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Re: Photo TR: Southwest US parks and brisket

Postby Hilltopper39 » Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:53 am

Ah, the ever elusive brisket! I've found that with brisket, like most barbeque (and pizza for that matter), there's no such thing as bad briskett since you can always sauce it up to compensate for dryness or lack of flavor, but good brisket is really REALLY good. Good like's there's nothing better in the world kind of good. There's a bbq chain here in Jacksonville that does pretty good brisket, about the best I've ever had, called 4 Rivers Smokehouse.The orignal is in Orlando and I think they've got a few locations around central Flroida but it's deinfalty worth the time on you next Orlandio trip.

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Postby coastercrazi » Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:13 am

Enjoying the TR!
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Postby coasterbill » Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:21 am

Great report so far! I'm really enjoying it.

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Postby Philrad71 » Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:37 am

I need to get to some of these places to experience "real BBQ".

While I enjoy it if it's done right, the number of times that I have gotten overcooked, dry or BBQ where you have to drown it in sauce to make it taste good far outweighs the places where it has been exceptional.
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Postby boldikus » Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:53 am

Love me some good brisket, great report. :)

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Postby chadster » Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:56 am

larrygator wrote:August 13th, 2015 - Frontier City

I arrived in Oklahoma City on the night of the 12th, after stopping at some giant casino (Winstar, maybe) just over the Oklahoma border the night prior. Thanks for mentioning this place Chad you cost for $300 :angry:


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Postby PKI Jizzman » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:32 am

Thanks for posting, Larry! I visit SDC in less than two weeks, I'm very excited to check out the park. Really enjoyed the photos and reviews.
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Postby larrygator » Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:30 am

Hilltopper39 wrote:there's no such thing as bad briskett since you can always sauce it up to compensate for dryness or lack of flavor, but good brisket is really REALLY good.


Agreed, that's why I attempted to get all the brisket on this trip with sauce on the side.
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Postby Ed Farmer » Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:10 pm

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Didn't realize that Elitch Gardens wasn't the only US park left with an operating Fire Escape: The Ride. I visited (Elitch's) earlier in the month, and my reaction to their Fire Escape was much the same as yours to the one at Frontier City. This one looks slightly more picturesque.
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Re: Photo TR: Southwest US parks and brisket

Postby larrygator » Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:24 pm

I was initially very concerned about this day between the driving and the heat.

I had to get up early for the drive from Tulsa to Amarillo to Lubbock and then continue driving to Clovis, New Mexico for the night. it helped that the Comfort Inn I stayed in in Tulsa had a superb breakfast spread. I was extremely tired in the AM but luckily planned a "culture" stop to break up the drive a little and refresh myself.

Just before passing through Oklahoma City I detoured off the road to POPS a pilgrimage for soda lovers, before visiting Wonderland in Amarillo and Joyland in Lubbock. Of course, I had brisket in Amarillo and Lubbock.
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I stopped at POPS for some pop. Over 600 types of soda, here are a few.
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These are my selections for the drive to Amarillo
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I made great time on the drive so I made my Amarillo brisket stop prior to Wonderland. This is Tyler's BBQ.
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A welcoming decor
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Texas toast, yeah. Meat was juicy and tender, I didn't even try their BBQ sauce. However, the beans were watery.
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I wouldn't be a trip to Wonderland without photos of the Hopkins' loops.
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Loops, mean plural
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I still approach these Miler mouse coasters with trepidation.
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I have ridden too many of these Galaxi coasters this month.
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Texas Intimidator was the one unique flat at the park
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Drop of Fear was down for the day.
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Sky Rider is NOT a coaster
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Hornet - a unique Vekoma in its third home
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I mentioned earlier that Drop of Fear was down. Fiesta Swing is really down.
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The park is pretty much one long straightaway with rides on each side. Very difficult to get lost.
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Wonderful dark ride
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Two levels
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Most people obeyed Porky, the park was very clean.
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Next up will be Joyland and Lubbock, but i leave you with this artsy shot.
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