Great weekend – and we still have a day to go :-)

We went to Gilroy Gardens yesterday – a sort of mix of Alton Towers and Disneyland for families with children under 12.  The weather was hot – not seen a blue sky that was quite so vivid for a long time, and 30+ degrees Celsius really helped as well 🙂 There are some photos in the gallery…

We bought tickets that mean that we can go back as many times as we want for the rest of the year – tickets we 70USD each and we didn’t need to buy one for Olly – too young to need one 🙂 Did we have fun? Ask the little one in the new wheels….

We went with new friends, Amy, Jason and their 3 year old, Charlotte.  We seem to (OK so Simon) have not offended them, since they came back to ours for a curry for tea, and Elliot and Charlotte played for about 3 hours.  They had a great time – in fact little Charlotte was none to keen on going home, as she didn’t want to leave her new friend 🙂  Elliot even offered her a cuddle as they left ….. wow !

The today (Sunday) we got up, gave the boys their breakfast and then saddled up on the bikes and cycled to Hobees restaurant for bunch.  We established on the journey (approx 3.5 miles) that Vicky’s bike, while pretty, is short of gears (only has 3) and the back-pedal brakes are less useful on downhill races.  Following a fab brunch, we head out and down the Los Gatos Creek Trail into Vasona Park, where we stopped for a short play on the climbing frames, and then on again down the trail and back to the house.  The total journey was just under 8 miles we believe and took us under 4 hours including the two stops.  An Olly actually fell asleep between the park and home so we guess it must be pretty comfortable in there 🙂

We are strangely looking forward to more similar bodily punishment later in the week.

We used the trailer as a pushchair around Gilroy Gardens yesterday, and it is MUCH easier to push than he existing Jane pushchair that we have – obviously it is larger but is around the same weight.  It is a bit more painful to get in the car as the wheels have to come off and it fills the boot space in the X5.

Tomorrow we are heading to a park in Saratoga for a BBQ for lunch with the “Brit mums” group – we are hoping for good weather again – the last two days have been in the 80’s and we have not seen clouds 🙂

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