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Jeff and I were driving around today and you can imagine my excitement when I spotted this sign:

I asked my husband to pull over, and I think I might have jumped out of the vehicle before it came to a complete stop.  Ailsa, at wheresmybackpack, had thrown down the gauntlet and challenged us with her new Travel Theme: Parks, and I was getting nowhere fast.  I had stopped at a few places in my travels, but I just wasn’t happy with any of the photos I took, or the places we visited.  I think Jeff was starting to wish he was back at work, because I’ve been dragging him around, looking for a park that struck my finicky fancy. Garfield has nothing on me.  Finicky was turning into fanatical.  But, then there it was.  Shark Park.

My first thought was, “This is the park I’ve been looking for.”  My second thought was, “The grand kids are going to LOVE this!”  And after climbing around a little (while Jeff was waiting in the car playing Sudoku – smart move, hon.”) my third thought was, “How do I get outta here!”

Well, next week, the kids will be up from Georgia and Shark Park is going to be the place to attack, Jack!

Maybe it’s the Peter Pan in me, but I can’t wait until they get here.

Thanks, Alisa.  If it wasn’t for your challenge, I don’t know if I would have ever found this Shark Park!


18 thoughts on “TRAVEL THEME – PARKS

  1. Bwaahaha I am laughing out loud at this, Gemma, I have this awesome visual of you and poor Jeff on the hunt for ‘the’ park. This is awesome, I wish there was a Shark Park near me. I bet your grand kids are going to love it! Tell them I say hello – and tell Jeff I say sorry! Ha ha.

    • I ‘m glad you got a chuckle. Jeff is such a trooper. As long as he has his iPhone and a game or two to fool with, and as he claims, me nearby, he’s golden. He says hi back atcha? 🙂

  2. Shark Park! Very retro/vintage/back-in-the-day looking. I hope the kids know how to play, ’cause it looks like a great place to play – electronics-free and with a big dose of imagination and the ability to pretend. SO perfect!

  3. I just found this park last week! I was driving around with Liam and had a few hours to kill and this was the perfect playground! Everyone there was so nice too!! Enjoy it;)

    • Hey, Kath. Good ‘seeing’ you. I’m glad you found it. I’m glad I did too, lol. It’s the perfect place to bring the grand kids when they come visit next week. It’s close to my place and FREE! Of course I’m sure we’ll have to hit OC. I’ll bet you took some awesome pix. Take care. Thanks for visiting.

    • Hey, Nanc. Good to ‘see’ you again. Brigantine. Near a place we have here. I’m so glad you like the photos. The girls at school got me a three hours photography lesson as a gift when I left last week. SO COOL! I’ll learn this craft yet! Thanks for visiting. I like all the new friends I’m making but love seeing some of the ones from the past. (see how I avoided the word ‘old’? I’m very sensitive about that these days. ) 😀

  4. You got me excited too. Shark park is hard to resist. I was thinking at first the walkway will lead to a shark tank, which thankfully is not since there’s kids and all. Such a fun post. Thanks.

    • Still, a shark tank would be fun! I’ve been watching some of those gliders you blogged about on the beach. It was you that wanted to do that, wasn’t it? Back issues? I’ve got that gliding on the bucket list. Maybe we should add swimming with the sharks to that list. In a controlled environment, of course! 🙂

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