We arrived at Busch Gardens on Sunday, see C's birthday is this Saturday but last weekend we bought one of her presents (a bunk bed), so while my honey was working hard putting it together, I was keeping C busy with a trip to Busch Gardens.
The animals were all in rare form today, the lions were playing, the hippo had a case of OCD and gorillas were being silly.
There wasn't very many people there first thing in the morning, the theme doesn't compare to Animal Kingdom but BG does hold their own.
See the little baby in momma's arms? Sooooo cute! She was cleaning him.
The Clydesdales were out walking, such massive and beautiful creatures.
Skyride time! Bring it back MK!
Here we go!
I gotta tell you when you think about what "little" is actually holding you, well I personally start wondering if I should diet more.
I did get some great shots of the park though.
This elephant looks like he's talking to the other. "Excuse me sir, have you seen my hay? I think I left it around here somewhere."
The Birds! They are attacking!!!
Time to play with the kitties in Africa. I must say the glass enclosure is great here. They have safari vehicles built right into the plate glass so the kids can climb in and look at the animals, very inventive.
I love the color in this photo, I don't know why..
Mom and dad were sleeping while the kids were playing. I think its funny how you notice mom is kinda sleeping with her eyes like slits and dad is passed out on the grass. I guess in the lion world the moms are always on their paws.
This hippo was totally acting OCD, she would walk the same path over and over again. Walk in the water, get out of the water, walk on the shore, get back in the water, swim around, rinse, repeat. LOL
And back in...
Swim in the water..
One enclosure over there were some lemurs chowing down on some lettuce.
But this Lemur was my favorite, just hanging out..cooling off next to the water and watching things crawling in the grass. LOL
Then it was back on the skyride again as it was time for lunch. They have a great barbeque place towards the back of the park so off we went!
Construction? Does anyone know what this will be?
We grabbed some lunch and sat down to eat, this was our view, we were so close to Shiekra.
Then we headed to Timbuktu to play some carnival games.
So I plunk down $10 bucks for this HUGE bucket of rings. It's the ring toss where you have to get it on the bottle to win a prize.
So C and I are throwing and I GOT ONE! We ended up winning this HUGE tiger that I had to carry from the back of the park to the front and we had so many people pointing and staring that C even mentioned it.
It's so large that I had two paws over my shoulders and C still had to hold up the tail to keep it from dragging. I'm not that short! It was a life size tiger.
Since we couldn't do anything else at that point, Phil called to tell me the bed was ready and we headed home. Here is the bed and the huge tiger that C can't sleep without now.