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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Who Doesn't Love Giant Garlic With Sunglasses?

I have never been a big fan of amusement parks.  Roller coasters make me nauseous and I can do without the standing in line, crappy food and overpriced souvenirs.  My kids, on the other hand, do not share my hatred of roller coasters and seem to enjoy the crappy food and overpriced souvenirs.   Go figure.

For our last hoorah of summer we braved the heat and took the kids to Gilroy Gardens.  If you are ever in the Bay Area, it's actually a nice place for the under eight year old set.  My very short three year old could go on all but one or two of the rides and my six year olds could ride several of them on their own.   The park is clean and not too big that you can't see it all.  We took a spin in a giant strawberry, rode the train and listened to some talking vegetables spew the virtues of healthy eating habits.  

But the best part of the day by far was this:


What could be more fun than a giant clove of garlic wearing sunglasses? 


7 comments:

anymommy said...

Thanks for my best laugh of the day!

heartatpreschool said...

Those giant garlics need sunglasses out there in blazing hot Gilroy...

PsychMamma said...

Ha! Great picture. Don't you have to wonder what the guy/gal inside the garlic is thinking and what their REAL expression looks like?? Can't be fun to be garlic on a hot, hot day in Gilroy.

Thanks for sharing a smile!

Kate said...

Step aside Disney Princesses! Garlic is the new photo op favorite!

Seriously though - I also hate roller coasters. Not looking forward to amusement park outings...

Maura said...

Cute! I was hoping you'd post a picture. Didn't count on the added bonus of a "Sister for Sale" t-shirt on Gloppy!

I've always wanted to go to that park but figured it was pointless without kids to take. Next time I'll just borrow yours. :-)

Insta-mom said...

I'm not sure what's cooler on a clove of garlic...sunglasses or big purple shoes.

Gotta love Gilroy!

Andrea's Sweet Life said...

My favorite part of that picture is Gloppy's shirt, "Sister for Sale". It look like he's offering her up to the Garlic!