I’m just sitting in the passenger seat as my girlfriend is driving us from Illinois towards St. Louis, Missouri. Sorry it took so long to get my first update posted, but so far this tour has been fun, yet EXTREMELY tiring. In the past 24 hours I’ve only got about 1-2 hours of sleep. Hoping that will change this evening in a few hours when we get to a rest stop. We spent last night at a rest stop as well, but had to be up extremely early this morning, and for some reason I just couldn’t really fall asleep.
Last night we slept at a rest stop near Upper Sandusky, Ohio, and tonight we’re shooting for somewhere in Missouri, but on the road, you just never know. Tomorrow we’ll be attending WWE’s Raw 1,000th Episode in St. Louis, and we have an awesome hotel, so I am expecting to get some awesome content all day tomorrow in St. Louis.
Today we hit Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois, just outside of Chicago. I am not sure if I am just spoiled with HersheyPark or what, and don’t get me wrong I had a blast, but it just wasn’t the same. I found the employees not to be very nice or helpful, the park to be overall in not-so-great shape, and the list goes on… But we did have a blast! (for the most part….)
I’m going to leave you with some of my favorite photographs from today and yesterday…. I’ll check back in as soon as possible
Don’t forget that I’ve been streaming LIVE from the road over at http://www.ounitproductions.com … I just may pop on LIVE tonight briefly after posting this blog
Before letting you go, I just want to briefly mention this X-Flight Rollercoaster at Six Flags Great America, as you see pictured above. I enjoyed it, would love to ride it again someday, but it wasn’t able to “live up to the hype” for me, and make my top few Rollercoasters. After riding this today, my “Top Five” list, which I have rode, would have to be as follows:
1) SkyRush – HersheyPark
2) Intimidator 305 – King’s Dominion
3) Possessed – Dorney Park
4) X-Flight – Six Flags Great America
5) Fahrenheit – HersheyPark
Just my opinions at the time of writing this, hopefully one day soon I’ll have an updated list Looking forward to RAW 1,000 tomorrow night, picking the backroads of Missouri, Kentucky, and Tennessee Tuesday and Wednesday, the Under the Influence Tour with Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller on Thursday, picking Virginia, etc.. on Friday, and Rehoboth Beach and Dover, Delaware next weekend….. EXCITING TIMES AHEAD! STAY TUNED to the 2012 Summer OUP Photography Tour!!!