried we were going to miss the bus. We didn't!!

Last Park of our Behemoth/Ravine Flyer Trip was DelGrossos. It's all about the Sauce!!
I only took a few photos at DelGrossos !

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Neil once again contemplating Life or something..

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Crazy Mouse!

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Wacky Worm! Whoring it! Yup we all did!!

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What a great picture! Miss You Guys!!

I can't wait to do it all over again!! Thank You Everyone, for an Unforgettable Experience!!

Sesame Place is up next...

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Postby U2Rox » Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:18 am

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Sesame Place! At one time I believe there were a total of three Sesame Place Parks. I remember my parents taking us to the Sesame Place in Dallas. Two out three parks is not bad at all!! Strangely enough I didn't take too many shots here, but this is what I have.

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Vapor Trail!
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TPR Peeps on Vapor Trail! Was it fun guys??!!

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Hey Guys! Here we are kicking it at the Elmo Show!!
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That little kid on the left is getting down!!

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Luke's documented Sesame Place Credit!!

After Sesame Place, we parted ways. This is where some of us would say goodbye. I very badly wanted to go on the East Coast Trip but it wasn't possible. So instead of going home I decided to stay a few days in New York!!! I prepaid for my Amtrak ticket from Philadelphia to Manhattan. Everything had to be planned out. It was pretty insane, but completely worth it!

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30th Street Station. Philadelphia

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Amtrak Train!!

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On my way to New York City! Life is Good!!

Thanks for checking out my ongoing trip report!!
Stay tuned everyone Boston, New York sites, SFGA and Coney Island are coming up....

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Postby U2Rox » Sat Jan 03, 2009 3:12 am

The next day was my tour of Boston. Boston had also been a destination that I wanted to visit. Thanks to expedia I booked a one day trip from Grand Central Station. It was very short, but very nice. We left the station at 7:00 am and arrived into Boston at about 10:30.
Here are some of the highlights and best photos from that day.

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Samuel Adams, cousin to John Adams and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The building behind him is Faneuil Hall where town meetings were held.

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Old State House. The Boston Massacre took place right in front of this balcony in 1770.

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Faneuil Hall Marketplace. "Gateway to Boston"! Had me some Boston Clam Chowder!! So Good!!

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Had a Sam Adams Special Brew at the Hard Rock!!

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Original inspiration for Cheers TV Show. Sadly we didn't stop to go in, just drove by wishing we could.

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Harvard University!! I never thought I'd set foot on this campus!! It's the oldest University, founded in 1636!!
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Harvard Library!!

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View of the Charles River from the bus!

Well that's all I can manage right now, my computer has been giving me problems all night!

Next up: Some Sites of New York plus SF Great Adventure with TPR!!

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Postby printersdevil78 » Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:36 am

Roxanne, I love those pictures of Boston. The whole Ravine/Flyer trip was insane! Only seven months until West Coast....

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Postby Wood Dragon 1988 » Sat Jan 03, 2009 3:09 pm

Another great TR of that amazing trip!

I still can't believe I actually went to 9 different parks and rode like 40 new coasters in just 5 days!

"Coaster Hangover" is exactly right at Marineland! I remember only riding Dragon Mountain three time and then just sitting there talking till ERT was over. And then I basically pointlessly meandered around the rest of the park all morning eating french fries and buying souvenirs lol.

Also great pics of Ravine Flyer II....I guess you took those from the train.

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Postby U2Rox » Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:45 pm

Thanks Jayson!! Boston was a great time!

Hey Chris, I know what you mean. I can't believe I did all this in one summer!!

After Boston into Manhattan. I wandered around completely overwhelmed by everything New York is. I am grateful to have a friend, Marcos, that lives in New York. I called him up and said, "I'm going on a coaster tour and I'll be on the East Coast. Can I come over!!?" He Said, "Hell Yeah"!
I Love New York!! This is my second visit!

I knew that I would be near New Jersey. So it was a unanimous decision that I should meet up with the TPR East Coast Crew!! Thank You to everyone who made this possible! Marcos, Brad, Robb, Elissa and everyone on the East Coast Trip! Thanks for letting me hang with you !! It was a great!!

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Arrival into Manhattan from Boston!! A bit blurred, but this is Grand Central Station!! Which recent hit movie has a scene here?? I Am Legend!

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Here's Marcos and myself having some Margaritas at the Hard Rock!!

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Night time view from the 27th Floor!!

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Madison Square Garden!!

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Columbus Circle!!

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Time Warner Center!!

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Day Time view from the 27th Floor!!

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Subway Tracks on my way to New Jersey!!

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Jake and Ben!! What up guys!!

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Hi Kim!! Hi KerryB!!!

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Isn't it a beautiful sight!!! This is why I love TPR!!!

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The Dark Knight queue! During hours this line gets really long!!

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Elissa just before I went into The Dark Knight indoor queue!!

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This one's for you Hanno!!

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Oh Yes!! The moment of truth! El Toro up close and personal!!
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TPR Peeps! This is one of the first rides on Toro!

More Toro pics coming soon!

Next Up Kingda Ka!

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Postby U2Rox » Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:06 pm

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Kingda Ka!!
I would like to thank Erik Johnson for taking these great photos for me!!

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From start to finish!!

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Whose that guy!!

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This is Superman! In the back you can see the storm clouds that never left! Rained Out!

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The Great American Scream Machine!!

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Even though we were rained out! We still had a good time!!

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This picture of Jahan sums it all up!! Unfortunately because of the rain no further pics were taken!! I was happy just being with everyone again! Thank You!!

Back in Manhattan after SFGA!
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I somehow always found myself back in Times Square!!

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Virgin Record Store!

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Street Life! He played a tune for me!

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The Late Show with David Letterman!

The next day, Marcos and I went back to SFGA this time no rain!

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Postby U2Rox » Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:36 pm

So if your in the Manhattan area and you want to get to SFGA. Go to the Port Authority and there you can catch a bus that departs at 9:00 am. You can purchase round trip tickets plus admission into the park!!

This time no rain!! Yay!!
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Marcos and El Toro! This was his second ride on a coaster. His first was Rattler at Fiesta Texas! I'm proud of him, he took these coasters like a Champ!

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One of the best Coasters Ever!!

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I found this guy again and he brought a friend! Thanks for the shirt Natalie!

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Superman
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"Let's go on it again!!!"!!

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So we did!!!

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The Great American Scream Machine! Side View!
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Took this one in the line!

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Haha!

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Nitro!! Now that's a Handsome Lift!!

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Batman!

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El Toro, Backside!
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This is one of my favorite Shots!! WOW!!

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Medusa!! Green Goodness!!

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Entrance to Dark Night!

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More Superman!!

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Another Favorite of mine!

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Coaster Wood!! Rolling Thunder!

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And my last pic for today. "I Love you Q-Bot! I want to Hug and Kiss you Q-Bot!"

Thanks for reading!!
Stay tuned guys this report is near complete!
Coney Island and more New York to come!!

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