We had a gorgeous (if freezing) day in Blackpool on Saturday with Richard’s parents, and his Sister, brother-in-law and nephew Seth. It was lovely! We walked along the front and Ethan begged to be allowed onto the beach, where he ran around like a loon 🙂
I’ve never been to Blackpool before, except for one year pre-children when Rich and I went to drive through the Illuminations after a temple visit. I love it, it’s so… tacky! We went up the tower, where we saw a 4D movie that Ethan freaked out at a bit, I think the 3D felt a bit close to him, and then we got a bit wet and clouds and foam came out, but he calmed down and laughed when I got wet. We got to the top, and the little trooper ran straight out onto the ‘sky walk’ (ie glass floor :S ) while I stood at the edge and clutched a metal girder in fear. It took me by surprise actually, I’ve done similar before in the Sky Tower in New Zealand which is far taller! I eventually walked across, while holding Rich’s dad’s hand!
We then walked for AGES along the illuminations, which were lovely, but lasted for miles. I remember distinctly thinking at least I’m burning off the KFC I had for lunch. The only dark blot on the day was that I missed out on fresh donuts. That and the creepy stall guys on the pier who badgered us to play the games, then one of them followed me for a bit, it was really uncomfortable, but I got through it with a constant ignore policy!
And to finish, something that amused in the view from the tower… how would you get your car out of this?!