This is my favorite time of year in Florida, when the sun is shining but it’s still breezy enough for a trip to the beach or a walk around the parks without feeling like you’ll die of heat exhaustion.
This past weekend it was my birthday, so my family and I decided to go on a little trip to Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park. I love this particular park because you can see and learn a lot without all the hustle and bustle of the bigger theme parks. The walkways are set up beautifully and I can stop to take photographs, while Meg runs back and forth between her daddy and I, without the fear of losing her to a crowd.
I think this Homosassa park is one of Florida’s many hidden gems! Their educational programs include a 53-year-old hippopotamus named Lu, a manatee viewing center, alligators and some close up encounters with their reptiles. They also recently added a shore bird aviary exhibit equipt with a nicely sized viewing area. Between the beautiful weather, being with my family, and having my camera in tow it was the perfect way to spend my birthday.