Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Animals In General
"Please Stephanie, when is the last time we hung out together. I mean really can you even remember our last adventure?" I had to admit, she had a point. While raking my brain, trying to decipher the last time I had an adventure with my friend, Leah , I decided I wasn't going to win this argument. Sure deadlines were calling, brides and pet owners alike were waiting for proofs. But I had to get away, just for a day. And so on Monday, May 11th I arose extremely early in the morning for the hour and half commute to Orlando. Grand Central to Floridians, this iconic tourist trap reels in hundreds of millions of people each year. And I, being a local headed straight for the heart of it. Discovery Cove is known as the oasis amidst the theme parks, long lines, and thousands of people. Accepting only reservations Discovery Cove allows 1,000 guests into the park each day. After all, most of them come to swim with the dolphins so I would imagine there is only so much a dolphin can take in one day. I have to admit when my alarm went off I was tempted to hit the snooze or even more severe throw it against my wall and fall right back to sleep. I am so glad I didn't. I spent a solid 9 hours surrounded by the most beautiful animals and sea creatures. The aviary, sting ray pool and artificial reef housed enough animals for me to think I was on a tropical island. The food, drinks, and equipment were all included. So basically it was me running around with my camera in a park filled with amazing wildlife. Here are a few of my favorite shots. I encourage anyone, especially Florida residents to take advantage of their amazing specials right now. It is a day you will never forget.