I needed to come up with a name for short, random blog posts especially ones that might not have one overall theme. I decided on "Random Rhinestones", but feel free to leave a comment below with your ideas too!
On the way back from the runDisney Princess Half Marathon weekend (You can read those posts here, here, and here!), we missed our exit and had to take a different way home. On this new road, we found a little gem of a place called The Showcase of Citrus! It basically sums up everything you think about Florida into one place! There is a lot to do and the staff is very helpful.
First, I got to feed chickens. It was quite fun and it made me feel like Cinderella - farm style, of course.
|Just call be the bird whisperer...|
After, we wandered into the groves to pick some oranges. It was a fun time especially when I used the "orange picker" (I don't know its technical term...) to reach the high ones from the tops of the trees. I will admit that picking oranges is slightly harder than I imagined. They are stuck on there pretty good!
|The "orange picker" |
(you must say it in the squeaky toy voice from Toy Story like The CLLLLAAWW)
At the end of our journey, I got to hang out with my new friend! Meet Walter!:
|He is a baby gator. Gators grow one foot every year until they are about 6-8 years old. Alligators never stop growing actually - they just grow less per year once they have reached a certain age.|
|I'm 5 feet 4 inches and the tire is as big as me!|
If any of this sounds oh so wonderful to you, you can send someone a package of sunshine by clicking here. Or, click here for some yummy citrus recipes! These are perfect for spring/summer, no? Comment below and let me know if you ever journey off to road side stands. Have you found any good treasures this way?