Friday, 29 June 2012

Trip to Weston-super-mare

We have been trying to get to see more of our family at the moment (although quite tricky as we are so spread out!)
I havent seen my Grandad for a good 10 years, i'm ashamed to say, as not being able to drive, i thought it would be very tricky. As it was, other a few train changes, it certainly was very do-able, and i certainly regret not doing it sooner!

We spent a good few hours with him, which was most enjoyable, was so good to see him again. We expected him to tire quite easily, but we stayed for hours and watched most of the Engleand match together. Noone scored and it was going to extra time but it time was getting on and we felt we should get going to our B+B, it was much later than we expected to leave and we had a half hour walk to get there. We were lucky, as the landlady said she was going to bed 10 minuetes later - phew!
It was a basic room, but we just needed abed for the night, and we just made it in in time to see the penalties - not that it was worth viewing!!

The next day the sun was shining, and we walked into Weston. We stopped off for a hearty breakfast and then headed towards the sea. I was very excited to find out that the Sand exhibition was there. I saw this years before in Brighton, and could never find it again. They are amazing structures made just of sand and they usually have a different theme each year.

This years theme was toys and games:-

We strolled along the sea-front, and headed towards the Pier, stopping for a drink en-route.

We went on to the pier, which is only a few years old, after a fire totally destroyed the original one. It is massive and everything is under one roof, and has the most high-tech games.

Hubby really wanted to go on the go-karts, i was a bit trepadicious about this, but decided i was being silly. It really was so much fun and exhilirating. My driving did seem to get worse the more i went round, and i did have a bit of an incident with the barriers, which resulted in a major bruise, but glad i gave it a go!

We played some Deal or no deal games and did the maze of mirrors...

After a spot of lunch we carried on walking round the coast, and made the best of the beautiful weather.

We were exhausted by the end of the weekend, and it was a lot of travelling, but it was well worth it, and a very enjoyable two days...

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