Tuesday, 13 July 2010

The Aspinall Family

Our intrepid travellers the Aspinall family are now in Australia having had a
wonderful time in the USA - where they did both NYC and LA.
They had a ball - a very expensive one - in Los Angeles' Universal and Disney
theme parks. Maddie fell in love with Minnie Mouse! At Universal they lerant all
about how movies are made and took an incredible trip on the King Kong 3D ride -
Jack really did think King Kong was there!
Mum. Michelle,  and dad, Ed,  took turns in taking on the bigger rides with
Billy. They went to Hollywood to see the street of fame - where stars have left
their handprints.
There was really chill out time and family fun at Venice Beach, and a splash in
the ocean.
On Sunday, July 4, they headed off  Down Under arriving there on Tuesday.
Michelle  says "We picked our hire car up and headed for the city...waiting with
baited breath to see the Harbour Bridge and Opera House-an amazing sight. I was
like 'Look kids, it's there....', turned around and they were all fast asleep.
They stayed at Sydney Harbour YHA, eating cheap noodles whilst looking over
the views from the roof terrace.  Then  it was out with the hats and gloves for
a trip to the Blue Mountains, named after the blue hue from all the eucalyptus
to celebrateYulefest- singing carols and drinking mulled wine -  going to see
some kangaroos and hug a koala on the way. "It's somewhere me and Ed visited
years ago so its nice to re-explore with the children," says Michelle.
What a fabulous time they are having exploring the world on their way from the
UK town of Bolton to visit us at the Happy House.