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When you get to Cedar Point, I hope for a full report on Disaster Transport! No more pretending it doesn't exist, Robb! I don't care how disappointed you were by Sarajevo Bobsleds as a kid, it is an Intamin afterall!

 

No offense, I'm here to help man. I'll get him on DT when I meet them at Cedar Point, I'll find you Robb! and you will ride damn it!!

 

j/k Robb, you don't NEED to. But just a friendly joke about DT and Sarajevo too!

 

Can't wait to see all, once again!

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I think that Afro dude from High School Musical is there that night.

 

OMG, Ted... don't let Samantha know that... she'll want to go to Wisconsin. She's already pissed I am not taking her up to Columbus to the Ohio State Fair on Thursday to see him. BTW, his name is Corbin Bleu and if my daughter wasn't such a wuss (scared off by unarmed security guards...really, that child needs to grow up ) we would have gotten to meet him at the HSM tour last January.

 

Shari "Totally off topic, but around here, the world stops for HSM" Shoufler

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So you're not hitting up Noah's Ark?

It's not part of the official itinerary, no. We've had plenty of time in the dells if someone wanted to go on their own.

 

My personal opinion is that other than Black Anaconda there isn't anything at that park we can't ride at most other water parks on this trip.

 

We have 6 water parks already included on the trip and we felt that was sufficient.

 

--Robb

Oh I see. Yeah I guess when you already've been on Deluge at SFKK you have been on the best watercoaster. Have fun at Six Flags tomorrow!

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Here are a few things going on:

 

We have lots of pictures of Casey squeezing into things designed for kids, including a few death machines.

We upset Zeus (since he wasn't included in ERT last night), so he unleashed his lighting bolts, striking Avalanche (frying all the sensors!) and canceling ERT on Hades and Cyclops.

Mt Olympus needs to both pay more attention to maintaining their coasters (many of them had roped off seats, including first row of the back car on Cyclops) rather than denying us rides on Little Titan and have some kind of smoking policy.

Back seat of Cyclops =

We almost valleyed a Dragon Wagon (a non-powered version)

Casey tackled somebody other than Ryan

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These guys are Red Dawn Awesome!

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Yay for wifi in the room! Boo for White Castle being closed!

 

I'll let Robb fill you in on todays fun, but "Not for Sale" was a very good sport and I was in rare form today... which was sponsored by Bud Light. But it was really "all about him" today!

 

Now to download my pics and clear this memory card...

 

Terry "found aliens on his credit hunt" Weaver

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How about seeing some other faces in these pictures. It is the same 10 people in every one. There are 90 other people there-walk around with the camera! Getting sick of seeing the same people with their legs up-hugging in mascots and eating. Who else is there????

Oh. My. God.

It's worse than I thought it would be.

For the people not on the trip, this wasn't my post. This post (quoted above) was my mother under my username. My mother is heavily sedated on sleeping pills at night. I left my laptop with the auto-login feature and I now realize how foolish this was.

 

Overview of my day:

-Wake up late/get ready to load bus

-Get assaulted by Robb with the camera, get confused

-Get informed of the post

-Get mortified

-Call mom

-Robb announces "Take as many pictures of Bryan as possible"

-Gets mortified again

-Attempt to explain the situation to the crowd

-Nobody believes Bryan

 

-Bryan "It's all about me" Stoll

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It's worse than I thought it would be.

For the people not on the trip, this wasn't my post. This post (quoted above) was my mother under my username. My mother is heavily sedated on sleeping pills at night. I left my laptop with the auto-login feature and I now realize how foolish this was.

 

Overview of my day:

-Wake up late/get ready to load bus

-Get assaulted by Robb with the camera, get confused

-Get informed of the post

-Get mortified

-Call mom

-Robb announces "Take as many pictures of Bryan as possible"

-Gets mortified again

-Attempt to explain the situation to the crowd

-Nobody believes Bryan

 

-Bryan "It's all about me" Stoll

 

 

Hahahahaha. Your mom is "sleep posting" on Ambien. Brilliant.

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How about seeing some other faces in these pictures. It is the same 10 people in every one. There are 90 other people there-walk around with the camera! Getting sick of seeing the same people with their legs up-hugging in mascots and eating. Who else is there????

Oh. My. God.

It's worse than I thought it would be.

For the people not on the trip, this wasn't my post. This post (quoted above) was my mother under my username. My mother is heavily sedated on sleeping pills at night. I left my laptop with the auto-login feature and I now realize how foolish this was.

