I posted back at the beginning of March that the crocus and other plants were starting to come up. Well, with all of this rain and temperatures in the teens, the daffodils are everywhere!
Occasionally I have a regular reader send me in his thoughts/observations about Marineland. Like a lot of people, he is conflicted about the park. He has great memories and see so much potential, but the current situation just doesn’t seem right.
Here are some of his comments:
I still check the park periodically via social media and such as I haven’t been to the park in ages… I’m hoping to go for the 2015 season!
But here’s a recap of the 2014 season:
In March 2014 there was a bulldozer spotted behind Friendship Cove’s area
Peanut and her calf from 2013 passed away during the winter 2013-2014
Kelowna’s 2nd calf passed away in the winter 2013-2014
Kiska began play sessions with toys since May-June
Isis, Acadia, Aurora, Skyla, Rose and Talia were pregnant this year; all have given birth to healthy calves but Talia whom is still expecting or a stillbirth occurred (unconfirmed)
Belyi, the park’s first beluga passed away in August
Rain and Charmin are the only wild caught females who haven’t gotten pregnant yet.
Deadmau5 letter to the park… I personally want to take over MLC in a heartbeat but I can’t 🙁
Note: These are just his observations and I have presented them as is. I do not know how accurate they are, and have not tried to confirm anything.
From the Niagara Falls Review:
It’s a Wednesday afternoon a few days before Christmas and the last thing Dino Fazio wants to see is weather like this.
As winter begins, rain is pouring onto the outdoor skating rink built near the Table Rock building.
After seven years of heading up the Winter Festival of Lights, the 40-year-old Fazio knows weather is one of those elements he just has to roll with.
“When you’re involved in outdoor events, the one thing you can’t control is the weather. You’re always worried about it,” he said.
It is great to see the flowers starting to come up along the Niagara Parkway, even if it is through the snow.
The snow is gone now, and some of the smaller flowers have opened.
Someone with a Blogger blog posted about a recent trip to Niagara Falls (including a couple of pictures)
We decided to take the kids and Uncle Rick
to the falls on a rainy Saturday.
Unfortunately, the kids found them to be
a bit of a yawn and Graydon’s foot “hurt”.
Miraculously, Graydon’s foot-ailment went into remission
when we arrived at the ultra-tacky Clifton Hill.
Sounds a bit like one of my sons 🙂
Someone with a LiveJournal blog posted about a recent trip to Niagara Falls:
So I went to Niagara Falls this weekend, and came home with a fairly wicked sunburn.
This — for those of the readership not au fait with So. Ontario springs — is, to put it mildly, odd. The wind- and rainstorm that’s now blowing up in the sun’s wake is more typical… assuming this were mid-July, that is.
That said, I had a pretty good time at the Falls. Not that I’m unfamiliar with the wet’n’wild marvels themselves; Shoemom is native to the area, meaning they were routine scenery on weekly Sunday family drives, and later a mandatory timekiller for the grandkids’ visits.
The thing is, the surrounding area has… developed… a bit, since Shoemom was a little sneaker.
Someone posted about a recent class trip to Niagara Falls:
On October 7th 2009, Birchmount’s Travel & Tourism and Natural Disasters class decided to go to the beautiful Niagara Falls for a class trip.
We all loaded the bus at 8am sharp, and got on the road. It was a long 2 hour drive, but most of us got some sleep. As we arrived, the weather was horrible. It was cold and very rainy, so we couldn’t go on the maid of the mist as planned. We all went into a building with gift shops and decided to go see a movie. Niagara’s Fury was a 4D movie that brought you inside the falls and taught you about it. The movie was pretty cool because the stand moved and it got you wet, but i wouldn’t recommend it to an older audience. I think it was more based towards kids…