I slept til 9am again this morning and then skyped Mum and Dad. This was only the 2nd time I think that I've talked to Mum since I've been gone, and the first for Dad. Because it was Saturday night back home, Tara was working so she wasn't there. I talked to them for about an hour and a half. Skype is fantastic - the convenience and the fact that it's free, etc. It just makes things so easy!
Luckily the weather was holding out for us, so we had some breakfast, got ready, and then headed to the Liseberg Amusement Park at about 1pm. The park stays open until 11pm, and we were there until 9, which didn't even feel like 9pm because the sun was still beaming. Even after being there for 8 hours, there were still more rides which we could've gone on. The park was pretty big, and much better than I was expecting.
We had to queue up for most rides for about 20 minutes, but most of the time it went pretty fast. Some we didn't go on because Tove was too scared haha, although I did manage to convince her to go on one ride which she was determined not to go on! We were also going to go on the old roller coaster, but while we were going around the giant ferris wheel, we noticed that it was stuck. It had stopped at the top (where luckily people could still get off safely) and wasn't going anywhere. So after I saw that, I was kind of glad that we hadn't gone on it!
So throughout the day, we went on a heap of really cool and scary rides and I also finally finished taking all of my letter photos. I tried salty liquorice, which is apparently very Swedish. Before today, I didn't even realise that salty liquorice existed, and it was disgusting! I tried one bite and then gave the rest to Tove. I could taste the salt before I even bit into it. But it was a Swedish experience to try anyway. At the side stalls around the park, they do raffles where you pay 20 Kronor's and get given 5 numbers, and then the prizes are giant chocolate bars. I didn't know most of them, but they had giant M&Ms and Toblerone's which looked amazing. I've never seen such giant chocolate bars. We both had a few goes each, and I didn't win anything, but eventually Tove won some chocolates. Not the huge one, but 2 packets of smaller ones. If I had won any, I wouldn't have been able to bring them home because they'd have been too big for my suitcase.
We went to Burger King for lunch, which was inside the park. All of the staff wore the Liseberg t-shirt rather than BK shirts, and we were both a bit surprised about that. I got my drink and filled it up, but I couldn't find any lids anywhere. So I went and sat down, and as I went to take a sip I thought yuck what's floating in my drink. Turns out that the staff give you the lids here and put them in your cup, rather than you getting your own, only I hadn't seen that before I filled my drink up!
At about 8:30pm, we went on the water ride which we had saved til last so that we wouldn't have to walk around soaked all day. Turns out that I didn't get too wet anyway, however Tove did. We caught the tram home and decided we weren't hungry since we had had a late lunch and couldn't be bothered cooking, so I just had some chocolate and cherries, which I had bought at the supermarket yesterday, for tea. I skyped Tara since I missed her this morning and then went to bed.