Friday, 19 August 2011

Day 2 & 3 of hols

Not been able to blog whilst on holiday my dongle was not really working that great in the area we were in so I gave up. We are still away but have moved on to a hotel half way home to cut down on the travelling tomorrow. This hotel has free wifi so here I am catching up on a bit of blogging before we eat our evening meal.

Last Saturday we went to the Bristol Balloon Fiesta. We had plenty of food in our cooler box for our lunch so only had to pay the entry parking which was a whopping £10 for the day. We did get our monies worth on the parking as we arrived just after 10am and left around 10pm.

85 balloons were launched in the evening which was great to watch. We have been 3 times to the Balloon Fiesta over the years and we felt it was too busy this year. You could not move along the paths by early evening and the queues for the porta loos were ridiculous.

We ate from a fast food stall which were ridiculously priced and the queues were ridiculously long too. We could have taken some extra food for our evening meal but we thought not having it refrigerated all day could have been a bit dodgy.

Night Glow
We watched the night glow when it became dark which was lovely to watch. They fire up their balloons to the rhythm of the the music then they had a fireworks display. An enjoyable day in some ways but too busy to call it a great day.


On the Sunday we went to Bristol Zoo. We printed off some tickets from moneysupermarket site for 2 for 1 on entry into the zoo which gave us a great saving (can't remember now how much it was in now) We called at the supermarket on the way to the zoo and bought bread, sandwich fillings and drinks. We did this every day and it saved us a fortune. We never spent over £10 and that was for four of us. The prices in these cafes at venues was ridiculous so it saved us a lot of money taking our own food. Parking was only £3.00 for the day.
Huge fruit bats, lovely cute faces

Dragonfly sculptures

The zoo has lovely gardens with lots of sculptures and the gardens are well tended. I was pleasantly surprised with the zoo. A lovely day out.

My Girls
After the zoo we headed to our country chain hotel for 5 nights b&b in Devon. Hubby printed off the hotel website 2 vouchers for a free glass of wine if you order a main meal so we took them up on the offer. 

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