Friday, May 20, 2011

Adventures at Busch Gardens



The Captain and I went to Busch Gardens today, where they were busily working toward next Friday's opening of their newest attraction, Cheetah Hunt.  It is unbelievable how fast these projects progress.  We last visited a few months ago and couldn't believe it is almost ready to open.

It was a hot and humid day in Central Florida where we kept going back to take a break around the Sheikra attraction where you can get wet just by being close to the water portion of the ride.  The little kids hanging out and getting drenched over and over again were so entertaining.



It was fun to hang out in "Stanleyville" today.  We really enjoyed our lunch at the Zambia Smokehouse where we were served a huge portion of pork ribs and french fries . . . well worth the $12.49 they charge for the platter.  We decided to eat outdoors so we could take in the sights and sounds of Stanleyville, goof on the people around us and be amused by the birds who would descend on the area after a table was cleared.  It is pretty cool that they stay away from the people who are still eating at the tables . . . at least they are polite :)

The disappointment of the day is when the camera batteries died and we had to stop taking photos.

Here are some photos we took of Cheetah Hunt . . . I'm working on a new video of today's visit.  We took lots of landscape photos and The Captain got some awesome shots of turtles riding on the back of the gators.  




The landscapers were putting the finishing touches at the base of the new ride.




Looking up from the base of one section of the ride.




More views of the ride, which stretches through a large part of the park.




Click here for my blog post on the introduction of Cheetah Hunt which includes videos from Busch Gardens.  

We are tentatively planning to be there for the opening of the new attraction and will take lots of photos of the completed ride.

What an awesome and beautiful day!




Sunday, May 1, 2011

My home town . . . Tampa


Tampa is such a cool place to live with so much to do and see.
It is where I have lived most of my life . . . it is home!

Rather than write another post, I thought I would post videos
that I have gathered from YouTube to show Tampa from
the perspective of others.


A tourist's video view of Tampa

 

 Visit Tampa/St Petersburg video

 


Destination . . . Tampa Bay

 

 Travel Guide - Tampa Bay

 

 Tampa Bay, The Movie ~ History in Tampa
 

Tampa Video and Audio Tour