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  1. Hey guys, I thought I re-introduce myself since I've been away from the forums for a good few months. Well the reason for my disappearance is I've been dealing with a lot of personal issues which led me into depression while I was living in Las Vegas. The job I had out there did not work at all, I was hired on mis-information that I would get full time hours...well, 25-30hrs a week doesn't cut it for someone who's trying to live on their own in vegas. So at the end of February I did the 4 day, 2,600 mile drive back home to Connecticut where i can start new. I'm back at my old job part time and I'm going to find another part time job at one of the news stations here in town.


    I also got to see my boyfriend when I came home so I was happy about that too.


    So yeah, hopefully I'll kick myself to post on TPR more frequently like in the early days.


    I'm on the left. AJ the guy i've been with for almost a year is on the right

  2. My hubby (who lives part-time in Minneapolis) drove across the bridge less than an hour before it collapsed. Scary as hell.


    Before I finally got in touch with him, I kept getting the "all circuits busy" message. People in the Twin Cities are freaking out, understandably.


    Wow, I'm glad he's alright.


    I'm watching the news right now and they said that when the bridge was inspected in 2005, it was sited for having some structural inefficiency.


    Also, the official death count is 4 at this time.


    Oh man, they just showed video footage (looks to be from a traffic cam from the river shore) showing the bridge collapsing.

  3. ^Well at least you don't have to pay $5 for a glass of water. Also, didn't a monsoon cause a small flood in Vegas a few weeks ago, or am I thinking of some other city?


    ummm, England got hit by some flooding... As for vegas, we didn't have any floods a few weeks ago since we've been without rain for a few months now. We usually get floods here and there during downpours because of all the rain that comes down the mountains into the valley.

  4. I've actually used Deluxe Rent-A-Car when I was down there in California. I found them to be very affordable, great service, and their line of cars were in great condition. They are a cheap alternative compared to the name brand competition.


    Plus they do offer free shuttle service to/from the airport and they're open 24/7. Which worked great since I had to drop my car off at 4:30am in the morning when I flew home.

  5. So today AJ and I decided to spend the day down at Mount Desert Island which is where Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, and a few other places are.


    Map of Mount Desert Island


    So anyway, this place has one road only on/off the island which is route 3, and it can get pretty busy during the summer seasons. I was told that when Bar Harbor hits the peak of Tourist Season...the sidewalks are packed with people and the streets are packed with cars. Interesting huh... So here are some pics from today


    AJ driving his Explorer


    Driving through one of the residential districts of Bangor


    Now going into the heart of Downtown Bangor


    Before heading to Bar Harbor, we need to get our daily dose of D.D.


    On the road to our first stop, Ellsworth for breakfast


    An upscale Inn along the road


    More driving, woo


    Me representin'


    Downtown Ellsworth


    AJ is all perky and ready for breakfast


    Riverside Cafe is where we had breakfast in the morning


    AJ starts the breakfast off with a Mimosa. Which does contain alcohol


    I had the pancakes with strawberries baked right into the pancakes


    AJ's meal which was something with spinach and artichoke. All I know is I don't care for spinach so I wouldn't eat it


    Down at the Ellsworth waterfront. Nothing much to see....


    Now driving down to Bar Harbor


    Cottage street in Bar Harbor


    We swung by a house where AJ did some propane gas line work on Saturday


    Another shot of the duplex


    The main road in Bar Harbor. Imagine this little road packed with people and cars....During the off season, it's really quiet and a lot of places are closed.


    Looking out towards the Porcupine islands...and a boat


    AJ asked me if I've been in Bar Harbor before...I couldn't remember...until I saw that building and it hit me like a ton of bricks. Interesting how an off the wall building will spark a memory


    A shop in Bar Harbor


    AJ and I walking down the sidewalk


    I bought a moose for my car. It's so cute.


    The Bar Harbor Town Green...with protesters which I didn't notice were there until after taking the picture


    Another shot of the Town Green


    On our way to otter creek


    Another shot of the mountains on the drive


    No one on the road...


