Posted by Sue on:
Okay, so I'm not a guru at this "writing for an online newspaper" thing. If my photo actually shows up when I post this, I think I'll fall off my chair.
As a grandma in Santa Barbara, I am always searching for a place to take my active 2 and 5 year old granddaughters.
The other day I took the older one to Alice Keck Memorial Gardens where we pushed all the buttons on the tape machines, hiked on the paths and observed the fish and turtles in the pond.
We watched the turtles maneuvering up the crowded concrete sides of the pond only to slip back into water. We saw one turtle "get in the face" of another one and taunt him by vibrating his "fingers" (really fascinating to watch).
And when the 5 minutes were over, we headed back across the street to Kidsworld at Alameda Park where I resumed chasing, lifting, climbing, and my favorite, sitting on the whale.