Thursday, 2 August 2012

North Wales and another Scavenger hunt picture

Teething
We decided that we would take Eldest son and family on the Welsh Highland Railway as a treat. Having a Kia Sedona meant that we could get all of us - four adults two children - into one vehicle so we packed up the mountain of stuff needed for a three-year-old and a two-year-old and set off from Rhos on Sea to Caernarvon.
I love engines, Steam engines and some of the early oil-fired ones so this was going to be a really good day with my grandsons. As we got to the railway depot the sun disappeared and it was really quite chilly.
The two year old is teething - those dratted canine teeth - so he had the familiar bright red patches on his cheeks and his fingers were continually in his mouth. He fretted. We discovered that we had missed the first train and had a wait of nearly an hour and a half so we took a walk up into the town. we found a cafe with outdoor seating and had a cuppa where those teeth gradually became more painful. we walked along the streets and looked at a really good fountain
A Fountain

 A FOUNTAIN? that's on the list! I took some pictures while the little one fretted. Then it started to rain. By this time both the boys were heartily fed up with just wandering about. We were all cold and now we were getting wet and we still had over half an hour before the train was due to leave.

The thought of sitting in a carriage with no windows all the way to Porth Madog in the rain lost its appeal so we went to Morrisons for lunch and then back home to Rhos-on-Sea where the little one slept for an hour and woke up pain free and happy
Lunch in the smallest Morrison's cafe EVER!

If you want to see other pictures from other people who are joining in the Scavenger Hunt just go to Rinda's blog  and take a look

14 comments:

Missus Wookie said...

Oh poor little one - teething is such a pain (literally) for everyone involved!

Hope you can do the train another day.

Amy said...

I hope the little one's teeth come down soon, my nephew is having the same problems and it is no fun. A great shot of a fountain, I really like that one.

Sian said...

Teething is no fun at all. It's a design fault - we should be born with them! Nice fountain

Elizabeth said...

What a shame you missed your outing. Oh, well, when the babies get a bit older you can do it again. Hope the babies teeth come in soon. Don't know whether it is more painful for the babe or the mother.

Alison said...

Love the fountain...ouch! to teething!
Alison xx

Kirsti said...

That's a great fountain...hope the teeth are better soon...been there and done that one several times...xx

Maria Ontiveros said...

Thanks for linking up today because for some reason you weren't in my reader (even though I thought you were!). I resubscribed so can be a better follower. We loved Northwest Wales when we visited quite a while ago. We rode lots of steam trains. Lovely fountain.
Rinda

furrypig said...

well done on getting the fountain pic I am still looking for this one; Teething is so awful bless.

The Mann Fam said...

Great fountain. It is so hard when the little ones are teething. Frozen peas were our life saver during that time. For some reason they loved rolling the pea around in their mouth and it numbed their gums making it a little more bearable.

Wrightboysmum said...

Oh teething is no fun. There will always be another train as well. Great photos.

boysmum2 said...

love the fountain, shame it was raining for you and that you missed the train ride. Just popping by from Rinda's.

Julie Kirk said...

Aha - you managed to find an elusive working fountain! They keep evading me!

Gem's Crafts said...

Awww I sympathise with the teething, my little one has been going through it recently too. Well done for getting a different photo despite the rain!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Poor little guy! Glad to here you made the best of your day anyway. :o)