When Vlad first brought up the idea of taking a trip to Florida, his initial statement was "...and there's a parrot place where we can go and you can take tons of pictures"! This boy knows me far too well, because not only was I immediately excited for our trip to Florida, that's also exactly what happened! So this is the first post I wanted to share with you from my amazing vacation!
After a lunch on Hollywood Boulevard at The Big Easy, we arrived at Jungle Island for an afternoon of tropical wonder! We strolled through the paths the guided us through the thick green foliage with beautiful flowers blooming everywhere! Hanging parrot stands lined the paths, with all different kinds of these vibrant birds in every color combination you could imagine, perched and waiting for company! They greeted their visitors with friendly "hellos" and when I walked by one little orange parrot and started laughing at a joke Vlad made, I heard an echoing giggle beside me. That little orange parrot and I just giggled at each other for a good 5 minutes before I could finally compose myself!
We spent another 15 minutes feeding flamingos who would bravely lean out of their enclosure and gobble up the small pellets right out of your palm. After walking through the gorgeous reptile exhibits with the colorful lizards and snakes, we went into the habitat area, where the little monkeys would walk right across your face and eat their monkey biscuits in front of you! I could barely contain my excitement from the day! I was already completely satisfied with our entire trip and we had only just started! I could have stayed for days taking pictures; all the brilliant colors just fascinated me! So I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I do for this rainy Monday morning!