Sunday, 24 July 2016

Babysitting Grandkids Day 4 Thursday

Brockville hotel turning into a senior's residence
We had a "TV Breakfast", toast and fruit, what-the-heck. Our ever-loved Kratts Brothers! (We bought the series a few years ago!)
After breakfast, Gramma cancelled her 9:30 phone interview, and we took off for the Aquatarium. Off we went to Brockville.

We took the girls during March Break, the week after they opened. They have added some new things since then. Brockville is an old city, by Canadian standards.

The Aquatarium is devoted to Ontario's lakes and waters. All of their critters are only seen in Canada.

The pirate ship is amazing. We climbed up there, and climbed down. And up. And down!

The crabs and their buddies had just been fed. You can touch them.

Then there are the otters. Feeding time is 11:30. Once people start gathering, the otters know it. We decided to come back to it.

The water table replicates the locks system. They were both soaking wet (there are bibs) but what the heck!

Even the volunteers have fun!

The trick to the otter feeding, is getting a good vantage point. Unfortunately, staff had to stand in front of us in order to feed them. We just left.

Off to the gift shop! Jos fetched a pirate turtle, Izzy a Lake Trout. I know they have a ton of toys, but this will be a good memory! Jos clutched hers. Iz decided her trout had to sit on the floor!

Lunch was a treat. It's open up here. Plexiglas on the lower half, open on the upper.  This wasn't open in March, when we first visited. We parked in the lower parking lot, which made it easy to come and go. The only problem is you have to prepay parking, and JB bought us 4 hours. Who knew how long we would be there?
The Red Hat Society was having lunch! (That will feature Friday in our shaving foam play!) The server was adamant that our drink order couldn't be beer for the kids. She certainly didn't get the week-long joke! Beer and chips all around, grampa says!

Still time on the parking metre, the parking man was obvious, as we were back to the car 4 times! Down we went to the harbour, to play on the play structure. There were a lot of grandparents with grandies!

It was a long drive home, but a good day to be in the air conditioner. We were a bit slow behind a tractor. Farmers feed cities. Poor Izzy was in the sun on her side. She had a bit of a melt down.

Our week with the kids:
Babysitting the grandkids July 2016 Days 1 and 2: Monday/Tuesday
Babysitting Grandkids Day 3 Wednesday


Anvilcloud said...

Been thinking about taking the kids there, but it doesn't look all that great. Or am I wrong?

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Okay, next visit, that place is on my list!!! &*> YAM xx

Red said...

There's lots of good stuff out there for kids to do and learn while having fun. There are many more interactive things that really catches the attention of kids.

William Kendall said...

It sounds like they enjoyed it.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

We had such a blast, AnvilCloud. The girls were full of excitement. I quite enjoyed it, too. Lots of grammas/grampas with kids!
Yes, Yam, you'd have loved it!