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I thought Roswell was the "Dairy Capital of the Southwest." Where are all the cows? Did the aliens explode them all?

 

You would think they would change the sign since everything is alien themed in town. Probably a hold over from before the alien thing took off!

 

This looks like a place I will have to add to my bucket list.

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Hello Valuable Big Mike Readers!!!

 

Since it is Wednesday and The Big Mike Road Show brings you a small park on every Wednesday, we have a great one for you today!

 

This coaster does not get very much coverage here on TPR, so here comes Big Mike to the rescue!

 

 

This "park" is actually a farm, and as farm coasters go, this one has to be the best of the bunch!

 

Schnepf Farms in Arizona was a magnificent stop on The Big Mike Road Show, and the Schnepf hospitality is second to none!

 

The farm was closed for the season, yet using the Big Mike Charm, they opened up just for The Mighty Big Man..... and friends!!!!

 

Never underestimate the power of The Big Man, and the special perks you get if you tag along during the World Tour!

 

Check out all the fun we had and the special treatment the Schnepf family displayed!

 

 

Hope you enjoy!

 

 

Peace, Big Mike

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We arrive at the GPS destination thought to be Schnepf Farms, a 3 car caravan of Big Mike and 2 Valuable Big Mike Readers!

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Make no mistake about it, it is certainly a farm!

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Big Mike starts to wonder if he is in the right place, as there is no coaster in sight!

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As you can see, The Big Mike Road Show has arrived!!

Now to see if we are in the right place!

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Woo Hoo!! We are!

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More proof that we have found Schnepf Farms!

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We are greeted by Carrie Schnepf and told that she is just waiting for her son to come home from school and operate the coaster for us, but we can come inside and relax!

Jim (JimmyBo) relaxes!

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Jeff (picknyourseat) gets comfy too!

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We even get to play with the family dog!!

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Jim picks up a wedding magazine, who knew what he had in mind back then?

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Big Mike sitting like a King in the outside pavillion!

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We are off to see the family entertainment farm!

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Oh, did I forget to tell you that Carrie Schnepf was smoking hot??? Sorry! :) Slipped my mind!

Bet you could only imagine Big Mike's face when we met!

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The Peach Tree Express!

Now THAT is a farm coaster baby!!

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The train.

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The lift.

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Big Mike rides the back seat for starters!

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Check out all the places for some crazy air time moments!!

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Now this is something you don't see often as Carrie is cheering us on as we ride!

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It sure does pay off to be a Valuable Big Mike Reader I guess!! :)

Funny, I don't remember that guy in the middle seat at all?? Was he even there when we rode or is he a ghost? lol

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Really?? We can ride again and switch seats!

The Schnepf family rules!

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First drop!

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Back side bunny hops!

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Lots and lots of laps were to be had!

 

I think Conner Schnepf was getting a kick out of how much fun we were having!

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Big Mike has done it again, riding a coaster that was closed and kindly opened up just for The Big Man!

Coaster credit #887 (Requested that I share this)

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Unbelievably, Carrie lets us switch up seats yet once again!!

We had to let Jim experience the back seat on this coaster, as you got ejected out of your seat on a few spots!

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I think Jim's expression says it all on this first drop!

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The back bunny hops packed a punch too, since it made this coaster veteran look like this!

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Big Mike got a really warm feeling inside knowing that his Big Mike Charm made these coaster buddies happy like this!

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All good things have to come to an end, but we must have got at least a dozen rides or probably more!

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One last look at the awesome coaster before we show you the rest of the farm and all there is to do here!

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Schnepf Farms motto: Enjoy our family farm... and it is real easy to do, as the place is pure awesomeness!

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Swingin Ladybugz!

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Flying Farmers!

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Great theming to the ride.

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Pumpkin Launch!

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Witch Mountain Giant Slide!

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The Honey Bee!

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This ride, as are many more, are powered by the sun and the wind!

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Maze!