    This is the entrance to one of the houses Martha Stewart still/did own(s). We don't know if she still owns the house.


    No Trespassers. If you do, Martha will cut you with a melon baller!


    This isn't a driveway, it's a residential road that winds down the side of the hill.


    Now we're at Seal Harbor. Looking towards the beach at Seal Harbor


    Looking out towards the ocean....HI LOU!!! CAN YOU SEE ME WAVING!?


    Here's a picture of me


    Somes Sound looking at Acadia Mountain


    Another shot of Somes sound towards the beach


    AJ giving a little description of the area around us


    Now we're on the road towards Southwest Harbor


    The center of Southwest Harbor


    This is the Seawall Motel which is where we had a family reunion back in 2001. We knew the previous owners of this place


    The sign of the Seawall Motel


    This is the seawall


    Another shot of the seawall looking towards the motel


    Again, looking towards the ocean...Now Lou, you must be able to see me waving now


    Now we head back up towards to Bangor


    This is the place I did Sea Kayaking back in 2001


    This is a CT license plate I bought at the Geddy's shop below The Geddy's Resturant


    I also bought a California plate


    T-Shirt 1 I got there


    and the second T-Shirt I bought there.


    So yeah, there's the PTR. I'm done

  6. On your shot of the People Mover Track, you can see where it was retro-fitted for its VERY short run as Rocket Rods. I did manage to get on them a few times before they were permanently shut down. It was more fun if you got the lone front seat. It would be great if they could restore the People Mover back to to its former glory.


    I heard a rumor on screamscape that they plan to restore it.


    Disney should drop the "two gates" idea, expand PeopleMover to Hollywood Backlot, put a Monorail stop around Paradise Pier, and build a footbridge over the entrance plaza linking the two parks if they keep DCA/Disneyland separated.


    heh, that sounds like a lot of money, i doubt DL would do something like that.

  7. On your shot of the People Mover Track, you can see where it was retro-fitted for its VERY short run as Rocket Rods. I did manage to get on them a few times before they were permanently shut down. It was more fun if you got the lone front seat. It would be great if they could restore the People Mover back to to its former glory.


    I heard a rumor on screamscape that they plan to restore it.

  8. Note: Alright, TPR has been acting strange in not letting me upload any photos. So I had to use photobucket to host the photos in this update alone since I want to get this posted ASAP...


    Disneyland Resort: Part II, March 12th, 2007


    So I went back to Disneyland Resort as the last park on my trip before flying back home to Connecticut. I met up with Jay and Leo, then in the evening, Kyle and Jeff joined us for a couple of hours. Both parks were packed because Spring Break just started, but we were able to ride what we wanted to. We spent most of the time on the Disneyland side because that's what Jay and Leo had tickets for...but when they went back to the motel to check on their dog, I popped over to DCA and rode a few rides. I didn't get a lot in because DCA wasn't able to handle the crowds that Disneyland was able to.


    Disney's apartment above the Disneyland Fire Department


    Jay and Leo met up with me in the morning and we all treated ourselves to a little breakfast on main st.


    A model of Sleeping Beauty's castle


    The track layout for Space Mountain


    This is the coolest scale model of Disneyland the day the park opened


    Another shot of it


    Disneyland was packed that day


    It's hot and there's a film of smoke that came this way from the hills of Anaheim


    Leo lights it up


    While Jay and I ride Matterhorn


    Shot of the park from the Matterhorn


    Jay doesn't say what happened in the bathroom. His excuse was that they ran out of paper towels


    Time for Autopia....Jay and Leo laughed since I called it Auto-Pia, not Au-Topia.


    Jay is ready to drive


    Jay and I took pictures of each other


    The Disneyland Monorail went back to full circuit service last thursday, so we took a ride on the monorail


    awwww, the cute couple loved their ride on the monorail


    So did I


    Looking out towards Space Mountain


    The old People Mover track...they really need to get that back up and running..like now


    Now for some shots from the monorail


    Entrance plaza


    A road that separates Downtown Disney and the parks


    DCA entrance from the monorail




    If the mens room welcomes aliens...then do they have special alien urinals?


