Another classic in the gardens is the boat ride. There are a bunch of blue boats which I swear have always looked like this and will keep on looking like this in 1000 years, I am sure.
Alex, Thomas and I took the second boat. Now, the 5 min or so boat ride itself is utterly unremarkable: you float along the little canal, passing some tunnels in which you have scenes of some fairytales (but I cannot recall which ones) and that’s it. The landscaping is quite decent and one of the tunnels comes in the shape of a big fish that swallows you (also has been the same since I was a kid – I always liked this idea).
In general, however, it is just a peaceful ride (well, once Thomas stopped crying for mommy) and we took a few photos of us. Here’s Alex:
I actually cannot thank Alex enough for joining us, even having taken a day off. He was as always super great with the kids and also kept my mom entertained – I could not ask more in a friend and I don’t think I showed my appreciation enough (so – yeah – let’s do it here, unpersonally, in this blog… but seriously: thank you, buddy!).