Monday, September 24, 2012

2012: Week 38

2012: Week 38 by MAStapleton
2012: Week 38, a photo by MAStapleton on Flickr.
My 9-year-old son picked the photo for Week 38, as it was the highlight of the week. My uncle and cousin were visiting from the States, so we took them around The Big Smoke to see the sights. As it happens, my son had a random inset day so he was able to tag along too. After a very full day of sightseeing, a river cruise and a trip around the London Eye, he said what he *really* wanted to do was go on the Starflyer.

The Starflyer, for those who don't know, is a swing ride on steroids. It reaches half the height of the London Eye and then you swing around. It's a miracle that (a) I got a photo that was in focus (b) I managed to capture Big Ben and (c) I didn't drop my camera. This is when a point and shoot really shows its muscle.

In any case, we survived. I found that the important thing was to Not Look Down. Ever. The 9-year-old? He loved it. And he thinks he found the most fun way to conquer his fear of heights. It's not how I would do it, but hey, whatever works.

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