    Jay loves handcuffs


    Tom Sawyers island being worked on


    Oooo, people working on Splash Mountain


    Another shot of them working on the ride


    Mark Twain's steamboat was getting worked on too


    It almost got up to 90 degrees, that Miss. Jay needed to be cooled off...So Leo and I used our fast passes as fans for him


    Sneak camera shot of Jay


    Now I went over to DCA by myself for a bit while Jay and Leo checked up on their dog


    ewww, why are there so many people in DCA


    Just another shot of DCA


    People getting ready to watch the parade of a million dreams


    This is the crowd around 8pm coming into Disneyland from DCA


    While I waited for Kyle and Jeff to get into the park, I took a picture of the mickey mouse flower arrangement


    Everyone waiting for Star Tours


    C-3PO is gay


    And to wrap up my entire PTR....a group photo


    ok...I'm done....now where's my beah


    OMG!! hahahahaha That photo is hilarious! I can't stop laughing!!! hahahaha


    One of these days I will make it to a TPR party. In the meantime, I'll just have to live vicariously :-/ Glad to see that everyone had a great time!




    Wait till you'll see Robb's PTR for West Coast Bash... You'll love one picture in it, but I won't say anything about it, you'll need to wait.

  10. Other Parks I visited:

    Arrival into California and Knott's Berry Farm

    Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure: Part I

    Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure: Part II


    Sunday, March 11th, 2007: Six Flags Magic Mountain & TPR Party


    Evening guys, so SFMM and the TPR after party were both amazing. Big props to Ride World for hosting an amazing West Coast Bash event which was 10x better than Solace was. We had ERT's on Tatsu (amazing flying coaster), X, and Viper. Of course, it wouldn't be perfect to start the day by getting pulled over by the California Highway Patrol on the 5 for going 10 over the limit. Yeah, you can get ticketed for doing that in LA....weird isn't it, because I'm pretty sure traffic goes that speed and faster in the first place....*shrugs*. Anyway, here are the photos from todays festivities...


    The Baby Shower gifts for Kristen.

    That's all for this update


    Another shot of the demonstration


    Wes describes the story of "The Birds and the Bee's" with the Rice Krispie Treats


    I won a bag of crap with my picture in the people's section of the photo contest.


    Robb models the new bag's of crap for the prizes


    the new mommy and the new baby. Kristen is sooo adorable!


    Kristen had her own cake


    Robb: grrr, I'm going to eat this cake

    Guy behind Robb: wow...that's disturbing and disgusting at the same time


    More people


    People at the party


    Time for the party....Kyle's name for the night was Ben Dover...hmmm.


    Looking up at Revolution...The OTSR's need to go...they abused my ears :-(


    A good photo of Revolution and Tatsu


    The front part of SFMM looks really nice....but not the back


    Scream....Ultimate Parking Lot Coaster


    Evan does the vogue while the guy next to him stares at me with utter shock for some reason....


    Colossus's train...It's a fun woodie.


    Kyle and his pass


    After lunch, Kyle and I went to grab the remaining credits I needed. (Except Batman, Deja Vu, Kiddie Coasters, and of course....Flashback)


    Superman's trains sound like friggin planes


    And the adults table where we talked about politics and naughty things


    Time for the ride world lunch...Here's the kids table


    Evan and I


    Here's the picture Lou of Robb in-front of the "6 year wang" that he told you about on the phone


    Robb is talking to Lou right at that moment


    Group photo 2: I never made it to the Oxygen Bar because I passed out because of the headache's and nausea I got by riding the coasters


    Group Photo 1: Robb and I are so about to make out...


    Robb and I waiting for the Orient Express


    This ride has been officially broken by me


    Waiting to board


    Everyone was mad that I wanted to get the left side credit of Superman because it required walking up the hill. To top it off, I did break the ride when we returned to the station


    Riddler's Revenge


    SFMM is now selling Firewood for $10 dollars a bundle


    Robb prays to his God thanking him that Psyclone is officially gone




    The big TPR group heading over to Riddler


    Ryan does a strip tease for me.


