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Oh the Places We Go, The People We See ...Dream Trip Report


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We then arrived at Ardastra Gardens. Our bus driver did tell us that they were not in the best shape right now because of the hurricane. Most of the flowers had blown off during the storm, and though it would still be nice, it wasn’t at its full glory right now.

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Right as we walked in we saw the Lemurs, or as Claire calls them , the “King Julians”. They were a huge hit for her and we ended up going back to look at them after a bit.

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The water was so nasty looking. I am not sure if this is normal or a leftover from the hurricane.

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Claire and I had separated from the family while we looked around, but the place isn’t too big and we easily found them after a bit.

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I am at the hospital visiting my mom. This report has been a great distraction while she naps. Seriously, better than a good book. On page 11 and am loving every minute of it. Thank you for taking the time to do this. I really appreciate every single post. Excellent job!

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I am at the hospital visiting my mom. This report has been a great distraction while she naps. Seriously, better than a good book. On page 11 and am loving every minute of it. Thank you for taking the time to do this. I really appreciate every single post. Excellent job!

 

 

Thanks for reading along. When my husband was in the hospital ealrier this year. I did a lot of reading of trip reports to make the time go by too.

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Here are a few of Geoff’s pictures.

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They were having a budgie feeding, so we all decided to check that out. We had to wait for the OK to walk in and then we got apples to feed the birds with. The birds would come right to you and eat, but you weren’t supposed to let them eat the skin. We had to throw those in a bucket and then we could get new apples. We had a lot of fun here.

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This was a lot of fun and the kids really enjoyed it, though Abby didn’t want the birds to touch her. She was more into watching them eat. Even Alexis was squeamish at times about them touching her too.

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I thought this was a cool shot.

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Claire and I ended up being some of the last ones in there. As people left, they kept handing off apples to Claire and she decided she was done, so she handed them off to me. I finally just took them to the lady as I wanted out too. It was fun to do, but I didn’t want to spend my whole day in here with the birds when there were other things to look at as well. And the Flamingo show was going to start after a bit, so I wanted to scope out the rest of the area before that.

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Some of these Flamingoes had a bit of an issue with each other. It was funny to see them yell at each other. It just made me think of 2 women having a fight, with lots of nasty words and head bobbing going on.

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We decided Claire needed a picture with the flamingoes.

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We enjoyed just watching them run around freely.

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We then walked over and took a look at the leopard.

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I think he thought we looked like a tasty snack.

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