I’m Not What You Might Expect

Train Conductor at Silver Dollar City

I’m a long time roller coaster, amusement park, and theme park fan. You can even call me a “nerd” or a “geek” when it comes to those things. But I’m much more than that.

I’m also a father of 2 fantastic kids, a husband to a wonderful wife who puts up with me more than she should have to- especially my park fascinations and trips. And I’m a licensed minister, who pastors a small church in a small town in Missouri.

And I’ve been around a bit. I grew up in Northern California, met my wife near Santa Cruz at college, spent years living in Southern California, Texas and Florida before moving to where we are now. And I’ve visited over 30 states and 9 other countries or provinces, with more to come!

Visiting Theme Parks

I’m always looking for new places to visit.  Especially theme parks of all sizes and types.  They may be local to me in Missouri, or they may be all around the country.

and of course I’ll be shooting lots of photos along the way. You can see many of my photos at sirwillow.smugmug.com

Visiting Fans & Friends

I love to meet people and say, “Hi!”  If you see me- in a park, in a play area, or just about anywhere, don’t be afraid to say hello.  I’d love to meet you.

This is one of my viewers who works at World’s of Fun that caught me while she was working and I was visiting!

Put it into Video!

Park Tales is the series of videos that talks about my visits to parks, attractions, shows, and rides.  Every time I visit a park I’ll try to put it into at least one video!

The series will also include stories from past visits, favorites, things I look for, and who knows what else will pop up into it.

And you never know what else

I’ve got a lot of hobbies as well that may show up.  Photography.  Science Fiction (Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Star Trek, Marvel, Doctor Who).  Animals and zoos.  Church life (I’m a pastor of a small church).  And all sorts of other things.