    Robb and Ryan want to ride X...But I just waited at the exit...


    Derek and Nicole, here's a triple loop shot for you guys


    Kyle is super sexified


    Robb, Jahan, and Ryan at Viper


    Evan greets us with a smile


    Why aren't you gone yet?


    There we go


    Hmmmm..something needs to be fixed here


    Looking through the trees over SFMM


    I just wanted to ride Whipper Snapper, officer!!


    Awww, the observation tower is closed :-(


    Tatsu's sexy trains


    mmmm, Tatsu


    Time for Tatsu


    Entrance into SFMM


    Walking to Six Flags Magic Mountain's main entrance


    This is my....woke up and got pulled over look.

  11. Looks very nice...Can't wait to go over to California...


    BTW, how do Disney do single rider? I only ask because of the green ticket as seen in one of the Sorin' pictures...Just want to make sure...


    What you do is, go up to the person at the Fast Lane entrance and say that you're a single rider. They'll give you that ticket, then you walk down the Fast Lane queue. From there, they'll place you in a empty space after they get the regular queue situated.

  12. March 9th, 2007: Disneyland & Disney's California Adventure


    So I went over to DLR today by myself and had a blast. When I pulled into the parking garage, i thought the park was going to be packed, but I forgot this was a Disney park and sure enough, the ride lines were all under 30 minutes except for Space Mountain which had a 45 minute wait.


    So here we go


    New for Disneyland....LA Traffic 3D Simulation!!! Feel like you're in LA Traffic for hours on end....


    I watched the lowering of the flag


    eeyore and I


    *cries softly*


    Some character, I don't know his name


    When I went back to Disneyland, I manage to catch the beginning of the parade which btw was amazing


    On the rapids ride


    Oooooo, the cars from cars..


    The Diva is sleeping


    There I am giving the thumbs up


    I want to go to the Tip Top Club.


    The Hollywood Tower Hotel. Very luxurious


    Now to head over to Tower of Terror


    I love how Disney has Single Rider's for some rides


    Time for Soarin over Soren


    I'm infront of the actual Golden Gate Bridge...No, it never went over water and in some place called San Fransisco...


    Time to head over to DCA


    Cruella dancing..


    Donald and some musicians


    I'm in front of Disney's statue


    Pirate booty!


    I'm on pirates


    Now I'm confused...Was Jack Sparrow in Pirates before the movie????


    I know he wasn't..btw, so don't answer that question


    Some ride advertisement


    The line moved quickly through the queue for pirates. Just like all the other rides at DLR today


    I'm wearing my Big Bad Wolf poker shirt


    Pirates was closed last year I was at Disneyland..Now I get to ride it


    Indian Jones had a 25 minute wait....Can't beat that


    "Hey, look Stewie, it's Hallie Barry's crazy ride"


    Looking down Main St to the entrance plaza


    The front...if you didn't know


    The back of snow white's castle


    I hit a drop and the camera moved


    Trying to get a picture of the yetti


    Yay, I'm on Matterhorn


    Matterhorn approves of homosexuality


    Time for the Matterhorn




    Pluto is running away!!! NOOO


    No it was space mountain....From my time in the park, this was the longest line I waited in for the day...45 minutes


    I'm heading to Tomorrowland for my first ride of the day....like everyone else....Autopia!


    Looking down Main St.


    Cruelle and I styling it on Main St.


    Another artist rendering of Disneyland


    The drawing of Disneyland that was proposed to the bankers for the construction of the park


    This is where you forget the troubles of the day and think about the happiness that the park has to offer


    I'm back in my happy place


    First up....Disneyland


    Walking to the entrance plaza


    Advertisement about the music for Space Mountain and California Screamin'


    YAY!!! I'm back at my favorite park. Disneyland


    Driving down the 91 freeway to the 5

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