Scottish growels,helmets and open fires!

Trip Start Aug 04, 2012
Trip End Aug 24, 2012

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Today was yet another difficult day in the U S of A. This is the first time since Vegas we have stayed in a hotel and not had to pack up and move on the next day so it was nice to casually get up and go for breakfast. Our activities today consisted of swimming, jaccuzzi, eating some fro yo, lying on the beach and giving a German man good old Glasgae frown and basically a polite get tae!
I'll begin at breakfast, there we are having a delightful breakfast in the hotel when this German man and his wife and son enter the dinningroom. Clan Schmidt is doing no harm with Rowan eating his high sugar "fruit loops" and wee Elodie playing next to the table. Now I dont know in Germany if babies have a mute button or don't laugh and giggle but our German "friend" clearly had a problem with our doodie...
Firstly he was stood clear as day looking us all up and down and shaking his head at Elodie. Now you might think Elodie was crying or screaming the canteine down but no she was happily singing and laughing to herself......making noises but toddler noises. you know the ones I mean. Anyways nobodyelse at our table had noticed so for 15minutes I watched him shake his head at us,tutt and frown as he made his way along the breakfast buffet. The final straw for me was when he made his wife collect his breakfast for him and move outside to eat as Elodie was clearly laughing to much for his liking. So not amused I glared at him through the window (a proper scottish dont want to be on the end of that) and said to Natalie what is his problem to which he continued to keep eye contact. At this point we were leaving the dinningroom and I kept a constant glare and shook my head at this "grown man".  By this point Natalie was aware of the situation and so through a glass window this German has two Morrison sistas giving him the evil eyes and a polite look of get tae and leave our wee doodie alone! I have to say I was tempted to wave bye bye to him but I thought I'd just stick to the constant glare (without blinking i might add). So glaring over we left the cantine...I think he got the message.
After breakfast Natalie the kids and I made our way to the pool/jaccuzi area. We had this area all to ourselfs until who turns up at the gate ...only the Germans! His wife was stood outside the poolside entrance with the son and when the German daddy came along they had a quick discussion and didnt enter because of us! Now again Elodie wasnt crying she was playing in the pool and so was Rowan happy as larry, could not be happier! So I dont know what the guys problem is, he obviously has a disliking to happy babies and mabey in Germany babies dont have fun. Breakfast should be interesting in the morning...i might need to hit this German over the head with a bagel and a packet of fruitloops.......what a coissant of a man!!

Anyways the rest of the day was glare free, we had some frozen yogurt again our new addiction. We sunbathed, I forgot my towel today so I fell asleep sprawled out in a star shape on the bare sand with only my bag at my feet,whilst the schmidts played in the park. We also hired a bike for all 5 of us and peddled along the beach front. Unfortunately Rowan didnt take to the bike as much as last time so Arno took Rowan back too the beach and so Natalie,Elodie and I were left peddling on Ventura beach front. Obviously something crazy was bound to happpen and yip you guessed it, it did. I was incharge of steering and Natalie and I both peddled. Elodie was suppose to wear a helmet however she kept pulling it off so we lay it in our front basket. Just as I said to Natalie "let's test this speed to the max" we peddled quicker than the flintstones  and zoomed right over a bump and clash the helmet in the basket fell out the front. Yes a helmet which protects heads from falls snapped in two because not only did the helmet fall out the front but we drove right over the top of it.....whooopsies! Who said women werent good drivers? Only our luck would we drive right over the top of a helmet at high speeds! I can tell you we did test the bikes speed to the max resulting in a mangled helmet! From todays experiment we can conclude helmets serve no protection when crushed by a moving bike wheel. We were sure we were going to have to pay for a new helmet as the shop had signs saying all damaged goods will be payed for. However the guy was cool with the situation as the helmet was too big for Elodie so it was kind of their fault???hahaa.

Tonight we had a lovely dinner next to the sea and beach front. The dinner table had an open fire inside it and patio heaters. We were the only people  brave enough to eat outside and had a cozy dinner on our second last night! I went for my fave fish and chips and so did natalie. It was amazing and arrived in oldskool paper  like the olden days of chippys!! It was top fish  and freshly cooked with strips of cod and peppered the fire this was an amazing dinner!

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mum on

Totally crazy! Wish I'd been there to hear your explanation to the man! xxxxxxxxx

margaret white on

sounds as though you're having a ball - your mum told me you're due home Saturday - have a safe journey x


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