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Brickset Bendybadger Bonusball - SumoLego Lucky Seven Edition

SumoLegoSumoLego Member Posts: 15,217
edited March 2018 in Everything else LEGO
Aloha, fellow Bricksetters.  I have been called upon to do the weekly Bonusball Extravaganza!  

The first fifty nine (59) unique posts get a number for Saturday's UK Lottery Draw.  I'm sure someone can post the winning number on Saturday, as I'm too lazy to look it up.

I'm looking forward to a much needed vacation in about a month.  The winter in my area started in November and there is still snow on the ground at the end of March.  With that said - what was your best vacation memory?

My two year-old daughter trying to bypass the queue, including gently nudging a wheelchair out of her way to get to Rapunzel was simultaneously funny and horrifying.

(Which was recorded - and includes a hand emerging from behind the camera to reel her back in...)

The prize will be something @M_Boss doesn't already have...


  • ChubblesChubbles Member Posts: 459
    Christmas in Disney is always magical for us...watching fireworks while sipping hot cocoa was the best
  • kezkez Member Posts: 831
    My brother getting spat at by a Camel in Lanzarote was surely up there as one of the most memorable, funny holiday memories I can recall. :-D
  • TheFewTheFew Member Posts: 1,779
    edited March 2018
    Being drunk and two Tunisian bouncers deciding it was easier to close the disco and throw everyone out instead of trying to wrestle my beer off of me and ejecting me..
  • mampepinmampepin Member Posts: 66
    At the end of my semester abroad in Germany, my partner joined me and we spent two weeks by ourselves exploring Italy!
  • Coolguy5000Coolguy5000 Member Posts: 1,581
    Walking my sister up to  the top of a queue at a waterpark only for her to not want to go down when we reached the top. Well she did go after the 40 minute queue. :)
  • alldarkeralldarker Member Posts: 224
    Heading out to Key West by car, not the first time but the second time, just knowing how great the route is and how wonderful the destination. Especially with an Islamorada stop-over...
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 3,161
    Dodging a very smelly bullet at Berlin Zoo - after just viewing the Lion enclosure, some Japanese tourists were rattling on a fence to get the Lion's attention for better pics. He just turned around, lifted his tail and hosed them with big-cat piss. You could smell them a mile off all afternoon.


    The time at an Iberostar resort in the Cancun area of Mexico. On his first day of holiday, an American guy thought he could outdrink a pair of Russians drinking Vodka at the swim-up bar. He was wrecked in no time, and couldn't tell when the bar staff were giving him water "shots" to limit the damage he was going to do to himself. Didn't help. He spewed all over in the pool. and it cleared faster than someone shouting "shark!" at a beach. Following morning, he was nowhere to be found. His wife was out, and said all of their clothes had to be laundered because he'd spewed all over their 2 open suitcases (hadn't yet unpacked) after he was carried back to the room.
  • PebblesPebbles Member Posts: 173
    This one is easy for me.

    Seeing the Aurora Borealis
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton Member Posts: 2,967
    Topically, going to Germany when I was little and being given a 50 DM note to spend in a shop full of Lego. It's still the main thing I remember about that holiday!
  • bandit778bandit778 Member Posts: 2,372
    Taking the missus to New York for the turning on of the Rockefella tree lights.
    As she's big into Christmas time, seeing the look on her face was one of the best holiday memories I will ever have.
  • Russell844Russell844 Member Posts: 2,392
    The entire experience of going to Billund for the first time last April.
  • Muftak1Muftak1 Member Posts: 547
    Entering my first Toys R Us and FAO Shwarz toy stores when we went on a vacation to Orlando back in 89


    meeting Vanessa Williams at the Virgin Megastore in Downtown Disney and getting her to sign my copy of Eraser on VHS (Cant remember the year... Possibly 95 or 97)
  • COOLEGOCOOLEGO Member Posts: 211
    Playing frisbee on a beech in Devon somewhere, not concentrating and running straight into a donkey, which just so happened to have a 4/5 year girl in the saddle who I knocked clean off. I’d never seen my dad run so fast, but it wasn’t to to check if I was ok ...
  • M_BossM_Boss Member Posts: 256
    Sharing a trip to Disney with my family. Those are the greatest memories. @SumoLego I hope I haven’t deprecated you spare polybags :)
  • jmeninnojmeninno Member Posts: 1,164
    Good question.  I did enjoy two weeks in Virginia several years ago.  We didn't do anything extravagant, but it was nice to be somewhere we hadn't been before and not around the same ol' stuff.
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks Member Posts: 1,731
    Stepping all over grumpy crabs while wading in the ocean at Virginia Beach. Don't those crabs realize that no one will step on them if they just hide under a rock?

    @jmeninno: where in Virginia did you go, if you don't mind me asking?
  • jmeninnojmeninno Member Posts: 1,164
    *Double post*  ^Fredericksburg area.
  • TheLegoMaster35TheLegoMaster35 Member Posts: 254
    Going to the Rockies a year or so back. The high elevations definitely affected all of us but it was quite enjoyable going up more than 14,000 feet up. 
  • MugenPowerMugenPower Member Posts: 631
    Hong Kong during the New Year.  Crazy fireworks display, many main roads closed for pedestrians, just a great atmosphere overall.
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Member Posts: 1,771
    Tie between first sight of Niagara Falls and the Grand Canyon. Can still bring them to mind now.

