Friday, August 16, 2013

A Little 5 on Friday Fun

Yay for Friday! It feels good to almost have this first full week back from vacation behind me. :-)

I'm happy to be linking up with 5 on Friday again this week! I thought I'd share 5 really cool places that we visited while on our Gulf Shores Family Vacation last week! (I'll be sharing these activities in more detail in my days 3-8 posts coming up next week.)

First and foremost was the Dolphin Cruise we took Monday night. Dolphins are by far my favorite animal. I swam with dolphins back in 2000 and it was such an awesome experience. This cruise was great because we were guaranteed to see dolphins and it did not disappoint.

Second was Zip-lining! Jake and I Zip-lined on Wed. morning while my parents hung out with Jackson at the condo/pool. We zip-lined at Gulf State Park and it was amazing. There were 7 lines that we zipped down. It was cool because once you were on the first tower, you zipped straight from tower to tower until we were finished. The last line was a double line, so Jake and I got to race. Unfortunately he won. Ha.

Third is Alligator Alley. Alligator Alley is a huge Alligator Farm where they have over 200 rescued alligators that live in a natural environment. Lots and lots of swampy areas for them to live happily. It was really cool to see. Jackson got to hold a baby alligator. He was not afraid at all. :-) The second picture is of "Captain Crunch" their largest gator.

Fourth was visiting the USS Alabama in Mobile, AL. It was very fascinating to see the huge battleship up close and personal.

Fifth was touring Fort Morgan. Jake loves learning about the Civil War, so this was right up his alley. It was super hot that day and a lot of it was outside, so we didn't spend as much time there as we would have liked, but it was very interesting.

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Sarah said...

Love those dolphins jumping. How awesome is that to see?! And whoo hoo for zip lining! :)

Melanie @ 4Kottez said...

Love the pics and I want to zipline BAD!

Unknown said...

It looks like a fun trip!

Shannon said...

Ahhh - that picture with Jackson and the alligator is AWESOME. I'm glad his little mouth was taped up! :)

Desiree Macke said...

Your trip looks like it was seriously awesome!!
We occasionally go out for whale watching cruises, and see more dolphins than whales. No matter how many times we see the dolphins they always have me in awe. Such amazing creatures!

Liz @ Fitness Blondie said...

What a fun week!!! Dolphin's are SO adorable

Stephanie said...

I can't wait to hear more about each of these adventures! I've always wanted to go zip lining. It looks so fun!

tiarastantrums said...

looks like you guys had an amazing time!! so much fun!!