We had to fly home today but before we go, we wanted to go to Black Hammock. It was only a little ways from Kimarie's so we didn't have to worry about a long drive and being late. We packed up as much as we could but we still had clothes in the drier so we had to go without being fully packed. We decided we would have to be back by 2 so that we could finish packing and be to the airport on time.
When we got there, we went right over to the cages with the female alligators. They didn't move much so we walked around the cage to see if they would move more.
|Lake Jesup (full of alligators)|
That didn't work so we decided to go over to the huge male alligator. While we were looking at him through his cage, he started making some really weird sounds and tipped his head up. One of the workers told us that it was his mating call. The female alligators in the other cage started calling back, it was really cool. I don't think they so it really often so it was cool to see.
Next we went to show Brooklyn the birds, since they were more colorful, we figured it would be easier for her to see than the alligators. The parrot talked to us and said "hello" which Avery really liked. We tried to get it to talk more but it was more interested in its toys.
Kimarie went into the restaurant to see if she could get take out orders of Gator Bites and saw that there was a live little alligator that you could hold and get your picture taken with. She told the girls to come and get us so we could get our picture taken with it. Tyson and I both held it and Brooklyn just looked at it wondering what in the world it was. It was cold but different than I thought it would be. I really enjoyed it and I was glad that I decided to hold it.
Before Kimarie could get their orders of Gator Bites, Tyson and I decided we had better head back to their house so we could finish packing and get ready to head to the airport. When they got home, Tyson and I both tried alligator, which wasn't bad, it was just really chewy. We finally got packed and headed to the airport after grabbing some lunch on the way.
We got through security at the airport surprisingly fast for the number of people in line. When we figured out where our gate was, we decided to get some snacks for the wait. We found Smoothie King which had the best strawberry, kiwi, papaya smoothie. It was insanely good. Brooklyn really enjoyed it too. Then we grabbed some chips and some chocolate milk for Brooklyn. We sat and ate for a little while and walked around a bit. When it was time to board, we got on the plane and headed for Salt Lake City airport. Brooklyn was really good on the flight, other than the fact that she kept trying to grab the lady's black hair that was sitting in front of us. But she kept everyone else entertained by saying "hi" the whole trip when she wasn't sleeping.
We landed in Salt Lake and got some pizza for lunch and waited for our next flight. Before we boarded, we decided we needed to find some milk for Brooklyn for the flight but no one had any. Tyson walked around for a while and finally found a Starbucks that gave him a cup of chocolate milk. We boarded the plane and Brooklyn slept the whole way home from there. We landed and Tyson went to grab the car while I held Brooklyn, who was still sleeping, and waited for our luggage. Tyson came back and we loaded up the car and headed home. We got Brooklyn in bed and we're headed to bed ourselves. It was a great vacation, even with Tyson and Brooklyn getting sick. I am looking forward to my own bed though!!