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Bush Gardens - had lots of birds

We got up bright and early today - ready for Busch Gardens. At 8:15AM we were on our way in the car. The weather could have looked more promising, but we took our chances.

We reached the parking lot at Busch Gardens at 9:15AM - only one hours drive from our condo - not bad at all. Not a lot of traffic either. Again we're pleased about how structured everything is at US Parks... You never have to wonder where to drive or where to park or where to go for you tram / shuttle. It's so nice&easy!

Even though the park opened at 9 it was already lots of cars in the parking area, but no lines for the tram or to get tickets for the park. We were told to go by the information desk on our way out again, to get free 2 day admission to the park, within the next 6 days. We did that.

After visiting Animal Kingdom and not being overwhelmed about the animals there, we didn't expect too much of today, Guess what! WE LOVED IT!! And we highly recommend Busch Gardens.

There were many giraffes - so much fun to see them up-close
.. We only took one ride - as we didn't want to spend our time on rides now that we finally could see all the wild animals!! Getting so close to most of them, seeing so many, having such a pleasent time and just enjoying EVERYTHING - we were THRILLED!

We spent more than 6 - six -  hours in the park. The kids loved every minute! If we'd had the energi for it we could easily have spent the whole evening too, doing it all over again.

Yes, I did take lots of pictures, just love it - being able to "get so close", because the animals were close, and also because I have "the best camera" I've ever had... I just have to take pictures!!!

Pictures from our day in Busch Gardens

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Bush Gardens - had lots of birds
Bush Gardens - had lots of birds
There were many giraffes - so much…
There were many giraffes - so muc…
Like I said earlier, lots of birds…
Like I said earlier, lots of bird…
The whole park was like a garden, …
The whole park was like a garden,…
Like this rhino - who happened to …
Like this rhino - who happened to…
Many cool animals with LONG horns …
Many cool animals with LONG horns…
Lots of pretty animals too...
Lots of pretty animals too...
Have your pick, there are so many …
Have your pick, there are so many…
These guys were in a huge pile... …
These guys were in a huge pile...…
Pretty birds in pretty colours!
Pretty birds in pretty colours!
Even a snake - Marcus had to pet i…
Even a snake - Marcus had to pet …
And we had a rainfall - didnt las…
And we had a rainfall - didn't la…
We saw elephants being fed.
We saw elephants being fed.
Fun to watch as the keeper tried t…
Fun to watch as the keeper tried …
We even went on a ride... just one…
We even went on a ride... just on…
More than enough for us - havent …
More than enough for us - haven't…
Lunch in Jungala - the newest part…
Lunch in Jungala - the newest par…
Our company during lunch - there w…
Our company during lunch - there …
We did get pretty close to several…
We did get pretty close to severa…
There were also some strange anima…
There were also some strange anim…
And some nice artwork too
And some nice artwork too
And a boat of beer...
And a boat of beer...
Loved these birds, posing like pros
Loved these birds, posing like pros
Union meeting during shifts.
Union meeting during shifts.
Lots of Zebras, with little ones a…
Lots of Zebras, with little ones …
Same goes for the giraffes...
Same goes for the giraffes...
Always need to take pictures of th…
Always need to take pictures of t…
Dont know about cute, but they su…
Don't know about cute, but they s…
And beautiful.
And beautiful.
Keen for a swim...
Keen for a swim...
togheter with this little blue fis…
togheter with this little blue fi…
or what about this one... big enou…
or what about this one... big eno…
After more than 6 hours, we took t…
After more than 6 hours, we took …
that was just one of many many oth…
that was just one of many many ot…
Looks like rain as we were almost …
Looks like rain as we were almost…
Didnt make it out of the car befo…
Didn't make it out of the car bef…
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