A Journey with Love and Laughter

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Pirate Adventure

It was time for our Christmas present!
Thanks to my sister and her family we were on a Pirate Adventure at Centre Island, Toronto.

We got to ride the ferry to the island, which the kids thought was lots of fun!
Katheryn wanted to be right up at the front

Nick in his chair couldn't get up tot he top deck, but he had fun sitting with is cousin

Katheryn enjoyed being out with her Daddy

Nick liked playing with this little girl

We headed through the park to Pirate Life.
Which had a giant pirate ship to play with

Katheryn liked the stocks.

For our pirate adventure we had to make sure that we were dressed like a pirate!

Nick was very specific that he wanted blue

And then he had the opportunity for some pirate makeup.
He knew exactly what he wanted

This was everyone's reaction

Arr! Who are ye pirates!

Everyone is ready for some treasure hunting!

I even grabbed a selfie with this land lubber!

Oops! Until they caught him for his pirate upgrade

As we journeyed through the seas of Lake Ontario we were told a harrowing story about a lost treasure and a curse

The was lots of activities they got people to participate in
Like the Jellyfish song (which I don't have any pictures of, because I was helping Nick. But I'm sure if you ask my father he will sing it for you

There was participation from the audience

But I think when my father was chosen, they had no idea what they were in for!

We got a beautiful view of the CN Tower and city of Toronto

Then it was continuing on our journey for the treasure

Katheryn found a parrot

Nick started to get tired (the weather was beautiful and sunny, but hot)

But when enemy ships came near we were able to cool down

In the end, we were able to break the curse

The kids favorite thing to do was fire the cannons!

It was a great pirate adventure!

The only negative was that when we all got off the ship we had a bunch of people who came between Nick and Kyle and me. So when Nick got off the ship, he slipped and fell down with his crutches, but Kyle and I were too far away to help.
He got some bruises on his arms, and it scared him. But he was able to calm down, and we had a pirate who sat with us until Nick started feeling better.

Then it was time to check out more things at Centre Island.
Nick isn't allowed on any rides, so we stayed away from the rides. Katheryn had fun running through the sprinklers

And she enjoyed the maze

There was some pools that the kids went into. I hadn't even though to bring a bathingsuit. But I did bring a change of clothes for everyone, so they were able to get dry.

We decided to try taking off the tops of his braces to see how he would walk.
He was a little wobbly, but was able to do it!

The pirates had recommended a restaurant at the far end of the islands.
They said it had good food and reasonable prices.

We hadn't actually realized how far away it was.
We walked, and walked, and walked.
We did get a couple places for some scenic views

After about 45 minutes of walking we made it to the restaurant, the Island Cafe.
I wasn't very impressed and I wouldn't recommend it.

We got lousy service. I never received my drink and Kyle got attitude over ordering his beer.
Everyone finished their food before Jamie and I even got our burgers. And when we got our burgers and bit into it, the inside was all red. While the 2 of us wondered if it was undercooked we were finally able to flag down a waitress we were told it was ketchup and vegetables and not raw.

I wasn't very happy considering we actually spent a lot of time and energy to get there.

These cousins had a great day together

And the kids played High 5 while we waited for ice cream!

The restarurant was right across from the ferry.
So luckily no more walking!

It's the pirate life for us!

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