With my little stick of Blackpool rock

9 Jun

Today was to be the pinnacle of Pam’s whole trip to “the Vegas” of England. Yes that’s right Colorado has Black Hawk but that will just pale into insignificance when they see…


So I set the Tom Tom to take us to Blackpool Tower via the Pleasure Beach and along the promenade, (I have to say its one of the best gadgets we own) so the expectation was electric as we drove nearer because I know Pam loves to go to the mountain to gamble and my ‘Vegasesque’ description of what to expect had conjured up images of her perfect utopia to fulfil her need to win lots of english funny money, to take back to the homeland!
Anyway when we got there she soon realised her adorable son in-law is actually completely full of $h!T both Jamie and Pam described it as a run down Coney Island lol but here were and they loved it for what it was. We parked at the Tower and walked around the corner and into Corel Island to play the Penny Slots, top prize ‘nowhere near a fortune’ the look of disappointment was very well concealed Pam lol! We did have fun though with a pot of two pence pieces each and the slots that slide back and forth and you try to knock of the piles of money hanging over the edge…we all failed but it was fun trying!
We then walked along sea front to central pier with me giving them a rendition of
Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside
I do like to be beside the sea!
I do like to stroll upon the Prom, Prom, Prom!
Where the brass bands play:
So just let me be beside the seaside
I’ll be beside myself with glee
And there’s lots of girls beside,
I should like to be beside
Beside the seaside!
Beside the sea!
whilst taking in all the stalls selling tat! I had to get Pam to buy ‘a little stick of Blackpool Rock’ and when we got home showed her George Formby singing the song on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KQ6Wmbi5ig so now there’s some Blackpool Rock in Denver now!

On Central Pier we saw all the stalls had furry animals to win but thought £3 a go was a little expensive but a little negotiation from the girls and the pressure was on for me to throw 4 darts
but alas I threw ones and he decided Reagan would most like…a tennis ball? Douche!

Some classic photos at the end of the pier and then we decided Fish, Chips & mushy Peas so we carried on down the promenade breathing in the bracing sea air and stopped at a chippy where we had the chance to reminisce a little on what Pam had experienced and to say how much we’d enjoyed her visit! We took our time and walked back to the car to drive home where we had invited a few people to spend Pam’s last night with us!
Unfortunately we didn’t take any photo’s in the evening but we had such a good time with the wine flowing and a pizza or three bought in we had John call round but he had to leave then my mum Karl and Karen came round and we got some old photos out and chatted and generally just had a nice time to conclude a great two weeks.

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