Random Topic Tuesday
As you can expect I had a great time on my honeymoon. This isn’t my favorite though as I don’t really consider it a vacation. It’s more of a rite of passage as we transitioned from “single” life into marriage. My trip to Italy was definitely memorable but I was young when I went and definitely didn’t appreciate it to its fullest. But my favorite vacation is a very simple, somewhat impromptu little getaway that my husband and I took in December of 2009. Work was really stressing me out that year and I was ready for a break. Matt suggested going someplace warm since we had just gotten hammered with snow from the infamous Snowmagedon and desperately wanted to escape. Florida seemed like the perfect place to go. Instead of heading to the beach we opted for going to Tampa to visit Busch Gardens. The reason we decided to go there is because there's an animal safari you can go on and you get to feed giraffes. I thought that was the neatest thing ever and definitely have never even been close to a giraffe. I know that seems like such a lame place for a childless couple to visit when they could be anywhere else but it sounded like the perfect choice for us. Our trip had a rocky start to because the airline lost our luggage. We were both pretty pissed the first day but decided not to let it ruin our trip and ended up going to the ever faithful Target to buy some clothes and toiletries. The next day is when we headed to the theme park to get our adventure on and once we were there we could care less about our belongings. We walked around the zoo looking at the different animals, most of which I don’t remember. I know there was a large white tiger that got up really close to the plexiglas where we were standing and I felt like he was going to tear through there at any moment. We paid our additional $30 bucks and it was time for the most exciting part! The giraffes were really sweet, gentle creatures that reminded me of over sized puppy dogs. Their tongues were long and black and they loved taking the food right out of your hand. We also saw rhinos but did not feed or even get close to them. A mama rhinoceros and her baby were running through the field and the baby accidentally got trampled by the mama! He was fine though and got right back up. We didn’t go on any rides since neither of us are big on getting motion sickness but I didn’t feel like we missed out on anything. The rest of the trip was relaxing and the airline found our bags after all. It was my favorite vacation because the weather was perfect, I badly needed it and it was a great experience. I can't explain it but I felt so much happiness while we were down there. I look forward to when my daughter is old enough so we can take her down there and she can be just as amazed as mommy was.
So, what was your favorite vacation? Something exotic or simple?
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