The first area we went and looked at was the Old FIorida area. A wasn't very impressed with the buttons you could press around the different buildings to hear stories. (They scared her.) The adults on the other hand enjoyed listening to the history behind the buildings. As I walked around rocking A in the church, I imagined what it was like over 100 years ago in these same buildings. I imagined how hot the mothers must have felt holding their children during FIorida's summer heat.
After learning about the history of FIorida slaves, we visited the FIorida Wildlife area. I think this was the first time I've ever seen the American Bald Eagle up close
or been close enough to poke a white-tailed deer in the ass.
I have to say, so far, my favorite part was walking along the bridge over Lake Bradford to look at these trees. I felt like I was in Lord of The Rings or something mthyical. It was truly breath-taking.
A loved waving from the train, too. FAREWELL! SEE YOU SOON!
And yes, A was wearing a dress. WE'RE IN FLORlDA! Don't you just hate me?
We're hoping to be able to go back to see what the rest of the museum has to offer later this week once the rain leaves our forecast. We decided to get the annual family pass because it was less than the cost of two visits and we weren't able to see everything. If nothing else, it will be good exercise in nature with the family!
So, if you ever come down to TaIIahassee, you've got to check this out.