 

Overview of my day:

-Wake up late/get ready to load bus

-Get assaulted by Robb with the camera, get confused

-Get informed of the post

-Get mortified

-Call mom

-Robb announces "Take as many pictures of Bryan as possible"

-Gets mortified again

-Attempt to explain the situation to the crowd

-Nobody believes Bryan

 

-Bryan "It's all about me" Stoll

 

 

 

What does one say to that?

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Today was amazing. The back seat of Cyclops is beyond anything I have experienced. It is, for me, the best coaster at Mt. Olympus.

 

I've got pics, but am to freaking tired to post them.

 

Going to bed.

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Oh, highlights of my day:

 

* Riding the Trojan Horse go-cart and while racing another TPR member a kid slams into both of us intentionally and I ran into the wall. (He also ran into other members too) I drove to the ride op and turned him in, earning him a warning (he should have lost his riding priviledges). I told the ride op "You better get him before I do." They almost saw a black man running down the tracks and snatching a 16 year old out of a car (the cars were about that slow) and throwing him over the horse! He had me madder than the lady at Indiana Beach that stood over me outside the smoking section and she got ashes on my shoulder! Then she acted like she didn't do it! She almost went into the lake!

 

* While I loved the rides, I think a few employees need to work on their customer service. A girl gave me attitude when I asked her, at around 10:30am, when were they going to serve food. At first she acted like I wasn't even there! The park was open at 9:30am and there wasn't a place to get drinks or food! I told her "Nevermind honey. I'll go somewhere else. Your customer service is making me sick."

 

* Getting another ride in on Hades. Talk about wild rides in the dark!

 

* Finding more statue credits and several members were helping me! Please note: Find statues... don't ask me to hump the costumed characters! I want to stay in the park for the rest of the day! Sheesh!

 

* The backseat on Cyclops made no sense! You're not supposed to go down the last hill with your butt perpendicular to your back!

 

* Avalanche! It's just as out of control as the video! I appreciated the staff bending over backwards to get the coaster running for us after the lightning hit it.

 

* Today's group activity (heh heh).

 

Terry

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Highlights of my day...

Going to work

Getting B*tched at by my boss

Getting B*tched at by my co-worker

Getting B*tched at by my EX-roommate

Hearing about everyone else's day on the TPR Midwest Trip

Still wondering why there are no BIG MIKE pics.

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HA!

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Yea we have to give a shout out to the crew at Timberfalls.

 

Last nights thunderstorm fried the sensors on avalanche, and cause some issues with the flume, but since we are here they worked their tails off and got avalanche going.

 

They brought in all the help they could find and guess what, avalanche is worth it, its an awesome coaster and worth a side trip to get it.

Air time is insane, just a cool coaster.

 

As for Hades, Cyclops Zeus and the rest of the dells, well Cyclops last row is absolutely crazy, the airtime is beyond ridiculous. what a blast. Hades is a great ride too, the tunnel is so long, and twice over at that speed. This park was also camera friendly when it comes to video, so look forward to that when i return home.

 

Oh can some one please post the pictures of the several tackles and the wet towel snapping contests too?

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I'm freaking tired so I'm going to post pictures from Indiana Beach and something random underneath them.

 

Please watch the two videos. One of them is very funny, the other one is a coaster video.

 

I'm so tired right now I'm seeing penguins in our room.

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Next year's Special Olympics water polo team.

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"Balls on Face."

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Addicted to Fascination.

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LIES!!!!!

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Terrance and Jenn are "cockheads."

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The most action Jahan got all trip.

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KidTums on her first train ride.

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Deep Fried Jahan sandwich.

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"Paratrooper Face."

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Jahan has his flyer virginity popped.

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TPR members who are crashing the party!

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This photo LOOKS like your typical "smile for the annoying person with the camera" picture, but NOOOOO you can tell that Casey is tryin to get these women into his Harem. Dude....you'll break them! NO!

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The "I don't eat any of this stuff" battle of the picky eaters continues....Nadia wins this round.

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Casey's Harem....minus Chuck

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This picture is all fine until you see OMFG Will's creepy looking face popping out of the bottom of the photo!

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Two Lady and Mr. Thumb. Oh yeah, and gay faced Chris.

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"Nice Kitty"

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Jahan's got his "I just saw boobs for the first time" face going on....and he's sitting next to TJ. Sad.

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This ride freaking ROCKS! Stupid Emoboy, why do you have to be right?

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And Lost Coaster of Crack My Back And Giggle My Ass.

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Who's Your Hurricane.

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We rode Cornballs Express.

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"Hi, I'm Chris...and if this ain't a gay face, I don't know what is."

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Yay! We're at Indiana Beach...now give us some corn.

