Saturday, June 24, 2006

A Day at Bonfante Gardens

Russell had off from school all last week, so I took Friday off from work so we could visit Bonfante Gardens in Gilroy. Bonfante Gardens bills itself as the world only horticulturally-based theme park for children, attracting a completely different crowd than Great America or even Disneyland. It did not disappoint us.

The rides are geared for children under 10 years of age, with a good selection for the pre-school crowd. There are also many finely manicured gardens throughout the park, which was pleasing to my eyes. My only complaints were the stifling heat of a summer day in Gilroy (the Garlic Captial of the World), and the high prices on food and drink in the park. Otherwise, I was very impressed by the cleanliness and quick lines at the rides. We could have stayed longer, but Jenny and the kids were wilting in the heat. We'll definitely come back here, but only when the weather gets cooler down in Gilroy.

Russell enjoys one of the many horticultural displays at Bonfante Gardens in Gilroy Posted by Picasa

Punky looks back to see where his hat has gone Posted by Picasa

Jenny and Russell's swan boat leaves Punky and me behind it its wake Posted by Picasa

Punky was not a happy camper on the duckie paddle boat Posted by Picasa

Punky felt better when his mother offered him a kiss Posted by Picasa

Russell was very pleased with the fog-maker during the garden boat ride (note Nemo hat) Posted by Picasa

Punky and Russell: "Not another train ride!" Posted by Picasa

Russell to Punky: "Capiche?" Punky to Russell: "Hand over the milk." Posted by Picasa


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