Vacation Success!Posted: August 20, 2009
The trip went really well. It started out with LOTS of driving. Bobby did really well throughout the trip. My guess is that having his grandmother sitting next to him really helped.
He ADORED playing with all his cousins when we arrived and he would not go to sleep until all the other kids had already nodded off.
The next day at the zoo, the animals he especially liked were:
-the angry polar bear (it was trying to eat us through the glass)
-the gorillas (the younger ones were chasing each other around and fighting over an old pair of jeans)
-the lion (he yelled at it as it walked by)
-the baboons (one was walking around just in front of us and Bobby got a good look)
-the orangutans (the had balls to play with and Bobby was a big fan)
-the gibbons (one of them was putting on a crazy swinging show and flying from spot to spot. It was very exciting)
-the tigers (he was standing looking at one laying in the grass for about 10 minutes before I got tired of standing there and we moved on)
After the animals, we took a mental break and went to the sand pit where kids can dig for dino bones. Bobby had a lot of fun digging there and then we went to the AMAZING splash pad. It would have been more fun if it were less crowded but it was pretty awesome.
Then Bobby spent the rest of the trip playing with and trying to hug (SOOOOO CUTE!) all his cousins.
We drove back today. We made a stop in Port Hope for lunch at Zest which is probably the best small town restaurant I’ve ever been to or even heard of. Then we went to play in a park for a bit to tire Bobby out before the rest of the drive. Bobby used the slide, Brent looked at a war monument. Fun was had by all!
Then Bobby slept for a while and when he woke up, I took over driving and Brent played with Bobby in the backseat until we got home.
It was a pretty fun trip. I wish driving to Toronto didn’t take as long as it does because we’d definitely go more often then. Our next trip will be next month but I need to keep it a secret because we are surprising someone there. But I will say this: It will be Bobby’s first plane ride!
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