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A Trip to Fantasy Land

How time flies! January, which is the coldest month here, flew just like that. Gabby celebrated his 11th birthday and Sunday, her 9th. And for that, January left happy get-togethers, sweet smiles, and thoughtfulness and generosities from friends. Thank you so much to them.

This February, I took a day off from work to be with my kids on their second field trip here in Riyadh. I had fun except that there were some incidents that I think should have been avoided had the organizers planned the trip well. But I won't expound on that in this post. I'll save that for later. What I would like to share here is the Fantasy Land which the kids went to on their previous field trip. Gabby and Sunday had so much fun there (while their doting mom carried their bags, made sure their backs were dry, and they were hydrated.)

But what the kids enjoyed more was the Dolphin Show. Who would've have thought that an arid place like Riyadh have dolphins? And before any animal welfare activists react about me enjoying the dolphin show, please know that I am against it. I worked in a veterinary pharmaceutical company before and most of my superiors, the veterinarians, told me that caging them or having them learned tricks is against their nature and instincts. But since we were already there, and I know the kids would enjoy it, and we already paid for the show which is part of the field trip cost, we watched it and enjoyed.

I learned after watching this, that the only reason these dolphins do this trick is to get the food after.

I didn't want Sunday to ride this inflatable boat pulled by the dolphins.
I let her when she said she really wanted to. 

As what field trips are for, the kids learned so many things then. I also taught them what I learned from the vets. As for the Fantasy Land, I think it is one good weekend get-away place where families can bond, commune with nature, and have a break from work.


Farida said…
Did you have a hard time asking your kids to go back home?

I had a hard time coming up with a decision to change my blog name. Help! I'm now torn between the former and my present. I find the former limited kasi. And I appreciate your thoughts! :)
Beng Gee said…
Indeed, time flies so fast! I am looking at Gabby and Sunday's photos and I'm really amazed how fast they've grown. They look tall for their ages eh! Belated Happy birthday to the good looking kids! (It's obvious naman why they're good looking, di ba?!)

I'm sure they had a blast with this field trip! I admire you for finding time for the kiddos when needed. That's how all mothers should be!

Beth, wait ko ung post mo dun sa incident na parang may controversy ha? Me tsismis factor kasi eh. Aha haha!

See you again! Brb!
Beth said…
Hi Ida, I like your former blog name. It's easy to remember. :)
Beth said…
Hi Ate Beng,
Thanks for the compliment. Hehe, they took after their dad. Haha.
I haven't posted the kids' field trip this year. I won't forget to mention the incident, promise. Thanks for always checking out if I have new posts, Ate Beng!
When does the dolphin show occur at what time?

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