From Daddy: We had a great day at Gilroy Gardens yesterday!
We arrived prior to opening and were among the first dozens to enter the park.
He and I jogged to the Paddle Boats and were the first to shove off.
We enjoyed great control unlike the first and other time that we tried them.
We made great time on the way to the waterfall at the end of Coyote Lake.
Mommy chose to stay on land and took photos from shore.
Afterward, we headed over the the South County Backroads.
This is Gilroy Gardens’ version of Disney’s Autopia.
Last time we chose the 1920s line with cars that could seat our family
Instead, we chose the 1950s since the line–though longer–would not take overly long in the morning.
(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAZZ4Ue_eiw to see him train for American Ninja Warrior at Oak Park Playground while we took a few minutes to regroup)
Then we backed up to a favorite of his and Mommy’s: The Garlic Twirl (pictured above). They usually ride it more than once during the day, and today would be no exception.
Then, nearby, he and I rode the Apple & Worm.
Afterward, food concessions opened and we got free ice water then proceeded to another favorite: Balloon Flight!
Then, on to Balloon Flight! Typically, this ride requires a long wait, but not this morning!
It was a treat for the line to be short!
Afterward, we walked to and through the beautiful Bonfonte Falls.
After a turn at the Pinnacles Rock Maze, we went to Bonfonte Falls!
(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9zbeiujG3I to see us rush through/under a waterfall!)
Then he played at the Water Oasis!
(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41uHZ_so8mc to see him slide down a water slide after an interminable wait)
(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLJbdGYl1Uo to see more splashing)
Then he spent the most time playing and shooting water guns at Splash Garden.
He dried off and then he and Mommy enjoyed Dippin’ Dots dessert in the amphitheater where the Superreaders of Super Why were visiting.
Later, a ride on the monorail!
Later, the Panoramic (Ferris) Wheel!
(or click https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09rUbDVkCK4 to ride around the Panoramic Wheel, and you don’t even have to endure the interminable wait that we did!)
The Day Before
Dinner in Gilroy after driving from San Francisco in the afternoon!