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When I was about 3 or 4 my parents & I would often drive from Guelph to Toronto to visit my Grandmother. The trip home always felt longer...especially late in the evening. In reponse to my constant inquiry "are we there yet?", my mother would say "yes, I can see the Guelph lights now". I remember spending trip after trip trying to decipher the "Guelph" lights from the "Toronto" lights...how could she tell the difference??? I remember coming to the conclusion that "Toronto" lights were yellow (many of the city's highway ramp lights are) and that Guelph lights were white.
My parents took my cousin and me to Madame Tussaudes waxworks in London. After about and hour or so my cousin said 'I'm fed up with all these people, when are we going to get into the cinema?'
my parents and some friends rented a beach hut for a week one summer when i was about 5/6. i was confused when we gor there and there werent any beds i had no idea where we were going to sleep. no-one had thought to tell me that the beach hut is just for visiting everyday and that you go home later. i thought we were all going on holiday even though the beach was only 10 minutes from home!
When I was a little boy of around 3, my family visited HMS Victory (Nelson's flag ship @ Trafalgar) in Portsmouth. Try as they might they could not get me to go aboard. I remember kicking and screaming in my effort to stop them, I thought we were going to sail away on this very old & unsafe looking ship. I did eventually did go onboard when my older sister told me that Nelson slept in a cot, just like me, naturally I had to see this cot for a grown man!
Every year around the end November I would go to Manchester with my Mum and Dad. The trip was to look around the large stores, mainly to look at the toys ready for the big day, Christmas. Always without fail my mum would say to Dad, lets go to C&A's before we go home.
I could never understand why we NEVER EVER saw Anne Hayes!!!
When I was 10, my family went on vacation and stayed at Circus Circus in Las Vegas. One of the sideshow acts was "Gorilla Girl," where a "scientist" changed a woman into a gorilla. For some reason I was terrified...totally bought into the illusion...especially when the "gorilla" broke her cage door and rushed the stage. I was outside before my poor father knew what to do!
My younger sister used to be obsessed with the 'land before time' videos and truely believed that the dinosaurs used to live in this 'valley' that we had to drive passed to get to my grandma's house.
when I was very young, i was convinced that all my grandmother did between the times I saw her was stand at her dorr waving.. as it was the last thing she did when we left, and the first thing she did when we arrived. Sometimes i would not see her for weeks and worry that she must get exausted.
I used to believe that if you went on the bumper cars at the funfair you kept on driving until you went off the edge and died. I never went on them.
When I was younger my parents used to go to dinner dances quite often - For years I always pictured my parents jumping up on the table and dancing on their dinner!!
When I was about 10/11 we went on a family trip to London. When there, we went into a museum where it had a miniature display of a room of a country mansion house of the 18th or so Century. I looked through the glass, and thinking myself rather clever, yelled out to my dad "Wow, look at those breasts!". Needless to say every male in the room took a sudden interest in the display as my dad promptly grabbed me away yelling out "Ooooh, you mean BUSTS, Edward, yes BUSTS!" as loudly as he could so everyone could hear.
I've never really lived that down.....
Whenever my parents took me to the beach there was always this beachside road, parallel to the ocean, we had to cross.
I used to think this road ran all around the edge of the country without any interruption.
When visiting my grandparents in Devon. I always used to look out for the 'Welcome to Salcombe' sign on the way into their town. My Grandad had told me he always put it out when he knew I was coming - and do you know, he never once forgot !
I used to believe that if you were in an elevator too long you would run out of air and die...this is all thanks to my wonderful sister! Therefore, when on vacation in Las Vegas Hotels, my mother would have one heck of a time getting me up to our room on the 25th floor!
when my family would go to mexican restaurants, i would ask my mom how the latin man got into the girl's bathroom to sing his songs....when it was really the music playing in the restaurant.
When i was younger i always thought that the 'Model Yacht Pond' was called the 'muddly up pond', it was only when i was 17 that someone told me they thought the same thing and i realised. Everyone says it so quickly that they think it is the same.
I used to believe that the Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland took you to a dark place and that you were never able to leave if you didn't get off in time since they have that moving platform.
During the 4th of July, I would scream bloody murder because I thought the fireworks in the sky would fall down on me and burn me up. It was a horrible feeling
Iwas 9 years old.Mother and i where going to a theathre about Edith Piafs life. A famous norwegian actor and songstress Britt Langlie was the main attraction. I was reading the newspaper finding a day. I said to my mother: We will definitlly not go on tuesday and thirsday, then an Inga Frams is playing." My mother started lauhging and tould me that Inga Frams was a shortterm for "No Show" in norwegian dialect. I was very ebbarrasd. After this stupid saying everybody asked me about Inga Frams and how she was doing...
When I was little , I thought the zoo and the circus were one in the same and that when my parents would take me to the zoo I thought "how come they aren't doing tricks like in the circus?"