Day 14 July 1, 2002
By Dan, Mary Jane and Scotty Hyde
Monday July 1 - LEGOLAND Windsor
After breakfast, we load up our car and Dan drives about 300 miles
from Dawlish to Legoland Windsor. Scott is our resident 12 year old
LEGO Maniac and looked forward to visiting LEGOLAND for many days.
We reach Legoland about 11:30 a.m. and have lunch there.
Legoland Windsor is similar to Legoland, California. Our favorite
part of Legoland is watching Scotty at the "driving school." Like
the Legoland, California, version, the kids attend a short "driver's
school," then drive battery-powered cars on "streets." This is
Scotty's first time driving on the LEFT side of the road! Jan and Dan
photograph Scotty driving around in his red car.
Scott's excitment mounts as we approach Legoland.
Main Entrance to Legoland
The lifesize Guard - made out of Lego blocks of course! - at entrance to Crown Jewels Exhibit.
One of the displays of Crown Jewels
Miniland where famous sites in Europe are reconstructed out of Lego
Three million Lego blocks were used and it took three years to build.
Big Ben in Miniland
Buckingham Palace in Miniland.
Queen Victoria's Monument in foreground.
Stonehenge and Glastonbury Tor at Miniland.
In real life, these two famous landmarks are separated by over 50 miles!
Dan and Scotty go on a couple rides while Jan and I spend the
time walking and talking. Jan and I eat supper at Legoland.
It rains at Legoland, only the second rain and the first big rain of
our two-week stay.
Scotty and Dad ride this Dragon Rollercoaster in Legoland.
Fast and scary!
Picture on TV monitor of Scott and Dad riding DragonCoaster.
I saved $5 and took a picture of the monitor rather than purchase a print.
We leave Legoland about 5 p.m. On our way to the Motorway, Scotty
mentions something about "Sally-le-bun's." Scotty seems to have
mixed up "Sally Lunn" and "Sally Lunn buns" and
"St. Mary-le-Bow." We have a laugh-filled interlude for several
Kill Your Speed road sign.
We all enjoyed many of the British signs.
Scott was intrigued by them
and took pictures of dozens of them.
We are much more experienced sign-readers now, and, with just a little
mix-up, arrive at the Ealing Guest House about 6:30 p.m. Dan and
Scotty go out to buy their supper,and bring home lots of goodies,
which they share with Jan and me. We re-pack our suitcases and
get to bed early. Our plan is to return our rental car by 7:30
a.m. and check in at Heathrow by 8:30 a.m.
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