Pinball wizard of Estes Park, Colorado Circa 1974

By CalhounFatcat

February 06, 2024

24 days ago

Spent summers in Estes after parents divorced in 72. Dad was a deputy sherriff and would drop me downtown during the day with 5 dollars for lunch and entertainment. Invariably 2$ would go for a slice and a coke at Bob an Tony's pizza(still there today), the rest was spent in the 8 different arcades in this epic tourist town, (you have to go thru estes in order to get to rocky moumtain national park). I got very good at foosball and pinball, and won my first tourney on a flip a card at Sulivans snack shop and pool hall. Great place to grow up...they had old west re-enactments in the middle of town everyday at 3pm,(until this poor woman got shot in the face, oops), I think the city settled lawsuit for 2 million. Great memories, and EM pinball brings me closer to those treasured memories.

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18 days ago

Awesome. I grew up 'down the road' on Colo Springs. We had Celebrity down there. About a million bowling lanes. I fell in love with Pinbot. Estes is where we would go in the spring - mom loved the flowers.
Now...Bob & Tony is on the lost for a drop in!

18 days ago


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