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Everyone knows that Big Mike loves mazes, and you learn as you go in this maze!

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Petting Corral!

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As always, TPR reports can never have enough donkeys!

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Country Road Rally!

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Lil Farmers Play Yard!

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Play area train.

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Real train!

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Train cars.

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An area for shows too!

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Frisbee dogs, nice!

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Wow, a 1912 Parker Carousel!!

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Also sun powered.

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No one over 140 pounds though, and no getting it on with the pig the sign says.

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Big Mike!!!! No getting it on with the pigs!!

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Nice picnic area.

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The staple of all farm rides, the Hay ride!

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Schnepf Farms!!!

 

This place was way better than some amusement parks!!

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My good buddy Jimmy Bo checks off Arizona on the Official Big Mike Road Show T-Shirt!!

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Jeff checks off New Mexico, since Big Mike will be going there next and won't meet anyone!

 

Thanks to these 2 guys for hanging out!

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Mostly, thanks to Carrie Schnepf and the whole Schnepf family for treating us so great, having a fantastic place like this, and making this one of the best highlights on the World tour so far!

 

It's days like this that it is great to be The Mighty Big Man, that's for damn sure! :)

 

Hope everyone enjoyed and gets a chance to check out Schnepf farms on your own one day, when it is open hehe :)

 

Peace, Big Mike

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That is such a cute place! It literally looks like they just had this family farm and added all this stuff to it! Do you know how long it took them to get those rides, and how/where they got them? And namely... where that cute-but-awesome coaster came from?

 

Backyard coaster = awesome!!

 

EDIT: That little coaster probably gets more air than the coasters in California... combined!!

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Hello Valuable Big Mike Readers!!

 

Time once again to show you something fun to do near an amusement park visit that the Big Man took!

 

This episode of The Big Mike Road Show, episode #14 of 200 in 2012 if you are keeping count at home, comes to you from the city of brotherly love (no love at all if you are wearing a Ranger's shirt) Philadelphia!

 

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is our stop, because this is where they filmed the Rocky movie, where Rocky ran up the steps during his workouts!

 

This is just a short drive if you are visiting Dutch Wonderand to get those 2 coaster credits!

 

The trip report is below, but if you want to check out The Mighty Big Man running the steps on video, we have made that possible!!!!

 

I want to tell everyone in advance that Big Mike Productions apologizes for the shotty camera work (there was no way she was keeping up with Big Mike's top speed) and the constant giggling from the camera girl, understand she is still a rookie to this stuff!

 

 

We hope you enjoy!

 

 

Peace, Big Mike and Megan

 

 

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Big Mike and his wonderful girlfriend Megan decide to hit Philadelphia to take off one of the things on "Big Mike's Top 50 Always Wanted To Do List"!

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The Philadelphia Museum of Art, home of the Rocky steps!

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The Rocky statue is located to the right of the stairs if you are looking straight at them!

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Megan!!

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Big Mike seems much bigger than Rocky!

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Look at Rocky checking out my Megan's rear end!

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Big Mike and Megan at the starting point, the bottom of the stairs!

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Big Mike gives the thumbs up that he is ready to take on the major challenge!

 

Rocky was training for months to do this, Big Mike has no training at all!

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Big Mike is off!! Thank goodness Big Mike is in tip top shape!

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Big Mike still at full speed! The Big Man is simply amazing!!

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Big Mike made it to the top!!!!!!!! Victory!

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Big Mike was proud that he made it to the top, and Megan had a good time laughing at The Mighty Big Man, so the day was a huge success!

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Big Mike knocks off another thing on his Top 50 Always Wanted To Do List, and he makes sure all of Philadelphia knows it!

 

Hope you enjoyed!

 

Peace, Big Mike and Megan

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I just got caught up on all the updates for the week and enjoyed them all. Thanks for sharing! Lagoon sure looks like a nice park. I'm going to have to take another look before I make my ducky guess. And a belated congrats on hitting 1000 coasters Big Mike!

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