Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Florida - part 1

This year for our family vacation we headed to Florida to take advantage of Grandpa and Oma's hospitality, again.
Almost as soon as we landed their relaxing, zen, idyllic vacation home was filled with hoots of laughter, the infectious giggling of a little girl and lots of splashing pool. I don't think that they minded one bit.
Lola and Dad did a lot of swimming.
The weather this year was amazing and the only way that we could get Lola out of the pool was to bribe her with cheezies. As a parent I'm not really proud of that, but hey it was vacation.
And Pool side lunches with a glass of wine are so much nicer then eating a cold sandwich in a dank poorly lit office.
On one day we were able to convince Lola to get out of the pool long enough to head to the zoo. She was pretty excited to see the zebras. Mostly because they looked just like the guy from Madagascar.
Naples has the perfect vacation zoo. It takes about 2 hours to walk the whole zoo and you get to see some pretty fun stuff. We saw a lion pee through the fence and on the back of the zoo keeper from about ten feet and Ocelot catch and eat a mouse in two bites.
Check out the other things that the Naples zoo has to offer. Cut outs of tigers
and stone camels that you can climb on. It was a perfect warm, sunny day to visit all the animals and we managed to make it home in time for a swim and nap before cocktail time.

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