Animal Kingdom Lodge at Christmas

We visited Animal Kingdom Lodge to meet friends for brunch at Boma, and to view the animals in the “safari park” area (these animals are one of the few free features of Walt Disney World!). When we arrived there were only a few birds, but after our lunch there was much more to see – including a Giraffe having its lunch!

Here’s a short video of the Giraffe having its lunch, too:

Lake Apopka from Oakland

At the annual Oakland Heritage & Wildlife Festival today we had lots of craft and other tents to visit, as well as the Llama …

We also got tickets for a boat ride on Lake Apopka, with very interesting talks about the ongoing recovery of the once very polluted lake – as well as great views!

A nice day out!

If you prefer, a video presentation!

Briley Farm

Our new home is just a short walk or bike ride to the West Orange Trail; heading east takes us into Winter Garden downtown, while west takes us to the next town Oakland (and further eventually out of Orange County, into Lake County and Clermont).

In Oakland close to the Oakland Nature Preserve is Briley Farm, and sometimes it’s possible to spot unusual animals there – here’s some pictures and video from this morning, with Zebra and Wildebeest!

 

Iceland 2017 video

We’re just back from ten days in Iceland, with such VERY different scenery (and weather) from what we’re used to in Florida. Mountains, glaciers, black sand beaches – and a need to wear a coat every day (but luckily very little rain).

I’ll be posting pictures in a while but for now here’s a nice video creation from our trip: