Monday, May 07, 2007

Jesus and His Followers at the Theme Park

Last Saturday about 25 young people from our church including 4 drivers set off early in the morning to have a fun day out at Alton Towers, Englands main Theme Park followed by a Christian Concert in the evening.
It was a great day and we met old friends from other churches in our area which we hadn't seen for some time.
Here are the pictures:

Alton Towers
The Ripsaw ride

Alton Towers - Nemesis ride
The Nemesis ride

Alton Towers - Oblivion ride
The Oblivion ride

Don't look down?? Too late!! Aaaaaaaahhhhh!!!

Alton Towers
The Enterprise ride

Alton Towers
The Spinball Whizzer ride

Alton Towers - Flume ride
The Flume ride

Alton Towers - Erik and Victoria
Erik and Victoria on the Flume ride

Alton Towers - Lunch
Meeting up for lunch

Alton Towers - Queueing
Queueing for the rides

Alton Towers
Some of the gang at the Runaway Mine Train ride

Alton Towers - Christian Concert
At the Christian Concert sponsored by Compassion UK

Alton Towers - Christian Concert
Slowly filling up

Alton Towers - Christian Concert
Ever seen 6000 people take their shoes off as the band sings:
"Take off your shoes, you're standing on holy ground!"?

Yup! I am grateful to be a Christian, saved by the grace of God!


maggie said...

Sounds like a great day!

Tonya said...

oh that looks awesome and sounds like you all had a great time!!

Leann said...

awesome pictures!!I got behind on my blogging and when I was gone it really put me behind.I checked out all the pictures,way cool.its a lovely place you live.all the old buildings are so cool.
glad you all had a good time at the concert.
the rides look like fun to.
have a great week,we are getting storms in some parts of the country.just some well needed rain here.
a tornado went through one town and wiped it out.the poor people.

God bless.

Desert Songbird said...

Incredible photos again, Erik. I got to "ride" the rides through your experience.

Glad you had fun!

Tiggerlane said...

What great photos! Sounds like a wonderful trip, and good for the youth. I am also very proud of you for getting on a ride or two.

So...did you take off your shoes?

it's the little things... said...

OH, I just wish I could hear the clever accents!

Pamela said...

where did my comment go?

Pamela said...

Well I said I got queazy just looking at those pictures,

Oh my poor tummy...

Sally Lomax said...

My kids loved Oblivion when they went to Alton Towers............I don't!!! Hex and Flume are enough for me!

ChrisB said...

This looks such a good day out. I've never been to Alton towers but the rides look similar to some of the disney ones. You take such wonderful photos it feels like you're there. Not sure about Oblivion!

Julie said...

Looks like a great day. My brother went to Alton Towers last year - thought it was a great time. His first UK amusement park. Some of those rides make me quesey just looking at the pictures!

Kila said...

Your rides are different from ours; I enjoyed seeing them. Gosh, it's been a while since I've been on a roller coaster.

6000 people with their shoes off? Whew!

Victoria said...

Hey Dad,

Thanks for your comment on my latest post. Will do!

Love you lots :-)

Victoria x x x

mjd said...

Your pictures are fun though I have a confession about the first picture. I thought the ride looked like a huge device to torture the Christians. However, I can tell by the smiles that all had a good time.

A Novelist said...

That looks like so much fun! Glad you had a great day! :)

marnie said...

Wow, I got dizzy just looking at those coaster pictures. Looks like a great day!