The Great American Road Trip




Finally all the photos from my mega USA trip this summer have been uploaded and I can finally write it up! So, the trip looked a bit like this:


Starting in Houston, Texas, we travelled across to San Antonio then north to Dallas before flying to Kansas City and travelling east through Missouri, St. Louis, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and finally ending our road trip in Atlanta. The park schedule looked something like this:

Galveston Pier
Kemah Boardwalk
Sea World San Antonio
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Six Flags Over Texas
Worlds of Fun
Silver Dollar City

Six Flags St.Louis
Holiday World
Beech Bend
Dollywood
Carowinds
Six Flags Over Georgia


Safe to say we were absolutely knackered by the time we got back, but we had an absolute blast riding some of the best coasters the US has to offer alongside some city sightseeing and visiting some areas of great American cultural significance.

Houston bound at Heathrow, Terminal 2!
On board viewing
Conor got stuck in customs <//3
First stop, Galveston Pier!
Boardwalk Bullet - it was dark by the time we got to ride and we were so glad it was. It kicked our arses, and we loved it!
First of many Coronaritas at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Popping the RMC cherry on Iron Rattler at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. It was pretty amazing, especially the first and last drops into the canyon.
Dinner at the River Walk in San Antonio 
Sea World! See those clouds? That did not end well for us...
See.
You know you're in Texas when...
The original Six Flags!
RMC death cred!
That evening we visited Dealey Plaza, where JFK was assassinated
And ate dinner at Dicks, the restaurant where the servers abuse you.
Patriot, the crown jewel (and saving grace) of Worlds of Fun
We went the wrong way into Branson and ended up here
Like a glorious beacon in the night, it calls me home <3
I'll wrap it up there as that's about half way through. My favourite coaster up to this point was probably Iron Rattler at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. I love the way it utilised the landscape and was full of surprising pops of airtime. And it has a disco tunnel, so it kind of wins by default. And awesome trains! This coaster is amazing seriously. And Fiesta Texas was probably my favourite park of the trip so far too. Lovely location, great selection of rides and a good, safe atmosphere, something a lot of chain parks in the US tend to lack. 






















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