    And also we had two nights away in Norfolk last week, which were just lovely.
  • GallardoLUGallardoLU Member Posts: 644
    a classic summer vacation. my whole family went on down to Florida, spent 2 weeks right on the beach. i was old enough to come and go as i liked and thanks to that bit of extra freedom, i had all the opportunities to make some life mistakes, that never seem that way at the time. PG version... i met a girl, got into some trouble, and had a great time.
  • cmrt1014cmrt1014 Member Posts: 396
    Our annual trips to Yosemite each November.  Each year the place is different!
  • LobotLobot Member Posts: 1,026
    Stargazing in the Egyptian desert.... it doesn't get much better than that.
  • sweetness34sweetness34 Member Posts: 406
    Anytime I'm off work and spending time with my wife. Didn't hurt if it happens to be in Maui. 
  • benbacardibenbacardi Member Posts: 712
    Definitely our last holiday abroad, to Corfu, before our little ones came along! 
  • LegoboyLegoboy Member Posts: 8,825
    How many of you weren't expecting something @Pitfall69 related?

    Who reckons we should hold PitfallCon 2018 in the UK?  No joke!

  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 Member Posts: 11,454
    edited March 2018
  • samiam391samiam391 Member Posts: 4,487
    Being chased through a forest by a mother black bear in the Grand Teton mountains. Perhaps not the best, but the most memorable by far...
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 Member Posts: 11,454
    I'm on my way!!! 
  • redarmyredarmy Member Posts: 741
    Christ,where to start? lots of great memories,lots of great places..but i would have to say taking my 6 year old on his first proper holiday to Dubai last November,the sheer excitement when we told him where he was going..i want him to be able to enjoy the experiences i had...its a big world and i want him to see as much of it as possible.. 

  • dmcc0dmcc0 Member Posts: 778
    edited March 2018
    Annual School trips to Germany and the Netherlands when I was a teen, where the first thing the teachers said was "What happens on the trip, stays on the trip - or we'll never be allowed to back!".  The school has long closed down, but not because of the trips (at least I don't think that was the reason!)
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Member Posts: 3,276
    My 1 year Anniversary with my wife was also my first trip to Disneyland. To be able to enjoy time with the love of my life while also experiencing the Happiest Place on Earth was pretty incredible! 

    ...though it appears to not have rivaled @Legoboy and @Pitfall69 's adventures...
  • eggsheneggshen Member Posts: 596
    My family vacationed in California visiting my relatives when I was growing up. When I was 10 my grandparents had a new neighbor who was a marine paleontologist. He had a ton of super cool fossils and I hung out at his house the entire week we were there. I still have some of the fossil teeth he gave me. 
  • carnage717carnage717 Member Posts: 166
    Taking a cruise to Alaska.  hands down on of the most beautiful places to travel to. 
  • starwars4everstarwars4ever Member Posts: 489
    Mine has the be sitting on the perfect beaches of Hawaii!
  • FodderFodder Member Posts: 351
    Probably my working holiday in the US where I met my now wife
  • HarrymattpotterHarrymattpotter Member Posts: 46
    My last visit to universal Orlando I remember best, the fireworks celebrating their big anniversary(possibly 25th?) were spectacular!
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 715
    Blimey, haven't gone on a holiday for so long I can't actually think back to any! If we count festivals though, then basically all of Boomtown 2016 is my best holiday memory.
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross Member Posts: 1,672
    I like the bit where Clark Griswold forgets he tied the dog to the rear bumper of the station wagon.

    oh, hang on...
  • dannyrwwdannyrww Member Posts: 1,394
    Always love going tot Texas to visit my family.
  • donutboydonutboy Member Posts: 756
    Going to Nepal, seeing the mountains.
  • historymanhistoryman Member Posts: 377
    Swimming with turtles in Mexico 
  • SalamalexSalamalex Member Posts: 297
    Tie between two Indian experiences. 

    Seeing the Taj in glorious sunshine and then in the pouring rain

    or a horrendous camel ride in the Rajasthani desert followed by the most amazing starlit dinner gazing at the Milky Way. 
  • SalamalexSalamalex Member Posts: 297
    Tie between two Indian experiences. 

    Seeing the Taj in glorious sunshine and then in the pouring rain

    or a horrendous camel ride in the Rajasthani desert followed by the most amazing starlit dinner gazing at the Milky Way. 
  • MynattMynatt Member Posts: 629
    Would probably have to say visiting the west coast. The Monterey Bay Aquarium in particular. Being able to see the aquatic life there was beyond amazing.
  • GoldchainsGoldchains Member Posts: 795
    One of my favorite memories was when I went to Washington, DC to visit a friend who lived nearby(Rockville, MD).  Seeing the monuments and buildings was very humbling.
  • Lego_StarLego_Star Member Posts: 2,144
    edited March 2018
    The moments when my scuba diving instructor patiently waited for me to grasp how to manage my breathing, whilst cleaning my mask without relying on the air from my oxygen tank underwater. It was made slightly more difficult by needing contact lenses in to accomplish the task.

    And then all the beautiful once in a lifetime moments in the sea that followed that I would have missed had it not been for his patience. Thank you Daniel, you are the best PADI instructor in the world. I would never have realised my dream without those patient moments in the swimming pool. Open Water Certified. Hoooooraaaah! :D
  • devilheaddevilhead Member Posts: 286
    edited March 2018
    Going places, doing stuff, seeing people.
  • SeijiAmasawaSeijiAmasawa Member Posts: 264
    Not the best but really memorable, we went to a water park with all my cousins. As we were all floating around in inner tubes, my little sister fell through its donut hole. Everyone freaked when we didn’t see her. Thankfully there lots of lifeguard-types. My sister hates it when I tell this story.
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 Member Posts: 1,827
    edited March 2018
    Took a two week solo trip on my Harley. Started in Chicago and went down to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Then Highway 10 to Tallahassee, FL. Up to Charlotte, NC to ride around the NASCAR Track, and hang out Willie G Davidson. Picked up over fifty black t-shirts, and put over 3000 miles on my bike. Rode through ten states IL, KY, TN, MS, AL, FL, GA, SC, NC, and IN.
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