#TravelTimehop series edition #19 – Learning Escapes
Welcome to another Travel Timehop where I share moments from memorable trips. Throughout 2016 I’m inviting fellow bloggers to tell me about their favourite adventures. This week it’s the turn of Marta at Learning Escapes.
I had the very great pleasure of meeting Marta at the Traverse travel bloggers conference in Cardiff in April after quite a few months of chatting online. She’s an Italian expat living in Ireland and what she doesn’t know about Rome isn’t worth knowing!
Over to Marta for her Travel Timehop moment.
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Learning Escapes’ timehop moment
It was a beautiful day in Toronto and the blue sky had prompted us to take the ferry across the equally blue waters of lake Ontario to centre island amusement park, just in front of the city.
We had spent the last three weeks sightseeing and we could see that the kids were getting tired of the constant moving around. They had been great, hopping on and off buses and trains, but they had that unmistakable look in their eyes that told us they needed some down time: with a combined age of 5, they just wanted to play and, taken by the whirlwind of making the most of our time away, we probably hadn’t given them enough space to just do that.
To rectify the situation, we had planned a full day dedicated to them and the vintage style amusement park on the island seemed to fit the bill perfectly.
We got tickets for all the rides suitable for small children and they were immediately attracted by one that had small cars running on a remotely operated track. They wasted no time in joining the line and, while waiting, they discussed the arrangements: who would drive with mama and who would drive with papa? Our turn arrived while the conversation was taking place and brought it to an abrupt end: adults were not allowed on the cars, kids had to go alone! Our hearts dropped: our kids don’t take well doing things without us and we though tears would flow and disappointment would ruin their special day
Except, it didn’t: after a quick look at each other, they both hopped on the car, together, and waved to us during the 1, 3, 10 rounds they took! They had the most amazing time. We were immensely proud of them and their smiles, captured in this photo, stay as one of our favourite family travel memories.
I love this memory. Our children have the ability to delight and inspire us wherever we go and in the most unexpected of circumstances. Thanks to Marta for taking part in Travel Timehop. If you’d like to follow Marta’s other adventures check out her blog and why not follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and Pinterest.
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