Thursday, 20 October 2011

A day at the Hawkes Bay Show (photo heavy!)

For the rest of New Zealand (and the world), today was just another Friday. But for the Hawkes Ba (our home), it was our region’s anniversary day, and the third day of the annual Hawkes Bay Show. So the kids and I headed along with Nana to see what all the fuss was about…

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… Sorry about all the photos – can you tell that we had an absolute blast?

The photos pretty much speak for themselves, but I should also say that the weather was really hot and yes I did ride the ‘Super Loop!’ Although I’m a daredevil when it comes to these kind of things I really had to exert a lot of energy on this ride to stay in my seat. They left you hanging upside for what felt like FOREVER with only a foam bar across my lap (with about 2 arm’s width space between me and it.) I literally had to press on the roof and kind of hook my legs in to stay in. The designer of the ride obviously knew that this was a possibility as a cage was around the whole thing. I’ve done the giant drop and tower of terror before, but this was hands down one of the scariest experiences of my life!

I’m planning on keeping my feet planted firmly on the ground for the rest of this long weekend. Have a good one, and go the All Blacks! (And Wales!)

Jen x

3 comments:

Becca said...

Ah Jen I know exactly what you mean about the super loop! I had the same experience one year at Parachute - my friend behind me ended up putting his hand on my head to push me back into the seat! So scary! I'm like you, love rollercoasters but this was one of the only times I've actually felt unsafe on one!

Love your blog by the way!

Mummyzilla said...

Lovely photos, it makes me wish I was there. I grew up in the Bay and I've always loved the show.

ella d said...

Thanks for sharing! Absolutely LOVE your blog and all your ideas you are giving me with my kids! :)