Saturday, July 19, 2014

Colwyn Bay, Wales

The second stop on our tour was at Alice and Estelle's Great Gran Isabel, who lives in Colwyn Bay. North Wales is a land of castles, fish and chips and lovely beaches. We didn't miss any of those, but spent much of our time chilling at Great Gran's house.

Estelle testing the stair lift.
Who needs a Six Flags amusement park?!

In the back garden.

Chi Chi front and center.

Taking Gran on an outing to Bodnant Garden.
Where the flowers were lovely and the tea was refreshing!

Estelle is always camera ready with a smile!

The lily pond.

Gran was happy to have a strong young man wheel her around the garden.
A fall a few months back left her with a broken arm, which makes most tasks more difficult, but enjoying a day out with family is no challenge!

Slight hill up to the house. 
Go Guy!

The laburnum arch was impressive even though it wasn't flowering.

After dropping Gran off, we spent a couple of hours combing Llandudno Beach for shells and crabs.

Llandudno is a pretty beach town complete with grand hotels and pier.

The perfect shell is here somewhere.

A spring in her step.

Looking at photos of many happy times.
(A calm moment after a rowdy game of Jenga)
Later Gran noticed Estelle eyeing a beach snow-globe and presented it to her as a gift the next day. The memento almost made it back to Canada, but burst in mid-air after successfully navigating the rigorous Manchester security check. Alice received a miniature Welsh girl, which did make it back to a shelf in our home!

Alice and Estelle guarding the mausoleum.


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful vacation! Long after the cost of the airfare is forgotten you will remember the beaches, the visits with relatives, and the opportunities to see a world you know through the eyes of your children.

And you will have to go back, as I didn't see any pictures of the girls riding the famous "little trains of Wales" (Ffestiniog Railway, Welsh Highland Railway).

Looking forward to our visit in August.

Paul & Lynn

Anonymous said...

Great Gran had a marvellous time being taken around Bodnant . Her plants looked almost as beautiful as the girls. Thanks for the photos xxxxxxxxxx