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In Australia this is called the Reverse Pillow Crunch.

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Vekoma bus kind of has a funk to it.

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Casey tackles Ryan.....and then something amazing happens to Casey

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Lost Coaster POV footage. This ride totally ruled!

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^ Hi Robb what time are you guys going to be at Great America tomorrow so i can be their i will most likely have Maverick shirt on it's like an orange ish color, i look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

 

I would like to say that you do a great job on th TR's and i don't know how you find time to do them.keep up the great work.

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Well, I'm not on the trip, but from what I've heard from my boyfriend who, supposedly, will be featured in a scary kind of way in a picture on the 1st Mt. Olympus Day that it's been great fun.

 

Glad you guys are having fun. Have a great day at Great America tomorrow

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Ha - good to see Carl, whilst not doing the Spain RYHC is maintaining the tradition of BOTBC -shout out to Carl back there...

 

HEY CARL - how ya doin'?

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FASCINATION!?!?! That's it... I am going to Indiana Beach first chance I get. My mom LOVED that game. I can still remember the best prize I ever got. It was a Raggedy Ann and Andy stoneware 3 piece place setting. I think there's still a plate somewhere from it. I had no idea anyone still had a Fascination parlor. "It's California bingo, FASCINATION". That's what the "caller" used to say at LeSourdesville/Americana.

 

It looks like you had a great time and that Kristen's holding up well. As for her dad seeing penquins, though, I am concerned.

 

Shari

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Would it be wrong of me to ask to see Terrance in speedos instead of Barry H ?

 

You had to be at Gay Days @ Disney to see that! I was hanging out with major gay porn stars so I had to keep up!

 

missingmusician: You have to look at it from Robb's standpoint. Among doing the other 50 million things he does, he's also hanging out with his friends. That's who you are going to see until he sifts through the gigabytes of pictures everyone has giving him so far for a full update.

 

But here, I'll give you about eight more people to look at. Should I start my own thread?

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Everyone else got their last rides in... as for me... (There, now ya got more people to look at so stop bitchin' ;) )

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There was a live band upstairs. Rock on Gary!

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Takin' a break from coaster riding to calm feed our livers.

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Jenn wants to take a jar home with her. Show the TPR peeps your skills, gal!

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Oh my! Talk about selling things to keep the guests happy!

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The staff was so nice... and the chef brought us extra cookies... like I needed them... my diet has already been shot! He got the credit too and didn't even know it.

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Statue Credit! It was a hunt for this one! So while everyone's eating, I go in for the kill...

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Oh my! There's something for everyone at Indiana Beach. And no I didn't go up!

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Bungy Tramp? I'm saying nothing...

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We used the hats to "channel the turkey" that we loved so much from HW. You know people were asking us if the hats came with TPR membership? No boo. ;)

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I, in a way, have to agree with that dude's mom though. I understand it's a HUGE group and that there are groups of people that form and do their own thing, but I wouldn't mind seeing some different people now and then. But then again, I check this thing constantly for pics of one person so...I guess I'm a little biased

*sigh*

 

I hear you....I really do....

 

But I'll say it again....

 

These mini-updates I'm posting are the "mini-updates." I'm pulling mostly from the photos I'm taking from MY group (meaning the smaller group of people I'm hanging out with aside from the larger group.)

 

Remember that I am here on the trip with my group of friends too, but I am also collecting photos from everyone to get their different perspectives and so far I have collected nearly 8,000 photos.

 

One of my goals on every trip is to try to hang out and meet EVERYONE. But that's sometimes difficult and I don't always get photos of every single person every day. I do try, though!

 

The idea of me sorting through those 8,000 photos every night to post different perspectives for the mini-updates is just unrealistic. There *WILL* be a full update that will be more like 100 to 120 photos per park instead of the 15 to 20 photos I have been posting, but that will come later.

 

But having said that, I did actually make an effort to make sure that I posted pictures of various other people that my smaller group in this update.

 

I'm doing my best to please everyone, seriously. I really *really* am. It's just really difficult. I didn't get to bed last night until nearly 2am and here it is just past 7am and I'm up again doing work.

 

I'm not looking for any sympathy, I'm just trying to make people understand a bit more from my perspective.

 

There *WILL* be a time where we'll post litterally THOUSANDS of photos from the trip and from many people's different perspectives.

 

But for right now, please try to be happy with the photos that have been posted so far and I hope the person you're looking for makes it into one of the photos very soon. (I am encouraging other people to post their photos too!)

 

I'm doing my best to include many different people in the group and to make everyone happy.

 

--Robb

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