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.
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.