We were planning to spend Memorial Day at the concert that NPS was hosting, but with Monterey’s temperatures dipping into the 50s for weekend, the Texas girl was in desperate need of some warm weather.
I had heard good things about Gilroy Gardens, a theme park geared toward young children, and since they were offering free admission for military for the holiday weekend (and it was 15-20 degrees warmer in Gilroy than in Monterey), we decided to check it out.
Now after Charlotte’s total aversion to rides at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk just two days earlier, you’re probably wondering what I was thinking taking her to a theme park.
You see, Charlotte is my adventure seeking child. Trenton has always been a bit more cautious. So I knew that if Trenton loved rides, that Charlotte would too.
And she did – just not in the beginning.
By the end of our day at Gilroy Gardens, each kid had rode at least 10 rides and were old pros!