Photo TR: Andy's 2017 US TPR Trip

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Re: Photo TR: Andy's 2017 US TPR Trip

Postby The Great Zo » Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:21 am

Philrad71 wrote:Great photos...thanks as always for sharing, Andy!


Blue Turbo wrote:Great update as usual Andy! Which reminds me that I need to work on my TR :oops: (it would be a good way to avoid studying for my exam).


Thanks guys! Oh yeah, multiple TRs make every post-trip reminiscing a little more fun! Now get to work. :lmao:
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Re: Photo TR: Andy's 2017 US TPR Trip

Postby prozach626 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:50 pm

Awesome photos! Some of the best I've ever seen. Thanks for the new desktop and lock screen backgrounds! I really enjoyed this thread.

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Re: Photo TR: Andy's 2017 US TPR Trip

Postby mush619 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:40 am

I'm echoing the sentiments; what great photos! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Photo TR: Andy's 2017 US TPR Trip

Postby coasterlvr » Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:45 am

we want more, we want more! =)
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Re: Photo TR: Andy's 2017 US TPR Trip

Postby prozach626 » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:44 am

jtaudioacc wrote:we want more, we want more! =)

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Re: Photo TR: Andy's 2017 US TPR Trip

Postby The Great Zo » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:34 pm

OK, OK, as requested, I will continue this!

Yes, the infamous City Museum is up next. If you've never been there, well, I just don't know how to describe it. But unfortunately, since I was too busy having fun, I don't have a real good comprehensive photo set. If you want a better overview, check out the report that Robb just posted or my report from my first visit in 2013.

All these are lower-quality phone pictures, but it's my little contribution to the insanity!

But first, a little bit of culture from downtown St. Louis...

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Yep, we stopped for a photo op outside of the /very-under-construction/ Gateway Arch. This was about as close as we could get.

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Yeah, I've been up there. It's alright. Really, really cramped. Those windows are tiny.

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On the other side is what's known as the Old Courthouse.

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The dome of the Old St. Louis County Courthouse, a building over 150 years old.

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Dred and Harriet Scott. Some important civil rights history.

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Bad things led to positive change, but it took some time to get there.

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More history. It's good to learn.

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And now, the fun begins.

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The bus that drives us all crazy.

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A strange lizard thing.

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The rules of the City Museum. I really, really apologize for breaking one or two of them.

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Inside the crazy bus!

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A nice view over downtown St. Louis from the roof of the City Museum.

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A look over the roof, which is apparently inhabited by sharks.

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Everyone's favorite mantis (way better than that old piece of crap in Sandusky).

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A little bit of pain at the bottom of the mantis slide.

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We've all seen Robb's photos from outside of the thunderdome wall -- here's a view from the inside!

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The crazy spiral slides on the inside of the building. They are a challenge to properly slide down.

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Fun in tight spaces? You be the judge.

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Oh, and have a few fish.

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Grotesque, or art? Can't it be both?

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Open the pod bay doors.

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A look up at the giant spiral slides.

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Let's take a walk outside through the monstrosity of the broken-down airplanes and wire-frame tubes.

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Not sure I'll be flying this any time soon.

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This is the easy part.

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Well, we didn't enter /there/...

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Up and over the wire bridge!

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It's a little bit exposed up there...

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Promises that all these amusements are inspected for safety. We think.

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A look at the rope climb and slide on the roof. Few were capable of making it all the way up unassisted...

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Weird spinny chairs that were more dizzying than relaxing.

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Then, the assaults in the ball pit began...

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We'll just say that nobody went easy on anyone else, and thus the ball pit was a potential hazard to your tailbone, to your face, and to your electronics.

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This picture has an almost zen-like quality, which stands in contrast with the brutal attacks we'd just experienced.


And yes, as I think pretty much everyone is aware by now, I was viciously attacked while trying to film being attacked. Go figure. The clip in the second half of this video is straight from my phone, which was still recording when it got knocked out of my hand! Try to make sense of what's transpiring!

And then a mischievous 10-year-old stole my phone and was proud of herself for the rest of the trip. Probably longer.



...but as we learned later, the real culprit just required a little bit of CSI-work (and reverse slow-mo) to detect...



Nonetheless, my phone made it through the ordeal mostly OK. My ego? Not so much. :lmao:

What a fun place. Somehow even more fun than my first visit there. Can't wait to return!
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Re: Photo TR: Andy's 2017 US TPR Trip

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:28 am

Great report! I love the POV of you losing your phone and Kristen picking it up. :lmao:
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Re: Photo TR: Andy's 2017 US TPR Trip

Postby prozach626 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:59 pm

Great report as usual. I haven't been to City Museum in over ten years, despite being only 30-40 minutes away.

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Re: Photo TR: Andy's 2017 US TPR Trip

Postby SharkTums » Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:40 am

KT still talks about this moment on a weekly basis. :lmao:

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Re: Photo TR: Andy's 2017 US TPR Trip

Postby Dombot » Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:45 am

SharkTums wrote:KT still talks about this moment on a weekly basis.

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