Who: Myself, PT96, soundwave96Jeff, Vicky, ElectricElly What: A trip to the Towers Where: Alton Towers When: 19th July Why: For teh lulz. Ride Count: Nemmy x5 Air x1 Ripsaw x1 RMT x1 Spinball x1 Rapids x1 Flume x1 Duel x1 Skyride x6 PT's Back x1 So my first trip to Alton via public transport. This in itself caused faff before I was even miles within the reach of Towers. Getting trains mixed up from Manchester to Stoke, and then the displeasing sight of a box on wheels approaching to carry me to Uttoxeter. It was also my first trip in meeting people from the t'internet. So upon meeting PT and Jeff at Uttox, I had my first journey on a public bus to Towers, counting various people who's beauty could have been removed by a tissue. Arriving half way through ERT, we whored Nemmy back row [something I had never done before, therefore, I have lost my Nemmy back row virginity]. With 10am approaching and the gates set to open to all the small children from the 400 coaches, we decided to split up. Tom decided to get Shed Terra v2 under his belt for the day, Jeff decided to continue to whore Nemmy and I decided to ride Air before the 100+ minute queues hit in. SRQ wasn't open, so I had a quick blast on Ripsaw before rejoining and waiting for a while for my ride on Air. Georgia, in the future, please don't phone me half way round the circuit. The person sat next to me thought it was amazing how I managed to pull off a pose that made me look asleep for the ORP. Re grouping with the trollPT96 and Jeff, we headed off to meet Vicky, but not before riding RMT. The heavens opened, making RMT the wettest ride of the day After RMT, we met Vicky at the exit and then headed to Towers Street to meet up with Elly and her mum who had tagged along for the day After proving to her mum that we weren't paedophiles, we headed off to ride Squirrel Nutty. Upon arriving in the queue, Vicky had a silent tantrum against going on, so we decided to make the most of SRQ on Sonic due to the three person car loading. I would also be about to lose my Spinball virginity, having never ridden it before. I don't want to waffle on about my views on it, but it's a pile of meh. Being the lazy gits we were, we headed to the Skyride to head across to Dark Forest as Vicky wanted to try out Woodcutter's veggie options. Que much insanity on the Skyride and scaring two small children. Upon arriving at Woodcutters, que much ranting from me about Merlin charging £2.10 for a sodding cup of tea. I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed our time in Woodcutters and it was a good laugh, especially with the banter towards Elly's mum After the noms, we decided to take a look at the SW7 construction site from atop the Towers. I've never really explored the Towers, so it was a good oppertunity to take a look around. After somehow everyone getting separated from each other, we re grouped and walked around deciding which fireplace Mr Claus would have descended down on Christmas days in the 1800s. After our venture around the Towers, we headed on down to X Sector to be greeted by a huge queue for Oblivion and Vicky snapped up some pics of the SW7 site. [She'll get the pics up soon enough] We headed to the Dark Forest to yet have more Skyride fun around the park before heading onto the Rapids, where we all came off acceptably wet. Vicky then decided to abandon us for a ride on Shed Terra with her sister, leaving the four of us to head onto a fourth ride on Nemmy. After a 30 minute wait for back row, we headed off to Gloomy Wood. Myself and Tom rode the Haunted House, whilst Elly and Jeff rode Duel. After Duel/Haunted House, Elly abandoned us leaving just the three of us. The queue for the Flume was short, so we decided to chance it against the rain cloud lurking in the sky. After having Tom insist on crushing my genitals, we came off acceptably wet. Yet more Skyride fun to Forbidden Valley for a final go on Nemesis and me providing Tom with some birthday donuts, we then took to our last ride of the day in the form of the Skyride to head back to Towers Street, where the same advert for Ice Age and Sub Terra were replayed over and over again. Walking up Towers Street as the sun decided to shine, we returned back to Uttoxeter and tried to find an appropriate place for me to urinate as we couldn't find a near by toilet. Damn. All in all, a great day and a better than expected ride count. It was great to finally meet some people from the forum, and has made me realise that it isn't as hard as I thought it was to get to Towers. Highlights: Meeting PT, Jeff, Vicky and Elly in person. First ride on Nemesis back row. Always Nemesis back row. Skyride. Loosing Spinball-ginity. Skyride. Elly's mum. Dining at Woodcutters. Elly's mum. Skyride. Group Merlin Bashing. Skyride. Vicky's nuts. Elly's mum. A great ride count for what was supposed to be a busy day. Skyride not burning down at any point in the day. Much laughs at Uttox station before Tom and Jeff departed. Train back from Stoke to Manchester. Lowlights: PUDDLES! The temporary "bin bridge" in the Nemesis queue over a puddle. Not riding any of the Dark Forest rides or Blivvy. Vicky and Elly's sudden departures. Bus ride back to Uttox. Sickening. No where to urinate at Uttox. Stelios missing his train and not being able to come. Georgia phoning me on Air instead of at a sensible time. Tom & Jeff leaving me to wait for my train. Phone dying on the train back to Stoke. Train back to Stoke.