It was a bit of a last minute decision but we have spent the day at @altontowers today making the most of our @merlinannualpass. We may have been slightly crazy going at the weekend in the school holidays but we have had such a lovely day. The girls have been good as gold and enjoyed every minute, even when we got absolutely soaked, not from the rain which thankfully held off right until we were heading back to the car, but more from the boat ride battle galleons where our bums got wet as soon as we sat down and where spectators took great pleasure in spraying water at us fiercely when we had nowhere to escape it! Eva thought it was THE best thing ever and even went on it twice! Days out like this are never easy when you have a chronic joint muscle condition and I am in all kinds of pain now that I can't even fathom but as usual the look on the girls faces on the rides teamed with the chattering they are now doing in the back of the car on the way home about all the things they are going to do the next time we come makes it all worth while. The thought of their smiling faces might even get me through the cold bath I'll have to have later!