Sunday, 5 August 2012

Sian's Storytelling Sunday - We rode on Air


I have been going to Alton Towers for over 20 years. I started going when I was a sixth former at boarding school. Does anyone remember The Beast ?  I remember that ride, I used to ride it but never the Black Hole. Fast forward a few years...I went on Nemesis quite early on but then...never again. Thunder Looper was always being repaired when I visisted and when I managed to summon up enough courage to ride it, it promptly broke down.  No wonder they replaced it!

The kids arrived and we didn't go for a few years.  When we did, our own courage was seriously depleted.

Last autumn, H reached the permissible height to ride these big boys ride and he ended up going on Air alone. Last weekend, we went back on our annual visit. I said I will accompany H this time. Bravely, we went on Nemesis Sub-Terra ( psml...this is of the calibre of Haunted House at fairgrounds ), Nemesis which wasn't as scary as I remembered followed by Air which was truly enjoyable.

All those done, I wasn't brave enough to follow H on the ride to Oblivion.  Maybe next time!  Are you a roller coaster rider ?  Or don't you subscribe to these artificial adrenaline pumping moments ?

Are you storytelling with Sian ?  Come and read more stories here.

10 comments:

heart.hearth.home. said...

Wonderful photograph, and you are smiling. No, I have never liked scary rides. My children always remind me that I even got dizzy in the Disney tea-cups!

Sian said...

Wow! You are brave! I'm a bit scared of big rides. Actually, I'm a lot scared of big rides lol So I love that photo and the smiles.

Thanks for adding this breathtaking tale to our collection today Ifa

Louise said...

brilliant photo, i'd have had my eyes closed and mouth wide open screaming! I like to keep my feet firmly on the ground lol x

Mel said...

I used to love rollercoasters but as I've got older I've grown more fearful. Air is great fun but I hate that drop on the Oblivion!

Lisa-Jane said...

I love roller coasters but we are going through that lull of the children being too small / not yet brave enough. I seriously dislike anything that spins though!

furrypig said...

I hate rollercoasters but the children love them and are much braver than me!

Emily said...

I love roller coasters!! I would ride every one of them with you! My boyfriend refuses to ride them, so I don't have anyone to ride with! :( That looks like so much fun!!!

Chipper said...

I LOVE roller coasters. I have been riding them for as long as I can remember. I was a tall child and when I was 5 I went on a roller coaster at Circus World in Florida by myself. At the time it was the tallest roller coaster in the world. My mom HATES rides :-) A handful of years ago all three of my children were finally tall enough so that we could ride together, however I only have one super daredevil. Two of them are more tame. We still have lots of fun together and I am glad that you do too :-)

alexa said...

I admire you, Ifa! Last time I went to Alton Towers, I sat and read and book and went on the teacup and saucer. :)

Nathalie said...

Nope, nope nope!!! Not for me thank you very much! :D Your photo is totally scrap worthy though!