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 ?
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