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by MattS1974
Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Washington State Fair
Replies: 1
Views: 4972

Washington State Fair

So I have promising this TR for a month... So I guess it's time for me to get to writing it flying at 35,000 ft. Plus what else can this west-coaster do? plane.jpg All can I say, life got busy all of the sudden... Anyways this TR is about the awesome time we had at the Washington State Fair. But fir...
by MattS1974
Tue May 05, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Adventurdome Backstage Tour
Replies: 8
Views: 4968

Re: Adventurdome Backstage Tour

this is the current condition of Speed the ride... http://www.vegaschatter.com/story/2013/ ... Memory+Die
by MattS1974
Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Adventurdome Backstage Tour
Replies: 8
Views: 4968

Re: Adventurdome Backstage Tour

It was still in a pile when I drove past it last month
by MattS1974
Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Schafer's Trip to Arizona
Replies: 5
Views: 4856

Re: The Schafer's Trip to Arizona

Paul, you really need to spend a week out here just to take pictures of mountains, beaches, lighthouses... my pictures don't do it justice like yours would. Plus I owe you at least a dinner or two ;).
by MattS1974
Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Schafer's Trip to Arizona
Replies: 5
Views: 4856

Re: The Schafer's Trip to Arizona

That moment you thought you took enough pictures and realize you did take enough of them... That's how I'm feeling right now... but on with the show... Thursday was the day to head back to the Adventure Dome in Las Vegas to get #52... Adventure Dome was built during the time Las Vegas was trying to ...
by MattS1974
Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Schafer's Trip to Arizona
Replies: 5
Views: 4856

The Schafer's Trip to Arizona

photo2.JPG Once again it is spring break in Oregon and so it is time for the Bi-Annual run to see my in-laws in Arizona. This trip down was different than the one two years ago. My wife wanted to stop for a night instead of driving straight through. So we left PDX at around 3:30pm and ended up in R...
by MattS1974
Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Schafers Head off to Silverwood 8-20 8-24
Replies: 17
Views: 10128

Re: The Schafers Head off to Silverwood 8-20 8-24

So my final thoughts on this years trip compared to last years. Silverwood is a great local park... an ok regional park... but a horrible destination park... Let me explain. One Train ops on the rollercoaster "SUCKS"... Even SFMM has at least two trains running on most coasters during peak season. I...
by MattS1974
Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Schafers Head off to Silverwood 8-20 8-24
Replies: 17
Views: 10128

Re: The Schafers Head off to Silverwood 8-20 8-24

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Homeward bound... If you haven't seen the Columbia River Gorge... You need to drive it to understand it... It's like the Grand Canyon but with trees as you go along... my pic's don't do it justice.
by MattS1974
Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Schafers Head off to Silverwood 8-20 8-24
Replies: 17
Views: 10128

Re: The Schafers Head off to Silverwood 8-20 8-24

So all good things must come to an end. And this trip is one of them. But what this trip did do is grow friendships with people who haven't been to a theme park in many years, realize that, yes Disney is fun... But there are better (and cheaper) places to be... and grow as families, and friends. Whi...
by MattS1974
Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Schafers Head off to Silverwood 8-20 8-24
Replies: 17
Views: 10128

Re: The Schafers Head off to Silverwood 8-20 8-24

I do have to say that this year Silverwood Grounds Crew really stepped up their game
by MattS1974
Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Schafers Head off to Silverwood 8-20 8-24
Replies: 17
Views: 10128

Re: The Schafers Head off to Silverwood 8-20 8-24

So the rest of my pics are "Illegal" pics... I happen to wake up earlier than most people I guess... There is a tunnel from the R.V. Park/parking lot to the actual theme park... and they are supposed to keep the gate closed to the tunnel when the park is closed... well the gate wasn't closed when i ...
by MattS1974
Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Schafers Head off to Silverwood 8-20 8-24
Replies: 17
Views: 10128

Re: The Schafers Head off to Silverwood 8-20 8-24

Then there is always Sandpoint ID
by MattS1974
Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Schafers Head off to Silverwood 8-20 8-24
Replies: 17
Views: 10128

Re: The Schafers Head off to Silverwood 8-20 8-24

I know my coaster count is not that impressive 4 rides on Tremors 1 on Timber Terror and 1 on Aftershock (Yes I could have also walked onto Corkscrew... But I don't need to be corkscrewed that much... This wasn't a coaster run trip... this was a Family trip... and Saturday was "Culture day" Being fr...
by MattS1974
Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Schafers Head off to Silverwood 8-20 8-24
Replies: 17
Views: 10128

Re: The Schafers Head off to Silverwood 8-20 8-24

Friday started just like Thursday ended... lots and lots of clouds and rain. So much so that I was thinking I wouldn't even ride another coaster on this trip and was looking for the nearest liquor store... Like Paul I'm not much of a fan of water and that was todays part of Silverwood... Clouds and ...
by MattS1974
Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Schafers Head off to Silverwood 8-20 8-24
Replies: 17
Views: 10128

Re: The Schafers Head off to Silverwood 8-20 8-24

Even got my 7 year old girl to ride a big coaster "Tremors".... Unfortunately remember those clouds from earlier... Those clouds turned into a thunder and lightening storm which ended our first day at Silverwood... 1 Krazy Coaster for my 51st credit 1 time on Tremors... Ouch... but can't blame anyon...