Model Village, Fish n Chips and Tram Ride with Illuminations!!

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Arriving at the model village

Today was Sue and Rob's 20th Wedding Anniversary.

 

After our long trip to the zoo yesturday we decided that we would drive to the Model Village.  Well nobody really knew the way, except that it was somewhere near the zoo. So off we set in convoy - I was to follow Rob as he had some vague idea where it was.  So off we went, and only took 1 wrong turning when we actually saw a sign, but was in the wrong lane so could not follow it.  But not long later we arrived at the Model Village.

 

The Model Village was great fun and we spent along time looking at all the different models that had been built.  To help us around the village we had a quiz to follow and answer questions, while the children had to spot 10 moles (for a bag of sweets!).

Model village - Mole These were what we ahd to find 10 of!!
  This was really good as it meant you had to look at all the models to help you answer the questions and keep your eye open for the moles.  The children enjoyed mole huntting and shouting out when they had found one - always trying to be the first!!

 

It was after the model village that we dicided we might need to get  a new memory card for the camara, as Pete was determined to fill the current one up!!  So a quick trip to Staples on the way home was needed.  Then Rob popped into Morrisons to pickup some food for lunch and back the the flats for sandwiches.

 

In the afternoon we went back into Blackpool for some more shopping.  The best shop was 'The Who' and yes it sold loads of Dr Who stuff as well as lots of other Scifi stuff - Sam in Pete were in their own little piece of heaven.

The queue for Fish and chips!!
  I have to sy Sam was very restrained and a part from wanting to play with it all, we only came away with 1 toy - a jagdoon scanner and a quiz game.

 

After that we went to queue for our tea!!  The plan was to eat at the famous Harry Ramsdens, after queuing for over an hour to eat in the resturant we gave up and queued for a further 1/2 hour for take away to eat on the sea front.  I have to say I was very dissapointed and unimpressed with the meal.  I wont be queuing again there!!

 

Our next stop was Sue and Rob's anniversary treat, a private Tram ride along the illuminations.  They had hired a tram for us all to see the illuminations.  It was fantastic.  The 8 of us had the tram to ourseleves with just the driver and a conductor. We had taken champange, strawberries and cake and ate and drank as we looked at the illuminations.
Sue and Rob
  The trip was 2 hours and we really did not notice the time fly by.  It was really funny watching the people as our tram trunndled down the track running to catch the tram as it was nearly empty and they thought they would be able to get a seat!!

 

Have the tram ride we went to see the Thunderbird 3 model, so Sam could have his photo taken with it!!

 

Them home - Pete, Sue and I then played cards and this time Sue won.

 

Today was a great day and one I know will not be repeated for a very long time!!

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Arriving at the model village
Arriving at the model village
Model village - Mole
These were w…
Model village - Mole These were …
The queue for Fish and chips!!
The queue for Fish and chips!!
Sue and Rob
Sue and Rob
aliens have landed
aliens have landed
Model village - House
Model village - House
Model village - Green houses
Model village - Green houses
Model village - suning onesself ou…
Model village - suning onesself o…
Model village - Repairing  roof
Model village - Repairing roof
Model village - Houses
Model village - Houses
Model village - Windmill
Model village - Windmill
Model village - church
Model village - church
Model village - shop and house
Model village - shop and house
Model village - post office and sh…
Model village - post office and s…
Model village - with tram
Model village - with tram
Model village - caravan site
Model village - caravan site
Model village 1
Model village 1
Model village 2
Model village 2
Model village - Wedding party
Model village - Wedding party
Model village - castle
Model village - castle
Model village - school
Model village - school
Model village - school sign
Loved…
Model village - school sign Love…
Model village - scouts campfire
Model village - scouts campfire
Model village - Prison 1
Model village - Prison 1
Model village - Prison 2
Model village - Prison 2
Model village - Prison 3 like the …
Model village - Prison 3 like the…
Model village - Fire station
Model village - Fire station
Model village - Thatched cottage
Model village - Thatched cottage
Queuing outside HArry Ramsdens fo…
Queuing outside HArry Ramsden's f…
The tramp we had hired
The tramp we had hired
Another mermaid
Another mermaid
Mermaids
Mermaids
Mermaid
Mermaid
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen design
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen design
Blackpool Tower all lit up
Blackpool Tower all lit up
An illuminated tram
An illuminated tram
Blackpool at night!
Blackpool at night!
More lights
More lights
And yet more lights
And yet more lights
The Pleasure BEach at night
The Pleasure BEach at night
Blackpool
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