Guess what I did yesterday?!
Yep, I went to the Perth Royal Show.
I LOVE the show. I remember going as a little kid and being so excited, it was my favourite day of the year! Anyway, all those memories seem to flood back as soon as I enter the gates...even as an adult. One of my most vivid childhood memories is sitting on my Dads lap on a rollercoaster ride(I think it was called the Wild Mouse) and screaming at the top of my lungs. Every time we flew around a corner or dropped over an edge he pretty much had to grab me and act as my seatbelt because i left his lap! I loved it though. Funnily enough, Dad and I went on the 'Python Loop' rollercoater yesterday (I didn't sit on his lap tho!) and the Ghost train and the bumper cars. He's 67 years old and loves it as much as I do!
I also went on a bloody kiddie ride with my 4 year-old nephew and felt so queazy afterwards.... rollercoasters are fine, but anything that spins and wooshes...eeeww. He loved it and so did all the other toddlers that were on it... I kind of staggered off the ride pretending it was fine, but really I felt like I had an impressive hangover. My brother thought it was hilarious and bought me a coffee as compensation.
My sister went to the show too...but somehow I didn't see her there. Every time we made contact we were on opposite sides of the showground. She refuses to go to sideshow alley (did she have a similar rollercoaster experience as a toddler and its scarred her for life??) so she basically hung out at the machinery and animals.
This year I had to leave the show early to pick up husband. Next year I am going for the WHOLE day.... and I'm going to drag my sister onto the rollercoaster with me. he he.