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Another RotorDave USA travel odyssey thread! LA,Vegas,NYC,PAPA, down to Memphis


By rotordave

3 years ago



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#801 2 years ago

After a lovely Air New Zealand 12.5 hour flight, we are back in the "land of the long white cloud"

Good to see my babies are alive and well!!!

rd

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#802 2 years ago

Oh, and the dogs are ok too. Lucky we left them five weeks of rations. Amazing how creative dogs can be, I'd never have thought Toby could work a can opener by himself ...

rd

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#803 2 years ago

Big sappy paragraph upcoming

This trip has been one of, if not my, favourite trip ever.

I got to see some of my older friends, while I also met some new ones. If I made a list of all the people, it would go for ages

I want to thank all of the people who gave me advice on this trip. Any at all. Like I feel within myself (haha sappy but I do) feel like I've matured a little bit more and I feel more prepared to face school and life haha oh goodness. If that makes any sense at all that'd be great.

I want to thank all of my competition for playing with me. Pretty much - no, all of y'all were so nice and accepting of me. I felt so welcome again. It was so lovely.

I want to thank the venues that we played at. I want to thank the directors for running all of the comps that I went to.

I thank people that are reading this stupid blog thing. Like it is pretty dumb. You have to admit with some of that humour.

I feel like I learnt so much over, what, five weeks. I can't say enough but I feel like all of y'all are great.

And to clarify kiwis don't actually use y'all, it's just me and my specialness.

All of your collections and houses that we visited were fabulous. I can not thank everyone enough.

I am glad to be home though. I'm ready to get back into school and I'll be happy to start learning again and doing work (if I may say that). Especially catching up on Chinese! Haha.

I have to go now, and give my lovely sister a big hug.

For now, this is a goodbye. But (being sappy still), I'm sure I'll be back. Maybe we'll be back with a hearse? (That's a joke, but I'm not saying it ain't gonna happen)

谢谢你。
丹妮。
新西兰。

Don't know if this has been uploaded before, but oh well.

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#804 2 years ago

They look happy to see y'all

#805 2 years ago

Derek "So ya'll are from New Zealand? Oh yeah, I know where it is. It's kinda like Australia, right? Well, not really Australia but it's all green, right? Well, not really green, green. Do you know what I mean? It's kinda like Florida. Well not really Florida. It's hard to explain. But, Well, It's kinda like, well. Have you ever eaten a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Well, it's really not anything like that but you get what I'm saying, right?"

#806 2 years ago
Quoted from Danni_NZ:

Big sappy paragraph upcoming
This trip has been one of, if not my, favourite trip ever.
I got to see some of my older friends, while I also met some new ones. If I made a list of all the people, it would go for ages
I want to thank all of the people who gave me advice on this trip. Any at all. Like I feel within myself (haha sappy but I do) feel like I've matured a little bit more and I feel more prepared to face school and life haha oh goodness. If that makes any sense at all that'd be great.
I want to thank all of my competition for playing with me. Pretty much - no, all of y'all were so nice and accepting of me. I felt so welcome again. It was so lovely.
I want to thank the venues that we played at. I want to thank the directors for running all of the comps that I went to.
I thank people that are reading this stupid blog thing. Like it is pretty dumb. You have to admit with some of that humour.
I feel like I learnt so much over, what, five weeks. I can't say enough but I feel like all of y'all are great.
And to clarify kiwis don't actually use y'all, it's just me and my specialness.
All of your collections and houses that we visited were fabulous. I can not thank everyone enough.
I am glad to be home though. I'm ready to get back into school and I'll be happy to start learning again and doing work (if I may say that). Especially catching up on Chinese! Haha.
I have to go now, and give my lovely sister a big hug.
For now, this is a goodbye. But (being sappy still), I'm sure I'll be back. Maybe we'll be back with a hearse? (That's a joke, but I'm not saying it ain't gonna happen)
谢谢你。
丹妮。
新西兰。
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A post on Pinside with so much thanks and happiness? Impossible! Pinside's suppose to be negative and pessimistic about everything, there's no room for you happy people here

#807 2 years ago
Quoted from LOTR_breath:

Derek "So ya'll are from New Zealand? Oh yeah, I know where it is. It's kinda like Australia, right? Well, not really Australia but it's all green, right? Well, not really green, green. Do you know what I mean? It's kinda like Florida. Well not really Florida. It's hard to explain. But, Well, It's kinda like, well. Have you ever eaten a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Well, it's really not anything like that but you get what I'm saying, right?"

