18 November 2012

Cape Town–Day Two!

After Mike got  a good long driving lesson, we were ready to hit the city by ourselves. So after a night’s rest, we headed back down to the Waterfront to do some exploring.

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We found parking, walked through a nice lil’ craft market and then found this pristine playground. So the kiddos climbed for awhile.

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This is a boy proud of his skills, lemme tell ya.

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It’s the little things, ya know?

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Then we decided to go into the Aquarium!

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We made it in time for the kids’ puppet show.

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And then we spent some time watching the penguins swim right in front of us. Cool.

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The kids got to touch some sea thingies, which is always fun.

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And this… THIS is why I don’t like the ocean. Heebie jeebies.

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Can you see the size of this thing? It is one ginormous crab. If I ever needed encouragement to continue my dislike of swimming in the ocean… an aquarium is where I’ll find it. I mean, I find the creatures fascinating and many of them beautiful… but I have no desire to share waters with them.  I plan to snorkel in heaven, and not before, thankyouverymuch.

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Cutest penguins. What do you call this species?

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We watched the penguins get fed, and heard all kinds of interesting facts. We love stuff like this.

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Then there was the ‘Predator Exhibit’. As you can see in the bottom, humans can actually pay money to get in a tank with real-life sharks.

Whaaaaaat?

I passed. In case you had any doubts.

Also, those people are nuts.

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This was a fun up-close-and-personal account with about a zillion ‘Nemo’s. The kids loved being inside the round tank and my favorite part was watching my husband try to crawl through the tiny opening in the bottom to get in and out. Ha!

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That ended our time in the aquarium and we headed back to the craft market for a bite to eat.  After hot dogs and Chinese take-away, Sweet N treated us to some cotton candy. She’s a very independent girl.

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Can you tell what a gorgeous day it was? Gorgeous in about a thousand different ways.

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