Without further ado, here are the pages I pulled together while we were away (plus a couple I finished up back at home)
Arrival day - the highlight for Reece and I was the TERRIFYING but brilliant live action ghost train down by the Pleasure Beach:
The following day we headed to Camelot theme park, around an hour's drive away from the 'pool:
This was the day that a young lad there at the park fell 80 feet out of a ride and injured himself badly, you might have seen it on the news. We were just heading over to that exact ride when it happened! Hope the poor young lad is recovering well. Almost feel guilty to admit that we had a brilliant day there!
After a non journalled day (it rained a lot and the kids went swimming, not much else to say about that one), we headed to the world famous Pleasure Beach. I truly believe that some of the rides here, especially the Big One, my favourite ride in all the world, are unrivalled anywhere on the planet. Plus we were blessed with, for the majority of the day, great weather and short queues. Thank you Flying Spaghetti Monster!
Next up, a brilliant day trip to Yorkshire. We went down into the White Scar show caves (spectacular!), and then after that we went up onto the Dales, and into another, much smaller, cave to find a geocache.
The day after that was another Blackpool day - first we went to the circus in the Tower, and then we took a tram (squeee! my first time!) back down to the Pleasure Beach end, where we all played adventure golf, and then went to check out the Ripley's Believe It Or Not museum, which the boys loved.
And finally, on the last day of our (too short!) holiday, we headed down into Merseyside. To Southport first to go on the rides at Pleasureland, and do a bit of caching. And then on to Crosby Beach to see the Antony Gormley installation 'Another Place':
Th-th-that's all folks!
AJED : 97/365