Marineland, however, was such a different experience. The day we went was a very hot day, but it wasn't crowded at the park. Sarah had researched very well and we had everything we needed.
|Wheeeeeeee! ( I hoped)|
Both Julia and Emma loved feeding the deer; we spent a couple of hours in that part of the park:
Julia showed a never-before -seen-by-me patience tempting these reindeer with various treats until finally, even she could feel the futility and we finally moved on
with this memory seared into our heads, each personalized,
They fascinated us with their individual grace, but the really impressive part of their show was when 5 of them worked as a team, sailing up out of the water and executing flips and twirls with an amazing synchronization.
The next day, at the Toronto Zoo, we had again been beautifully organized by Sarah and the fun began:
|Julia as Lawrence of Arabia|
|Emma as Princess Jasmine|
the Toronto Zoo has a wonderful pool of stingrays, with a shark as well.
|Lorna sees a shark!!|
|And pets a stingray|
|Can't flip it, but can't leave it out either.....|
|Only one dalmation|
|A lazy tiger (sorry!)|
|Domestic and wild life at peace|
More swimming, more eating, alcohol for the over-7s and we were back home before we knew it, but I got a very clear sense of how to have a great vacation---go with some of your best friends.