Just caught up on this and, oh my. I am so disheartened to hear of this. Brings a tear to my eye. It sounds like you had something really special. Hope you get back those lost pics. Memories are the best tribute to someone and after seeing so many of your reports, there's a lot of good ones.
I'm a newbie to posting on TPR, but I've been reading here for years. I feel a bit awkward offering you condolences, but I wanted you to know that I've thoroughly enjoyed your various trip reports, your and Michael's relationship has always reminded me of a good friend of mine who was married to the love of his life for 20 years, she was an amazing lady and they were perfect for each other, she just happened to be 20 years older than him. She passed away 2 years ago after battling cancer and it's still a shock to see him without her by his side, they were such a perfect team. You seem to have had a similar relationship and I am so sorry Michael is no longer by your side.
^^^ Thank you so much, Mark...yes, we did have a very special relationship and did TONS of traveling to other places besides amusement parks.
^^Thank you, I LOVE your trip reports too!
That is very sweet of you to mention your friends. We knew going in that the age difference could potentially come back to bite us later, but we didn't care. We just went out and did everything that we could do...and boy did we cram a lot into our 15 years together.
^ Thank you, Jordy!
For anyone that wants to see his obituary to see what type of special guy that he really was, below is the link. There you will get to understand some of his history and background...an amazing man, that's for sure!
A big secret to living well is being able to have moments that become memories with the people you care about, and I'm glad that you and Michael got to enjoy many good times in this hobby that binds us all together here. I'm very sorry for your loss, Phil.
These pages are in no way affiliated with nor endorsed by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Cedar Fair, Legoland, Merlin Entertainment, Blackstone, Tussaud's Group, Six Flags, Universal Theme Parks, the Walt Disney Company or any other theme park company.
photos and videos on this website were taken with the permission of the park by
a professional ride photographer.
For yours and others safety, please do not attempt to take photos or videos at
parks without proper permission.
You need a sense of humor to view our site,
if you don't have a sense of humor, or are easily offended, please turn back
Most of the content on this forum is suitable for all ages. HOWEVER! There may be some content that would be considered rated "PG-13." Theme Park Review is NOT recommended for ages under 13 years of age.