Thursday, July 30, 2015

In The Swim of Things

A nearby hotel just built a beautiful swimming pool with three different depths, including a kiddie pool only half a meter deep (about 18 inches).
The kiddie pool also has some great waterslides which the girls really enjoyed.
They offer a family package where the whole family can swim from 10am to 8pm for 14€. They have a cafĂ©/restaurant in the pool area (and a bar IN the deep pool that you can swim up to, order and drink!), and nifty waterproof wristbands that you swipe and at the end of your time, you give it to the entrance/exit personnel and they charge you for your purchases. Great not to have to worry about keeping your wallet dry! And there were lots of places to sit, lounge chairs, bean bags, and hammocks. They even provide towels!
We went for about 3 1/2 hours, ate lunch there and really enjoyed our time.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Low Budget Kids' Stuff

In the past week we have taken two opportunities to fight the cabin fever of cowering in the one air conditioned room in our house to escape from the 102° heat. There is an exhibit of dinosaur fossils from Patagonia, Argentina, on display in Budva. The best part is that it is inexpensive (€5 per person, children under 5 are free), and very geared toward children. There is a place for digging up "fossils."
There are places to color, do "rubbings" of a dinosaur etching, play games on computer, put a giant puzzle together, even little egg-shaped chairs that close so your child can pretend to be a baby dino about to hatch.
Two of the girls' favorite things were the dinosaur they could "ride"
and the "insert your face here" picture.
We were also invited to a birthday party at a "mini zoo" which had some ponies, a pig, goats and rabbits that you could pet
 ducks, geese, a turkey and a peacock.

There was also a giant trampoline, slide, swings, seesaws and concession stand. And no entrance fee! You did pay €1 for 15 minutes on the trampoline, and I presume if you ride the ponies it costs something too, but a nice and inexpensive experience for sure.