As most of you who visit this page now, we went to African Lion Safari on Thursday with Laura, Carmon and Kamara. It was a great day. Ryan was actually old enough to appreciate it this time and Alex may remember it this time. Oddly enough he doesn’t remember the last trip which is very unlike him. When asked, Ryan’s favourite part was the choo choo ride. Alex’s was the “big kid’s splash pad” that he spent a good chunk of time in.
Unfortunately all was not great that day. Near the end of the day (literally on our way out of the park) Alex went through this little kids obstacle course type thing. The last part was to climb down a chain ladder with wood rungs. It’s about a 6′ climb down. The base has some thin padding. Sadly, Alex though that the padding was softer and thicker than it really was. He sat on the edge of the ledge and dropped down instead of using the ladder. If anyone is keeping track of such things, a 6′ drop is bad for a 5-year old’s feet. At first he couldn’t put much pressure on it but he was able to move it about so we knew it wasn’t broken. He slept on the way home but could walk into the house with a bit of a limp. The next day he started off the day saying it was sore but said it felt better shortly after getting up. There’s a bruise but other than that he’s okay.
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