A new friend invited us to join her and her boys for a visit to the Homosassa Wildlife Park. We had a GREAT time. We saw some manatees, oogled a huge (and active) Hippopotamus and generally just had a wonderful time in the sunny weather. Yes, while our northern (and not so northern) friends and family are getting pummeled by snow and meteorologicly sealed into their homes we were outside working on our Vitamin D intake. Calvin & Christian hadn't seen any manatees before and they seemed to be interested in them.
|Older boys spotting the manatees|
It was a beautiful day.
My friend's boys are almost exactly Cal & Christian's ages so it was fun to see them interact.
At one point they commandeered the bench and turned it into their own jungle gym (pun intended...)
About the coolest thing I've seen in awhile... the hippo emerged! I've only EVER seen hippos in the water. The size and scope of this guy just baffled me. I'm still at a loss for how his tiny legs hold him up.
We enjoyed a picnic lunch, saw some snakes & birds and thoroughly exhausted the boys. All-in-all a really great day!