Saturday, June 15, 2013

Tame Tigers and Flying Foxes

Truly Great Nephew Jack and his parents are on their way home to England. We can't wait for their next visit. In their brilliant company, I got to visit the castle, ride on the river, and explore the city. Jack loved the zoo (well, he loved everything he did except getting sand between his toes). He didn't seem to have a favorite animal. We assumed it would be the crocodiles. And it was... until he saw the tigers. Then he saw the fish, which had him mesmerized. And the chimps were in the middle of a major squabble, which he found very entertaining. We spent 3-1/2 hours at the zoo and then another hour walking, playing in a park, and having a meal. Jack was happy and exceptional company the entire time. He had his first face-painting, too. (Sara was tempted to have her eyes done and I considered getting a temporary tattoo... building up to getting a real one... before my 90th birthday).

"JACK, WHAT DOES A TIGER SAY?"
IN ENGLISH, CROCODILES.  IN SPANISH, COCODRILOS.  IN "JACK," COCODOS.
FRUIT BATS OR FLYING FOXES.
WE WERE INSIDE THE AVIARY WITH THEM, WHICH I FOUND REALLY CREEPY.
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WHILE STANDING DIRECTLY UNDER THE BATS,
WE WERE SCARED OUT OF OUR SHOES BY THIS SOUND.


GREETING OUR ARRIVAL.
SARA AND JACK ON FUENGIROLA'S DOUBLE-DECKER CAROUSEL.

FLAMINGO PEDAL BOAT ON THE FUENGIROLA RIVER
WITH JOHN AT THE HELM AND SARA PROVIDING PRIMARY PEDAL POWER.
JACK'S FAVORITE DRAGON BOAT WAS ALREADY TAKEN,
BUT THAT MEANT WE HAD A BETTER VIEW OF THE DRAGON.
ONBOARD THE FLAMINGO. AN ACCIDENTAL SHOT OF
TRULY GREAT-FUL UNCLE MITCHELL WITH TRULY GREAT NEPHEW JACK.

16 comments:

  1. It's hard to tell who had more fun, the Truly Great Nephew or the Truly Great Uncle.

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    1. Bob:
      Definitely ME. I got to be with HIM!

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  2. Oh I want my face painted too! I love Jack's tiger.... just think of all the possibilities. Sounds like y'all had a great vacation.

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    1. Sharon:
      They are a joy! (I want to have my face painted,too. But then I'd wash it off before being see in public. Somehow, I don't think you'd do the same!)

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  3. Boy, you sure show your guests a good time!

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    1. Ms. Sparrow:
      Truth is, they showed ME a good time. So gracious. And very independent.

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  4. How refreshing, a well-behaved and truly great child! And that beautiful blonde hair! Trying to work Todd up to a trip to Spain - starting with a flight to California in October! Miss you guys!

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    1. Carole:
      I've not a kid as easy going as Jack. A real sweetheart. Wishing you luck with that flight to California!

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  5. Ahh... love the accidental shot :)

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    1. Judeet:
      Thanks! I was surprised when I downloaded the photos, and then I was really pleased.

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  6. What a fun day you had with Jack and Company. I bet your place will seem quiet when they're gone. Take care and have a great weekend.

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    1. Stephen:
      Three different days pictured and all fun. They had their own apartment for the week, but we sure do miss them.

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  7. Jolly good fun! I like the fruit bats the best.

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    1. Spo:
      Great fun, but the fruit bats were not my favorites (not even in the running).

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  8. I read "flaming pedal boat." I had to go back, twice.

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      If San Geraldo had been there and had had to pedal, it WOULD have been a "flaming" pedal boat.

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