We decided to surprise the kids today by taking them to Gilroy Gardens. It is a theme park about 2 1/2 hours away from our house. We had never been there, so we weren't sure what to expect. Turns out...we LOVED it!
The boys were so excited to go inside that they actually hugged one another!
There isn't a character Hudson doesn't love. There is a giant garlic because Gilroy is the garlic capital of the world.
Evan and Eric on the monorail. It was really cool because it went in and out of a giant greenhouse. We also had some great views from there. We were the only ones on the ride at this point at 10:15 in the morning!
Hudson likes the monorail as well. One thing I was super impressed with at this park is the fact that even the smallest of kids could go on most of the rides. There were only 2 or 3 things that Evan couldn't ride. Most of the rides we were able to do as a family. Pretty cool.
Inside the beautiful greenhouse. We never did go back and actually walk through it. Next time.
I could not get over how pretty this place was.
Hudson on a boat.
Evan on a boat.
This child got so much joy out of this place. It was great!
One of the few rides the boys went on by themselves.
I really was there at the park! Eric took this photo with his phone of Hudson and me waiting in line for the balloon ride.
I have to say, we were highly impressed with the park. All the employees were friendly and helpful. The park, while fairly small, was easy to navigate. The biggest draw for us, however, was the fact that we got to do almost everything as a family.