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Hey guys, haven't posted in a while.

 

I love that you guys all enjoyed the City Museum so much. We're pretty proud of it here.

 

Not sure if you guys know, but they actually have concerts in the front room where the stuffed sea animals are hanging (outside the caves).

 

Back in June, I saw Fishbone there. It was insane.

 

And they actually had burlesque dancers as an opening act (pasties over their you-know-whats ).

 

It was a great night. The owners of that place are insanely cool and they apparently have been hosting occasional concerts for a few years (I didn't know until this summer).

 

Anyway, good to talk to my TPR friends again.

 

Now I'm off to Six Flags tonight to ride Evel Knievel in the dark...

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Iamb glad you bumped this since I somehow missed this update. Great update from an absolutely miserably hot day. The park seemed like a nice place but with it as unbearably hot as it was, we just layed in the AC'd theater for quite a while.

 

Looking back at the pics, I am reminded what an absolutely great group of people were on the MidAmerica trip! I want to go back!

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Thanks ever so much Hanno! As always, I love your pictures. I had a BLAST that day, but truly almost melted Those sprayers (they weren't misters - they were like garden hoses set on Shower) were lifesaving!

 

D.

 

City Museum = AWESOME

 

I was only bruised from falling through the re-bar whale outside of the caves - and the airplanes just totally freaked me out. It was whilst crawling through those that I realized exactly what I was doing.

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I missed the six-foot man eating chicken. Oh, well, . . .

 

I enjoyed Six Flags St. Louis, despite the outrageous heat and humidity that day. Mr. Freeze is the best shuttle coaster this side of the old Schwarzkopf loopers, Evel Knievel is a solid GCI, and the Scooby Doo dark ride is probably the best of the bunch. Next time, I'll have to check out the water park.

 

Great pictures, as usual, Hanno--thanks!

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Day 7: Holiday World.

 

This will sound borig (i guess) but yet another awesome day. I had been to the park in 07 amd had some great memories. This time it was more relaxing (no rush to get credits) and more time to enjoy the park.

 

We also got some amazing tour time and nice photo-ops. All in all yet another amazing day.

 

Pictures are posted in the order that they were taken during the day.

Feel free to comment.

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after some sleep.. it was time to get up

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looks like somebody takes a dump all day long..

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love the sign

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the "magic" door

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yeah, this area has not changed much

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good morning sir

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nice turn, and lovely coaster

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more wood

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still walking "backstage"

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first stop of the day

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trying to get that one amazing image

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happy riders

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leaning in for the final turn

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not sure what was happening, but i just could not resist posting

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ok, time to check out the rest of the park

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another coaster

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and a train on it's way down

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it looks so pretty

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getting ready for that first drop

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this years new addition

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something trees

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familiar faces

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for some an awesome way to start the day, for others.. just another day on the job..

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darn it.. that does look tall

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"small" wave

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a little spray is always fun on the way down

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random riders.. although i think i recognize some

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is it fear or is it joy?? so close yet so far apart

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almost back at the station

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photo caption contest worthy (i think). Not sure what Lou is looking at.. ;)

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just in case you started to forget this trip reports current location

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ok, time to move on.

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Plunge tour time

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control panel area

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trying to get that awesome image

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first looks down

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spray

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skloosh

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it does look.. ehm.. tall and kind of weird..

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fly by

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relax time for the dummies..

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next boat. Somebody ;) is posing for the camera

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elevator system

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hello ladies

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yeah, that's pretty close to the ride

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here they go

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higher and higher

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all kinds of possible angles

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interesting pice of enginering

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but there's more

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it does look big..

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happy monkey

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more ladies.. hmm, waterparks are fun..

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a bit of an overview

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but wait, there's a new ride to check out

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nice way to keep folks cool

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up close and "personal" with this fun ride

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going up

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water = waterride

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riders going up

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looks like everybody is enjoying the ride

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bye bye

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fun for all ages

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scream if you like it

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in the distance

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just a part of the ride

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relaxing and watching people having fun.

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conveyer belt

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a look back at the park

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ok, time to move on and find a place to cool down a bit

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fun ride

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time for some more pictures

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it looks so pretty

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is it fear or joy??

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is everybody having fun or??

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more backstage tour time :)

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nah, we're not going for this ride

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here we go

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first drop fun

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the "old" train

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lovely banking

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away into the forest

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and yes, this walk does go uphill

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plenty of photo opportunities

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so much fun to look at (and see everybody taking their own pictures)

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another fun turn

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why so serious??

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almost perfect

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the turn around

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get that picture

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happy rider time

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pain, joy fun

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some familiar faces

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first drop fun

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on the home stretch

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such a fun turn. That's it folks

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^That's what happens if you're not riding yourself but instead spent your time trying to find new (better/different) angles to get pictures of coasters and people on these rides..

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Time for the next update.

Day 8 : Indiana Beach

 

I was really looking forward to this day (based on the 07 experience) yet for some reason it did not feel the same.. I guess the heat was getting to me that day.. Not sure what happened.

I still had a great time (thanks to great company) but it felt different..

Missed the stunt show (which i loved the last time i was there) and did not get on many rides..

 

Anyway, enough said.. here's a bunch of pictures.

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something about corn..

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lots and lots of water

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let's go to the rides

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what a view

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yeah.. this sign always makes me laugh

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going up

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tight fit

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next load of riders

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sorry, just got a little distracted..

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back on topic.. there's more to this park then just one ride

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there's so much to see everywhere you look..

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nerds..

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that looks like a lot of steel..

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loving the different ride positions..

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it's ok to smile or laugh

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now i need to remember where i took this picture for the next visit..

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first drop fun

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in the distance

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that does look like some fun (h)airtime

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scream if you like it

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back to the new credit (for me)

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so much steel and fun on a small footprint

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90 degrees

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going down

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fun turn

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Yeah, Indiana Beach..

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ok, time for the zoom

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the kid does look a bit worried..

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love this nerd shot.. it just shows how the wheel assembly works..

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why?? it's fun ;)

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almost down..

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ehm..

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ok, enough.. time to move on

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going down

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in the distance

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so many things to look at

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fun ride, thanks for the time and rides.

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Time for the next update.

Day 8 : Indiana Beach

 

I was really looking forward to this day (based on the 07 experience) yet for some reason it did not feel the same.. I guess the heat was getting to me that day.. Not sure what happened.

I still had a great time (thanks to great company) but it felt different.

 

Nope, you had it right. Something felt so off since our last visit. It could have totally been the heat, but I remember MidWest being super hot too! Maybe it's because we were there in mid afternoon till closing originally.

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