Last post from St. John's, folks. We'll be saying goodbye to this lovely little city on Saturday, heading home to Calgary via a short holiday in Orlando. I'm hoping that our sunny detour will allow our boxes to arrive in Calgary within a few days of us doing so, but I can't say for certain when that Toddler vs The Disney Marketing Machine post will be appearing. My goal is to be back online sometime in the beginning of April.
The weather wasn't really great this morning, but I wanted to take Madeline to see one more thing in St. John's - the butterfly exhibit at Bowring Park. It's in their conservatory (though I would personally call it a greenhouse) on the duck pond side of the park (as opposed to the swimming pool side of the park). Madeline and I parked in the lot near the duck pond, and walked up. I thought she'd love seeing real, live butterflies because she's quite attached to her Time for Kids: Butterflies book and really enjoys the Little Einsteins DVD about the caterpillar/butterfly.
Truth be told, I hardly recognized my little Lepidoptera fan as she cringed and ran every time one flew near her at the exhibit. The butterflies were spectacular (and there seemed to be hundreds), but it wasn't nearly the fun time I imagined, considering that Madeline was cowering on a bench. One little orange butterfly actually landed on her orange parka, but I thought twice about telling her about it :)
Even if Madeline wouldn't recommend it, I would. Go see the butterflies at Bowring Park. The exhibit runs for a few more weeks. Admission is $5 for adults, and free for kids four years and under.