Friday, May 29, 2009

By The Sea!

Today we took the train to Bournemouth on the coast. It was a lovely sunny day and the beach was super crowded. It was a really long painful walk to the beach when we got there...partly, because of my sore muscles from yesterday, partly because I am a wussy American who never walks anywhere. : P Had to wear my stipey socks to the beach in homage to Sweeney Todd. We ate fish & chips at Harry Ramsden's (apparently world famous fish & chips shop). Sally had the traditional 'mushy peas' I just ate the regular ones. We sat on the beach, I took pictures of my feet, I set foot in the English Channel, Sal took a silly video for __grobs. We walked the pier, sat in deck chairs we were supposed to pay for, and had some ice cream after playing around in the amusement arcade and riding on a carousel. Then we hiked up the hill and got a taxi back to the train station, where we had to wait an hour for the next train back because of some random delay, then that train was so crowded we had to stand part of the way. Had dinner at KFC (they don't have mashed potates at UK KFCs!? *gasp!*) then back to Sal's where I took a bath and got some of the kinks out of my muscles.

Sally was oh so excited to ride on the carousel!

Fish & Chips!!!!!
In the English Channel... we couldn't see France, but we could see the White Cliffs of Dover in the distance.

An ode to Sweeney Todd. My spanking new cons, they are double tongued and GREEN inside!!

Amusing things at the end of the pier. That tower thing is a 'helter skelter' which is a big slide.

Tomorrow: London!!!!!! Jaz!!! Wicked!!!! Changing of the Guard!!!!


Lou said...

*bounce* Awesome cubed!!! Check you out girl! I love your Sweeny omage. LOL! Have ever so much fun tomorrow in London. And tell Jaz I said Hi!

Kristi said...

OMG that fish is obscene! LOL. I super love your socks and your cons! cons are the bestest.