More Beach and Some Tigers

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Another shot of the big kitty.

Monday morning my dad cooked breakfast. He is amazing at cooking anything, but especially pizza and breakfast. I'm not usually one for breakfast food. But my father makes me want to eat breakfast. I ran around for him to take orders on how people wanted their eggs and helped out where I could. The food was amazing, as normal; I was so not disappointed.


After everything was cleaned up and put away we headed for the beach once again. More sunbathing for me and a little swimming. Then back to the house for some lunch. Someone was always putting in bagel Bites so no one ever really went hungry when it came to lunch time. I also took a dip in the pool. My dad taught me how to snorkel, twas very informative. Now all I have to do is learn hos to swim and float in deep water and not panic.

Sleepy big kitty.
I almost drowned when I was seven and it took my dad nearly an hour of carrying me around on his back and diving with me to the bottom to get me comfy around the water again. Since I have my own pool now I'm much more comfortable swimming in deep water, but I'm not totally at ease.


After swimming and a shower and a pair of fresh cloths my dad, step mom, brother, and I headed out to find this Tiger Preserve thing that we had been wanting to go to. After getting pretty lost we stopped in at this restaurant that the family had planned on going to later on in the week to get directions. After directions we finally got to the shopping center we were told it was supposed to be behind. But after driving around some more and getting lost, again we finally decided to get out of the car and ask for more directions.

We went to a Preservation Station while on vacation and got to hold tiger cubs! They were so cute!
We ended up in the Barefoot Landing Help Center.


The guy behind the counter was very friendly and told us exactly where we were supposed to go. We were in the right place, we just had to walk through the shopping area a bit to get to where we wanted to go. We all made small talk and when he asked us about our plans we mentioned going to the Hardrock Amusement park. He got all chipper and told us he could get us a great deal, all the ticket for under eighty dollars. Considering it would have cost us close to a 220 dollars normally, we kind of jumped at the chance. The catch was, dad and Lena had to attend a seminar the next morning about this hotel thing that the guy was a advertiser for. No big deal and we got discount tickets! Sweetness!


The nice man also told us that they didn't bring the Tigers down to the station until around five, so we all piled back into the car and headed back to the house.

And more of the tiger cubs.
After hanging out at the pool some more and relaxing with the family it was finally time to go back! We got to Barefoot Landing a little early so we spent the extra time wandering around the shopping center and looking in some of the stores and stuff. Just window shopping, I was surprisingly good with my money on the trip.


We headed back to the Preservation Station just as everyone was gathering up to get to see the Tigers. T.I.G.E.R.S is a reserve for a variety of big cats and other animals. They have a very large park were they give tours for a whole lot of money, but it is so worth it. If we had the money, we would have taken the tour instead of going to the Station; but we took what we could and it was still amazing.


We paid for the pictures and got in line with the massive amount of other people.

More of the tiger cubs.
When it was finally our turn they got one of the big four month olds and put it in my brother's and my lap, with my brother feeding it from a bottle. My dad and Lena got to hold this adorable little one month old, which if you choose the one animal option for your picture, you got individual shots with. A tiger's fur is surprisingly rough and coarse, nothing like I thought it would be.


After hey took the tigers away they told my brother to put both hands out in front of him flat and plopped a monkey in his lap. On command the monkey wrapped his arms around my brother's neck and another picture was taken. The monkey was so cute, it had little cargo pants on. The process was repeated with my dad, Lena, and I and then everything was done. We squeezed into the small shop area with the rest of the people that had gotten their pictures taken in order to get our pictures.

The caregiver of the one month old baby tiger cub. He was so adorable.
We ended up buying a copy of each of us with the monkey along with the group shot with all four of us and the two tigers, so awesome. After all was done we went around the front of the building and saw the three big cats they had brought with them and then we headed back toward home.


Dinner for the night was hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill, very yummy. After dinner my dad headed back to the beach to go fish and I started up another game of cards with my grandmother and uncle and possibly a few others. Leftover birthday cake was munched on and then I went off to bed. Tomorrow I had Hardrock park to look forward too!!

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Another shot of the big kitty.
Another shot of the big kitty.
Sleepy big kitty.
Sleepy big kitty.
We went to a Preservation Station…
And more of the tiger cubs.
And more of the tiger cubs.
More of the tiger cubs.
More of the tiger cubs.
The caregiver of the one month old…
The caregiver of the one month ol…
Two of the cubs playing.
Two of the cubs playing.
Lena and i making fools of ourselv…
Lena and i making fools of oursel…
One of the big cats they brought a…
One of the big cats they brought …
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