This was a bit of a nice "surprise" trip for us since as of a few weeks ago we had no plans to go anywhere this week. Since our other mega park trip fell through this year, this turned out to be a really great alternative. There are quite a few non-coasters/parks pictures in this Photo TR, but life is not all about coasters....isn't it? Anyways onto the pictures...
Crap, my lawn is going to be extra long when I get back.
I hate you lawn mower, I really do. Maybe I need to just buy a new one.
I has been a while since I have flown out of Orlando.
Unlike most people, we fly out of Florida for vacation.
Our bags are TPR approved. :)
Yeah, we are ready to start our vacation.
Yeah, it has been a while since I have been in a plane.
Just plain evil.
Though the airline has a little bit of a sense of humor.
Hey look, its the Wisconsin State Fair.
We landed in Milwaukee, only to find my parents waiting.
I am so ready for some food.
Yeah, its impossible to find sweet tea outside of the South.
Our homebase was in Racine, Wisconsin. Most famous for Kringle.....YUMMY!
Oh yeah, we filled up on this stuff all week as well.
OMG! The Wisconsin State Fair started while I was there!
And it is only about 15 minutes away from where I was staying.
Ok, are you ready for some coasters? We really thought Six Flags Great America was a really great park. While the coaster collection is not the very best in the world, it is still decent though, the overall operations were top notch. Every single coaster was open the day were went so we were able to clear the park on our very first visit. Ok, onto the pictures.
Leanne is wearing her Supergirl shirt, it must mean one thing.
Ok onto the next day. We went to the most popular tourist spot in Wisconsin. Nope, not the Wisconsin Dells, The House on the Rock. It is kind of hard to explain this place, so I will do it in pictures:
Here we go again.
Even more expensive than Florida fuel.
Benzo was not home.
Where is it we are going to again? Oh yeah.
How about that as a flower pot?
You sure that is the way? I do not see a house.
I still do not see a house.
Well there is a building, but it still is not the house.
This is the start of one of many "large size" music/band machines.
I seem to be a bit too tall to be walking around this house. Oh well, I guess I can duck.
The coolest room in a house, ever.
You basically walk to the very end of this room.
The room kinda shakes a bit at this point.
Oh, you can better see what the Infinity Room looks like with this picture.
Another one of those music machines.
These things are huge.
I want a dragon table.
The infinity room, from outside and above.
Me just hanging around this Tiffany lamp. Though I am not sure if it is a real Tiffany lamp.
Oh yeah, after the house part you still have about 5 more hours of stuff to look at.
Such as silly things as this.
And yes, full room sized music machines.
They also have the world's largest merry-go-round.
Here are the stats. And no, you can not ride it...:(
Where to Mr. Wizard?
I see that Derek donated his collection.
See how big those things are?
No Derek, I did not try to steal one.
No, this one does not count as a credit.
Some people may still try to count it though.
Thousands upon thousands of items at this place.
This is the guy who built the place.
Yeah, more gardens.
A family photo.
Yeah, I am ready to go somewhere else after 6 hours.
Bye House on the Rock.
Oh cool, I hope the Midwest TPR meet includes this place.
Back on the road.
And thanks to Bob O., I am ready for the Wisconsin Dells.
Weekdays a much cheaper at the Dells. We got this place for under $50, yeah it was clean and convienent.
Plus if you got hungry, you could just cook yourself a horse.
We rather just go here though, it was less than a 1/4 mile from our hotel.
All of us enjoyed this place.
See how cool it is?
Oh yeah, that is where we are.
Not only do they brew beer, they make their own soda as well.
Mt. Olympus was a fun park. I wished we had more than 4 hours to explore it, but we were able to get all 7 credits as well as one of the go-kart tracks. Most of these pictures are video grabs so I am sorry about the quality.
Yeah, its Hades.
Yeah, the name of the park is that.
First things, first.
Mt O. loves to build its stations way above the ground.
This guy was making sure all the nails were in its place.
First train on the day.
The drop out of the station has some bite to it, especially in the back row.
Next was Zeus.
This one was also pretty good.
Again, another nice drop out of the station.
These things were a lot of fun.
Yeah, you could get some airtime on them.
Cyclops was next. While very short, it was pretty intense.
See what I mean?
It must be for the wicked ejector airtime you get on this drop.
This was the longest wait of the day, if it was not a credit we would have skipped it.
Yeah, you get wet on this one.
See what I mean?
Pegesus was the lesser of the four wooden coasters.
But just like the others, it too has a drop out of the station.
Heh heh heh, hot dog men are funny.
Kiddie coaster POV.
They have go-karts for little kids as well.
The keep the Disk-O outside during the summer.
But this is the new edition, right here.
Opa! Opa! Opa!
It really did not spin much, for a spinning mouse.
For some reason, many people lose sandles while riding Hades.
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