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The Wonders of the Isle of Wight with Michaela & Steve

 The Wonders of the Isle of Wight 

First stop the Needles where we marvelled at the beautiful views, went to the craft shop and filled varied shapes with coloured sand from Alum Bay itself! Then we headed along the west coast to visit the picturesque village of Godshill with quaint little shops and model village. 

We hit the road and headed south to Havenstreet where we took a steam train ride through the countryside. We visited the Train Story Museum, the Isle Of Wight's newest attraction.

We had a terrific time playing ten pin bowling. Competitive but friendly spirits were high and some smashing scores were made!  

Back at the hotel we had great fun taking part in a few groups games. We especially liked the horse racing games and also learned how to dance the rumba too! 
Our evenings were packed full of fun and laughter. Every night we watched different entertainment shows with a lot of singing and dancing! 

Memphis - The Home of Elvis! With Netty & Colin

  Memphis - The Home of Elvis!  

Stepping into Elvis' Mansion in Graceland made us feel like super stars!

We entered into the foyer which was where special guests would await for Elvis to greet them. At one end of the living room there was the piano where he would have spent many hours playing.

We stepped inside Elvis' racquetball building which displays some of his iconic jumpsuits and an impressive display of Elvis' posthumously received awards.

At the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum displays we saw some of Elvis' favorite cars. Elvis also purchased a 1958 Convair 880 and named it Lisa Marie after his daughter. 

The final stop on the tour of Graceland Mansion was the Meditation Garden, where Elvis and members of his family have been laid to rest. 

During our stay we also visited the Memphis Hall of Fame where we learnt more about all
the great musicians that started in this famous city. There are 47 musicians
inducted into the Hall of Fame, including Al Green, Isaac Hayes, Justin
Timberlake etc. 

Another day we boarded the Island Queen for a tour of the Mississippi. Whilst cruising we had commentary of the history of the river and Memphis. 

In the evening we visited the famous Beale Street and enjoyed evening of live blues, jazz & rock n roll!!!

Disneyland Paris with Isobel & Phil

    *Disneyland Paris*    

The theme within the park was Halloween and was decorated with lots of lit pumpkins, witches and ghosts.

We gathered down the main street to watch the spectacular Halloween Parade! As the beautifully decorated floats passed us by we enjoyed waving and cheering all the characters such as Winnie The Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, Goofy and off course Mickey & Minnie

We went on many fun rides including the carousel of Lancelot, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril, Buzz Lightyear Lazer Blast and many more. We especially enjoyed the flying carpets where we flew through the sky circling giant genie lamp !  

We watched a behind the scenes car stunt show, it was spectacular with plenty of skidding, swerving and jumping. They even flew through fire!

During our stay we met our favourite characters and we were so delighted to have them sign our autograph books.
 We also posed for plenty of pictures                                                                with them!

What a magical and spectacular holiday we had!!! 

Butlins, Fun & Dancing with Pat & Jim

  Butlins, Fun & Dancing  

 We had a terrific time at the fun fair! It was so much fun racing each other at the go-carts and we all loved rocking on the boat! We played on the arcade games, winning tickets for prizes!

We had friendly competitive games of ten pin bowling and Pool! Everyone tried there best and some great scores were made! 

On a beautiful day we decided to go play mini golf and what fun we had! Everyone did brilliant! 

And of course, everyone loved spending time with the Red Coats !! We had a brilliant time singing and dancing with them ! They showed us some great dance moves!

Our evenings were spent making the most of the entertainment, staying up late and watching incredible shows!