Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Monkeys, Mouse, & Lions

We arrived at Silver River State Park November 28th, are stay was only 4 nights here.  The park was wonderful, the sites were huge and it was a very quiet place. The weather even cooperated.   We did get one day to kayak up the river.  We had heard about how nice this river was  and as a bonus there are monkeys that live along the river. We hoped that we could see them. we started our voyage up the river enjoying the weather, wildlife and the sunshine. A boat came around a bend and told us that the monkeys were around the corner. We kicked up our pace and was very excited when we spotted them. It was really fun to watch them play in the wild. A lot different then seeing them in a zoo. This is a place we would definitely come back and visit. It close to town with shopping, restaurants, and entertainment but you wouldn't know it by the looks and sounds at the campground.

We moved on down the road and landed at Fort Wilderness Campground located in Walt Disney World. It was nothing like the place we just left. The campground was nice, clean but it was a tight fit for us.  The first spot we went to was to small for us to get into so we called and the changed it right away.  We had never visited the campground before and was overwhelmed by all the Christmas decorating.  It offered lots to do and was very clean. It was a busy campground with lots of stuff going on all the time.  The good part about this week was we were gonna meet up with our son, his wife and the grandkids. That was the best part of the  trip. We took the kids to Animal Kingdom just Jeff and I. It was fun for sure. Then we all went to Walt Disney World and Hailey got to meet the princess's.....priceless. Ashton had a great time riding the rides. It was a good time. By staying at the campground we got to get in 1 hour early so that really helped. We took a break came back had lunch and rested then went back to finish up our day.  The kids took a day and went to Seaworld and Jeff and I went to Epcot. We had been there before but there was new stuff to do.  We spent a day together at the campground swimming and hanging out.  Then we went to The Hollywood Studios we had never been there before again we got in an hour early and that was so helpful.  We were able to hit all the big attractions before it got to busy.  It was a fun week but we need to rest up after that for sure.


We need to rest up....We had reservations at the KOA at the Lion Country Safari. It was only a short stay 3 nights. When we woke up we heard this moaning, roaring and we found out it was the lions next door.  The park was right next to us. You drive your car through this park. I couldn't believe it.  It was really awesome. you have to keep your windows rolled up and they give you a cd to listen to as you drive through.  Its  good  to go first thing in the morning cause the animal are more active. Its really nice to see these animals in the wild (well Kinda) instead of cages. It was a 4 mile safari and it took about 11/2 hours to drive through. Then they also have some walk through stuff you can do.  I loved the part were I got to feed the giraffes.  We had so much fun the first time driving through we did it again the next day. Definitely worth the time and it wasn't very expensive either.