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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thursday - the trip ends at Bush Gardens . . . and a Luau

The last day - we drove from Orlando to Tampa. Only an hour - but a huge difference in heat. It was hot and miserable in that heat too! We thought we would be able to see the animals a little closer then this, but could not - except for the giraffes. Which was awesome.

Do you know that a giraffe's tongue is dark blue? Do you know why it is dark blue? They eat so many hours a day and their tongue sticks out and pulls the food towards them - that is why it is so long, but the reason for the dark color - is so the tongue won't get sunburned! Can you believe it? GOD THINKS OF EVERYTHING - doesn't he?

We all got to feed her leaf lettuce. She loved it.
You think that the hair would be soft - or I did - but no - it is coarse - rough.

And what color is a zebra? Black and white? WRONG! Zebras are brown and white - the brown is so jammed packed (thick) - it appears to be brown.

Now that's one big girl, but she's a beauty isn't she?
Another animal sitting around on this hot day. We left around 4pm because we had to get back to our dinner - our last dinner on the trip - a luau at the Polynesian Resort at Disney.

We arrived at the luau and my little stitch found his surf board! lol

The food was wonderful and the entertainment was awesome.
One of the best parts was this fire twirler. He was good and of course the grandson was amazed by it.

Well the trip is over - and we had a great time.

Tomorrow Fun Friday.


Some thoughts for the day:

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. - Helen Keller

No one would ever have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in the storm.
- Charles Kettering

And who better to end the trip with but -

You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. - Christopher Robin to Pooh

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Jojo said...

Safe travels.

A 2 Z said...

Hi Chatty,

It is always remarkable to see animals up so close for the first time. You are very lucky and so is the rest of the family! Thanks for sharing.


Linda @ A La Carte said...

So glad you got to take this trip! I know you, Kelly and GS loved it all! Seeing animals up close like that is amazing. The Luau looked like super fun!

That corgi :) said...

that was interesting about the giraffe, Sandie; and you are right God does think of everything! amazing He is!

how neat you ended the trip with a luau! I bet the food was good; the entertainment looked mesmerizing!

thanks for sharing your trip with us :)


Marydon said...

G'morn, Sandie ~ It is such fun there, but the heat is definitely different.

Love your pics ...
Have a beautiful weekend ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Ginny said...

All great pictures of the day!! Of course my favorite is about the giraffe's tongue, who knew? That is outrageous!!!!

My Grama's Soul said...

Thanks for sharing your info and your travels....



Walking on Sunshine... said...

Love the giraffe! I would think the hair would be soft as well. Looks like you had a great trip!

Angela said...

Hey Sandie!

Great pictures! It has been years since I've seen any of those animals! I really need to try to get the kids to a zoo.

Looks like everyone had a great time!


Mevely317 said...

Wow, this brought back some fond memories ... when we first moved to Tampa, Busch Gardens was a favorite!
I've never been to a luau -- gotta put that on the "list", huh?

Susan said...

Dear Sandie...Well my gosh, what a wonderful trip all of you had. GS is one lucky little kid! So many experiences, things to discover, and FUN! Thanks for sharing your delightful adventure in Disney World. Susan P.S. Never knew that about the giraffe's blue tongue. Holy cajolie. Learn something "blue" every day. Susan

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What fun trip! We just drove right past Orlando today on our way back to Ft Myers. (We didn't stop to have any fun.)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

God's creation... perfection! What a fun fieldtrip. So nice to visit you today, and thanks for you dear comments.

Katie said...

That looks like a lot of fun!

That picture with the zebra's tongue sticking out is so funny! :D

Katie ♥