Trip Start Jun 10, 2007
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We arrived in blackpool and realized why we where teased by everyone we told we were going. It is like Clifton street in niagara falls on steroids with a little traveling carnival thrown in for good measure. It is beautifully located on the Irish sea with 6 miles of promenade. That 6 miles is packed with tacky hotels, souvenir shops, and tourist attractions like... Ripleys believe it or not, funland, a zoo, an aquarium, three piers packed with rides games and theatres, and of course a few theme parks
The next day was a good sample of English weather. Driving rain with a coastal wind that would blow small children away. We took the opportunity to check out some of the indoor attractions. We went to the tower (see picture) to see what it had to offer. It holds a gluttenous amount of visual stimuli and money grabs. In it is an aquarium, a circus, a ballroom (see picture), a funhouse, slots, restaurants, shows, rides up to the top of the tower, and more. We explored most of it stopping for a coffee to watch seniors ballroom dance (it is veterans week in blackpool).
From there we picked up a couple of books and fought the elements back to the refuge of our tacky yet cozy hotel room.
Off to keswick!