Blog # 1:
Attraction Name: Centreville, Toronto
Submitted By: Michelle Adams
Word Count: 352
We took the children and my mom to Centre Island and Centreville yesterday. The weather was perfect with the cool breeze on our faces and the warm sunshine heightening our anticipation as we took the ferry. As we landed we could smell the fresh air. The kids laughed hysterically after reading the ‘Please walk on the grass” signs. The boys are water babies ...so we walked along the treed and flowered paths to the splash zone where they ran through the cooling sprays while alternating in the play park on the side. The adults, we spread our mat and enjoyed the sunshine, and peacefulness (as much as u can have with 2 active boys). LOL.
Then onto the beach area , a lovely area with beautiful beach sand and cool water that feels like silk on warm sweaty bodies – balm for the soul. Sand castles were built and children hopped in and out of the water. Cycles of all different forms and fashions ranging from single to duadricycles carried bright eyed adventurers along the paths that we too would explore. And a walk to the end of the pier carried us to a different time and space where merpeople exist and magic happens.
And when the warmth threatens to overwhelm, cool ice cream and ices bring the temperature right back down. The fountains back to the rides keep the gardens cool no matter how hot it got and the flowers are a riot of colours blended in a melodius dance. The birds swim gracefully as we cross the bridge.
The children loved the log ride especially the little splash at the end. They drove antique cars and small boats that had a boat horn. Then back to the wading pool for some cooling water. Even I went wading after them, enjoying the cool water. Everywhere we went children of all ages laughed and enjoyed, from the simple acts of walking - to all the rides for the adults.
The only sad moment...we had to leave ....but with the promise that we would be back to enjoy the little slice of heaven again