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Re: Photo TR: Southwest US parks and brisket

Postby gisco » Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:33 pm

I get hungry every time I read an update!

I have thought about doing a trip like this some day but it didn't include the brisket. Looks like I will have to alter my plans.

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Postby Joe Cool » Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:52 pm

Awesome so far Larry. Looking forward to the rest of the updates!!
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Postby Jakizle » Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:27 pm

Great report! Wish I could have joined you at Mike Anderson's, I can walk there from my apartment. Sooo good.

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Re: Photo TR: Southwest US parks and brisket

Postby larrygator » Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:01 pm

Jakizle wrote:Great report! Wish I could have joined you at Mike Anderson's, I can walk there from my apartment. Sooo good.


And I heard you could use the exercise, I should have let you know.
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Re: Photo TR: Southwest US parks and brisket

Postby chadster » Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:55 pm

Yeah but the exercise wouldn't have come near burning the necessary calories to equal the goodness eaten at Andersons

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Postby Jakizle » Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:11 pm

Some things are worth sacrificing for!

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Re: Photo TR: Southwest US parks and brisket

Postby larrygator » Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:32 pm

I might as well knock out one more update while I have the time. After Wonderland I made the two hour drive to Joyland with the intent of enjoying the 7-10PM discount admission. By the way, at Joyland I scoped out to perfect placement for America's first Intamin Mega-Lite.

For the day, I was ahead of schedule and headed straight for brisket before the park. I had been warned ahead of time that Wiley's was in a rough neighborhood and it was. I decided that this might be a good place to do takeout. However, now I needed to find a good place to eat my brisket.
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This is Wiley's BBQ
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I was happy they had a drive-up window because their building was one of the better looking ones in the neighborhood.
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After speeding out of the parking lot I needed to find a good place to eat my brisket. Hmm this looks like a good spot.
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Buddy and Maria Elena Holly Plaza looked peaceful and it's not everyday you get to eat lunch with Buddy Holly.
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Oh boy, this sandwich was awesome. I prefer my brisket lean (I know sacrilege) but this was fatty in a good way. And wonderful sauce.
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Right across the street is the Buddy Holly Center and since I didn't have a selfie stick I took a picture of someone else in front of giant Buddy Holly glasses. Selfie stick, that'll be the day that I die.
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I could rave on about Buddy Holly but you all would rather see Joyland
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The park is pretty much a long straightaway. Plenty of traditional flats and a few coasters.
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However, there is this huge strip of open land (top of the map) that could hold the first American mega-lite. It would be perfect for this park. Then again, this might have been the proposed located for the Schwarzkopf Shuttle Loop they sent to Cliff's.
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Unfortunately the park may be installing a water structure in the future. Seriously, who needs that in west Texas. I think this is the water play structure that Joyland got in exchange for trading Greezed Lightning to Cliff's.
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I grew accustomed to taking a picture like this on my trip.
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Herschell Mad Mouse, just as scary as a Miler Mad Mouse
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A pretty good drop tower.
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Old school flat
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New School, if it was along the Jersey Shore it would be named Moby Dick.
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Plenty of room for a mega-lite
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I love these rides.
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Besides the Spider the park has a Tilt-a-Whirl, Scrambler, Trabant and Music Express for classic ride fans.
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Life after people
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I was close to riding Big Splash but people were coming off the ride with drenched sneakers
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The Dipsy Doodle was really hauling ass in the hot humid weather.
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Re: Photo TR: Southwest US parks and brisket

Postby spongey » Wed Aug 26, 2015 4:40 am

Great stuff Larry!

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Re: Photo TR: Southwest US parks and brisket

Postby milst1 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:11 am

I love these parks. And the BBQ angle. Great report! And yes, some of us readers would like to see the plane and the pre-trip breakfast! :)
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Re: Photo TR: Southwest US parks and brisket

Postby ejot » Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:52 am

larrygator wrote:I could rave on about Buddy Holly
Oh, I see what you did there.

Leon's brisket has me drooling the most. And their open and closed signs are hilarious. Great TR.
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