Saturday, March 5, 2011

Worth crossing bridges for...

In case you were wondering why the boys and I took a train ride yesterday, it was to visit the excellent Deep Sea World at North Queensferry. When the boys were little my mother drove us out there several times, althoug Son 2 was too young to have any memories of it. It turns out to be even better by public transport, because you get the Forth Rail Bridge journey as part of the package!
They were wonderful about getting a wheelchair for Son 1, who had gamely hobbled between buses, trains and the centre on crutches, but was very grateful for an easier way to view the aquarium itself.
If you don't like sharks, how do you feel about snakes?
We had a brilliant time - not only is it a good visit, but the staff are particularly cheerful and helpful. What is this nonsense about the Scots being dour?
And while we're at it, the Parisians we met at the airport on our journey out this week were smiling and kind. We're on a stereotype-busting visit here!


Marigold Jam said...

Sounds like just the sort of thing boys would enjoy especially with the train ride and the Forth Bridge too. I am with you on the stereotype busting - I met just one yest 1 French person who was less than delightful in all the time we were there and even struck up a conversation with a Parisian in Galleries La Fayette in Paris one time. People are people wherever they are from aren't they?!

Glad you are enjoying your stay.


Unknown said...

What a fun trip and such an intriguing photo! Praying for your son and his knee and speedy healing! And even more encouragement for all of you! :) We have the influenza going around here, so you have my health empathy for sure! :)

Negerigeletschtempoit said...

It seems you and the boys had lots of fun. That's great. A shark behind a thick glass I would love to see. Now, a snake in my hands? Never!

I'm praying for a fast recovery for your boy.

BusyLizzie said...

thank you for you blog comment Floss.. not sure I am wild about the snakes.. Lizzie x