States visited: 49!

visited 49 states (98%)
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Miles driven so far -
LOOP 1 (Aug 2009 - Aug 2010): 29,000
LOOP 2 (May - August 2012): 10,800

Highest altitude with camper: 11,158ft (I-70, CO)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Legoland: Thursday October 8th

We are fast becoming a big lego-loving family. All four kids really enjoy building lego, it takes up quite a lot of room in our house, the camper, suitcases and currently whichever house we're staying in at the time!

Legoland in Windsor was too tempting as it was only just over an hour away from my parents' house. We didn't tell the kids where we were going until the morning of; they were beside themselves with excitement. Helen and her friend, Rae, joined us for the day, we had a fun time.

It paid to arrive early, not that it ever really got crowded but a 5 minute wait for a ride seemed like forever during the afternoon 'rush'! The kids are certainly realizing the being part of a homeschooling family has its rewards. We couldn't imagine what this would've been like on a busy day.

We had a couple of rides on the lazer car, this remained a favorite with everyone. A ride on the egyptian ride saw Helen screaming louder than the kids, which they found hilarious.

The lego city area was amazing. It is incredible the amount of time, effort and detail that has gone into creating all the different models. There were buildings represented from many countries. It was tough to drag ourselves away, there were so many little details to see, each time we turned around, another one of the children were shouting, "Come and look at this!"

We went on the Little Dragon Rollercoaster, Nathan could not be persuaded on unfortunately, which of course meant he wanted nothing to do with the big Dragon coaster. We watched the other kids go on and Helen switched with me so I could have a turn. Unbelievably in the time it took for us to switch, the others managed another ride on the coaster! It did start to get a little bit busier after 3 straight rides, they were so excited, I can't think of another time when we've been able to stay on a ride over and over again.

We ate lunch in the lego castle before heading off for more rides.

As our day was coming to a close, we headed back to the theater to watch the Bob the Builder 4D show, the older kids were good sports about having their photo taken with Bob.

Rather than have another meal in Legoland, we made our way into Windsor and spent some time wandering around the outside of Windsor Castle. The flag was flying so we presumed the queen was 'in'. Then, we ate in the gormet location of McDonalds! Wahoo, LOL! It was actually the 'poshest' McD's we've even been in, complete with glass vases of flowers on each table.

It was another late night home but we had such a wonderful day at the park, it was well worth it.

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