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.
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.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

16 thoughts on “Tame Tigers and Flying Foxes”

  1. 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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