Hahaha it's as if you recorded him saying that! That's pretty darn funny.

rd

#808 2 years ago

Thanks for taking us all along on this journey Dave and family . Look forward to catching up with you guys again , whether it be over here or in NZ .

#809 2 years ago

Loved it guys. Thanks for taking us along for the ride again. Truly the best thing on Pinside!
Hope to see you out our way next time.
KC

#810 2 years ago

Enjoyed. Thumbs UP

#811 2 years ago
Quoted from ghostbc:

Loved it guys. Thanks for taking us along for the ride again. Truly the best thing on Pinside!
Hope to see you out our way next time.
KC

We will be back to the fantastic Lyons Classic Pinball one day! Danni was wearing her Lyons shirt the other day!

rd

#812 2 years ago

Hi Fiona, Danni and Dave,

wanna thank you for your impressive trip thru the states, for all the travel hints, pictures and experiences of so many nice places, also for your previous mad travel with an hearse (can´t believe this great idea).

Was not there in my live, its a not fullfilled dream for me and my family.

Pinballs unite the world, you prove this in an extremly friendly way .

#813 2 years ago

Brilliant threat again Dave and Danni, thanks for taking the time to post

#814 2 years ago

Great thread from front to back. Looking forward to welcoming y'all to TPF.

#815 2 years ago

Another great trip! Thanks for sharing and hope to see yall on the next one.

#816 2 years ago

^^^^^

Y'all is the new Pinside catch cry.

Thanks for all the nice feedback!

rd

#817 2 years ago
Quoted from rotordave:

^^^^^
Y'all is the new Pinside catch cry.
Thanks for all the nice feedback!
rd

Thanks for all the nice feedback Y,all!

#818 2 years ago

Man, RD. I want to go to NZ just to see you're game room.

Quoted from Danni_NZ:

谢谢你。丹妮。新西兰。

Is this your name and where you live? You will not believe the things I found when I googled it.

Around here, we make scrapbooks of our trips. It makes it easy to show people who visit and want to see pictures of our trip. I don't know if you're into that sort of thing but I thought I would throw that out there.

btw, Great Thread. Thanks for taking the time.

#819 2 years ago
Quoted from dmbjunky:

Around here, we make scrapbooks of our trips. It makes it easy to show people who visit and want to see pictures of our trip. I don't know if you're into that sort of thing but I thought I would throw that out there.

But isn't this thread already the ultimate scrapbook? Can't get any better really so what's the point

#820 2 years ago
Quoted from dmbjunky:

Around here, we make scrapbooks of our trips

Quoted from WaddleJrJr:

But isn't this thread already the ultimate scrapbook? Can't get any better really so what's the point

You got it Mr Waddle Jr! This is my scrapbook.

If people want to know about the trip, I email them the link.

People still ask me about the Route 66 Hearse trip, so I email them the link.

If Robin closes Pinside, my scrapbook goes down the toilet though.

rd

#821 2 years ago
Quoted from rotordave:

If Robin closes Pinside, my scrapbook goes down the toilet though.

rd

Copy to disc quick smart I got a painful lesson in that after losing a bunch of concert pics/vids when my last comp decided enough was enough and went permanently Awol, and my memory is fading as well, LOL. Old age is a nasty biaatcch that isn't big on sentimentality

#822 2 years ago

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#823 2 years ago
Quoted from Mancave:

Copy to disc quick smart

A friend of mine lost every digital photo he'd ever taken ... His kids being born, everything ... When his computer had a meltdown.

I back up everything to an external drive as well. Just in case ...

rd

#824 2 years ago

I copy all my pictures to pinside. It is my own personal cloud.

#825 2 years ago
Quoted from rotordave:

I back up everything to an external drive as well. Just in case ...
rd

Good protection against HDD failure or accidental deletion, but not against theft or fire/flood! You should also backup online (I use BackBlaze, just $5 a month unlimited) and/or have a second redundant backup that you keep with a friend/neighbour/other residence and swap them over regularly.

#826 2 years ago
Quoted from accidental:

Good protection against HDD failure or accidental deletion, but not against theft or fire/flood! You should also backup online (I use BackBlaze, just $5 a month unlimited) and/or have a second redundant backup that you keep with a friend/neighbour/other residence and swap them over regularly.

