Six of us went off to Orlando today. On the way we stopped at a golf course and saw an alligator in a pond. (for free). We got really close.
We all fit in the big Biffa car that Huffle hired. We started off by going to Downtown Disney.
Mr Gator asked them to give their most excited faces or the man at the car park would turn us away.
The boys thought that we were in Disney already and were looking for Mickey and the gang. We were actually only there to take them to the Rainforest Cafe for dinner. Since we have been here Smallest hasn't been eating much because by the time we get to dinner in the evening he is too tired to eat (If only I had that problem), so we decided to eat at midday instead, however he still didn't really eat much. Too excited by the elephants and the storms. The food wasn't brilliant but we did promise the boys.
We had a quick walk around and then got back in the car and drove to Gator World.
Smallest holding on to a Gator Tooth
I have never seen so many alligators in one place. There were tiny ones, huge ones, middle ones, sleepy ones, scary ones, docile ones, loads piled on top of each other. Lone ones who skulked in their own enclosure. We also saw white ones that kept out of the sun.
There was a cage you could stand in full of budgies. There were hundreds of little birds and they stood on your hands, arms, head. Lovely little birds. The boys went in and the birds sat and walked on them but they didn't like it so they left. Mr & Mrs Gator and I stayed in for ages.
There were really big tortoises too. Massive.
Bird having a ride on a Gator's back
Then we made our way to the Gator Wrestling. A man talked to us for a while about the history of the Gator. Then another man came in and pulled a gator out of the water and sat on it. He played around with it. Made it do tricks. It was really good.
Then he got people up to sit on it and have ear photos taken. Smallest had a go. Small wouldn't do it. Mr gator did it too, but he was too scared to go on his own so Smallest went with him.
We walked around there for a while and then got in the car again and drove back to Disney Downtown.
I don't know who this dude was but I liked him
Again the boys were so excited because we were sooooo close to proper Disney. We go there tomorrow, can they get any more excited?
We had a lovely day today and it great to spend the whole day with the Gators. It was a long hot day. It will be longer tomorrow and probably hotter. By the time we got home the boys were tired and they went straight to sleep.
Last night Huffle, Mr Gator and I watched Swamp Men and today we watched Storage Wars. brilliant - hope we can get these back home.
Some of the photos were taken by Mr & Mrs Gator. I haven't paid them for these photos or even asked their permission to use them but as they were better than mine (or more likely that my camera was out of charge) I give them credit for them (but I can't remember which ones they were). thanks anyway Gators.