We started out going to Vintage for brunch, but they appeared to be having a party there so we went for plan b. We drove on to Avis Dam to walk around a bit and, of course, to throw rocks into the water. We saw so many pelicans there today. The boys enjoyed themselves, but I was grossed out by all of the dead fish. They were washed up on the ground and floating in the water. Yuck! A lot of them were small, but one was as big as my arm. I know I don't know anything about fishing, but when I saw people fishing in the area I thought they were insane.
|Some of the lovely fish floating in the water.|
|Fish on the shore. I had to point them out to the boys. They were clueless and I was afraid that they would pick one up when they were trying to choose a rock to toss in the water.|
|Dad and the boys|
|Mom and the boys. Love the windblown hair.|
|Hmmm, can't really tell that they are pelicans from this pic. I didn't want to get too close though because it smelled so bad from the dead fish.|
After Avis Dam we went to go get ice cream. There is a sign for ice cream that we drive by eery week on our way home from church. I don't know how many times Justin has asked if we could go there sometime. Today was sometime. We found a parking space and went to the shop only to find that they didn't have any ice cream. Rob knew of another place, so we drove over to Wernhill Park and walked over only to find that it is closed on the weekends. Fortunately, we were able to have another place. We ended up skipping the boring ole ice cream cone for more elaborate items. Ice cream for lunch!
|We also ate out at Spur for the last time.|
|The boys with Miss Mathilde. It was sad to have her clean our house for the last time. We will miss her.|
We also went to the petting zoo for the last time. Ryan cried when we left. He says the animals will miss him.
|I think that ostriches look so funny when they sit (or whatever you call it).|
|Ryan likes feeding the sheep more than the goats. Sheep aren't as aggressive. We also got to see a one week old baby lamb.|
|Meerkat sentry keeping watch. I doubt there are a lot of predators at the petting zoo.|
|The goats never stay put.|
Ryan was able to get his Tadpole 3 badge this week. The boys have come so far over the course of their swimming lessons. I hope they are able to continue.
|Ryan on his back.|
Packers come on Monday. Tuesday will be our last day for swimming lessons and our last time to attend playgroup. Wednesday we are off on our 30 plus hour journey.