But then all my home porn movies will leak on line!!

I kid, I kid .... I don't have a video camera.

rd

#827 2 years ago
Quoted from rotordave:

But then all my home porn movies will leak on line!!
I kid, I kid

Followed by multiple "high kicks" to the nuts!
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#828 2 years ago
Quoted from Pinball-is-great:

Followed by multiple "high kicks" to the nuts
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Ouch!! She'd have to catch me first, I can run pretty fast when I need to.

rd

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#829 2 years ago

Thanks to rotordave we have created a new subforum for threads like this one:

Pinball Road Trips.

Feel free to share your own experiences and create topics in this subforum!

#830 2 years ago

Just found your thread , don't know how I missed it . Loved the Route 66 thread too . My biggest question after reading through the whole thread wasn't answered . Did metal church play the dark ?? I F'n loved that album back in the day ! Thanks for another great thread Rotordave and family !!

#831 2 years ago
Quoted from freezie:

Did metal church play the dark ?? I F'n loved that album back in the day

I dont think so ... I love that song, I remember when I first heard it, it was the heaviest thing I had ever f****ing heard! Blew my mind.

They did play a really good mix of their songs.

I found this set list on line, it looks pretty close to what I remenber.

MAR 28 2016
Metal Church at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, NY, USA
Fake Healer
In Mourning
Start the Fire
Reset
Gods of Second Chance
Date with Poverty
No Tomorrow
Watch the Children Pray
No Friend of Mine
Killing Your Time
Beyond the Black
Badlands

rd

#832 2 years ago

Good setlist, but Ton of Bricks would have put it over the top.

#833 2 years ago
Quoted from rotordave:

I dont think so ... I love that song, I remember when I first heard it, it was the heaviest thing I had ever f****ing heard! Blew my mind.
They did play a really good mix of their songs.
I found this set list on line, it looks pretty close to what I remenber.
MAR 28 2016
Metal Church at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, NY, USA
Fake Healer
In Mourning
Start the Fire
Reset
Gods of Second Chance
Date with Poverty
No Tomorrow
Watch the Children Pray
No Friend of Mine
Killing Your Time
Beyond the Black
Badlands
rd

Too bad , would still be an awesome show !

#834 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Good setlist, but Ton of Bricks would have put it over the top

True! But when they came out and SMASHED Fake Healer first up, that was my show done right there. They could have stopped playing then, and I would have left happy.

rd

#835 2 years ago

Hey RD
I really enjoy reading your Travel Odyssey Threads. You make some very interesting stops. Almost feels like I'm on vacation too.
Wally

#836 2 years ago

If you havent already Dave , you should do a thread about your part of the world (including that amazing game room and town ) love your threads !

#837 2 years ago
Quoted from freezie:

If you havent already Dave , you should do a thread about your part of the world (including that amazing game room and town ) love your threads !

He could call it "RotorDave's NZ Everyday Life Odyssey"

#838 2 years ago
Quoted from wallybgood:

Hey RD
I really enjoy reading your Travel Odyssey Threads. You make some very interesting stops. Almost feels like I'm on vacation too.
Wally

Cheers Wally! Thanks for coming along on the ride!

rd

#839 2 years ago
Quoted from WaddleJrJr:

He could call it "RotorDave's NZ Everyday Life Odyssey"

Here goes a sample of what that'd be like ...

Hey everyone! It's 12pm here in Auckland. I just drove down to Pukekohe (45 mins each way..) to meet the fire alarm guy. I have to meet him there every month to test the fire alarms at my business park. On the way back I went and checked out a furniture wholesaler that's closing down, they had a pretty neat bookcase for my apartment. I'll probably go back and grab it tomorrow.

On the drive I listened to the new Jim Florentine podcast, it was more Bad Facebook posts, pretty ho hum. So I pulled up an old interview he did with Gary from Florida, he cracks me up. "Feels good on my mule, fella"

Now all the driving has made me tired so I'm lying on my sofa with my dogs. Might doze off, it's just one of those days ....

Riveting reading. Hahaha!

rd

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#840 2 years ago

Subscribed!

#841 2 years ago

oooo...lookit those NZ bitches !!

#842 2 years ago
Quoted from freezie:

oooo...lookit those NZ bitches !!

I told the guys you said that ... They said they know their mules are small but they are proud to be boys.

rd

#843 2 years ago

Lmfao . Oops !

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