Monday, July 7, 2014

Orlando Outback


We are probably the only people on the planet that would spend a week in Orlando and only go to the parks one day.  But next year we plan to go to Universal and get a 3 day pass.  So there.  But one of the days we hiked on this Disney owned property in the outback.  Outback of Orlando that is. The souvenirs here were on the cheap side.  And oddly sticky even though no children had touched them.



There was water.  But no water rides.



We saw a bird.  And it had real wings.



The grounds weren't manicured.  And they were watered by God and/or Mother Nature. They both work for free by the way.



This young pine tree was one of the newest attractions.





And there were cranes.  Although, they weren't building a darn thing!



We walked for miles and didn't see any mice.  Nice



27 comments:

Buttons said...

This is my kind of wonderland. good choice and awesome view and shots. Hug B

DJan said...

Nice pine cone! Looks like it was just the kind of vacation you were looking for. Who needs stuff that's created by human hands when you've got this? :-)

Maggid said...

Brilliant!!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Looks like a very nice time!

TexWisGirl said...

definitely, my kind of tourist attraction. :)

eileeninmd said...

Cute post! I would enjoy seeing this part of Orlando. The cranes are cool. Wonderful photos, thanks for linking up! Have a happy week!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That's my kind of Amusement Park actually ... and much of it looks pretty similar to where we live in the winter .... on Florida's west coast!

Roan said...

Much preferable to all those crowds! Beautiful pictures!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I would much prefer your views here than the ones at the parks!

Lynn said...

This a cool place to have been, wonderful shots, I remember seeing that interesting tree trunk twisting out of the water a while back..it really is an amazing looking tree truck. :-)

Linda Hensley said...

Sounds fun. I smile at your word play and the photos are wonderful :)

Stewart M said...

That is a very large pine cone! Also love the Crane - thats a bird I am always jealous of!

Sorry for slow reply - hectic weeks!

Cheers - Stewart M

Mama Zen said...

These are fabulous!

Frank said...

Brilliant Sharon ... nature at its best.

We visited the Parks many years ago and every other day stalked the wildlife away from the crowds.

EG CameraGirl said...

How nice to see the crane! I haven't seen any her yet.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I know I was here yesterday, but was just now struck by the fact that our thumbnails on WBW look almost exactly alike! Excep for the color of our cranes. (Mine didn't build anything either;)!

dinascitywildlife.com said...

Beautiful shots and my sentiments exactly. No mouse in sight!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Very beautiful photos,, We loved the pine cone!
love
tweedles

Donald Urness said...

I have been trying to get a shot of a crane on the bike trail. I hear them and occasionally see them fly over or off in the distance but never where I can get a picture. I will have to settle for toads.

Margaret Adamson said...

What a wonderful place to wonder around. Love the Crane shot.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

I must plan to visit there on my next trip "up north." Catching up on correspondence and wish to thank you for your kind comments on my blog. After touring Alaska and suddenly being recruited to house some exchange students from Spain, I have had little screen time since, and am looking forward to returning to our normal routine in South Florida.

Creations By Mit said...

"Oddly sticky since no children had touched them" - - LOVE IT! I'm laughing out loud here! Great photos, as always!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Sounds like the perfect place to visit!

Neil said...

That was the best park to go to.

Gauri Kulkarni said...

Beautiful post... I would anyday visit the greens than malls and other commercial entertainments :) Lovely clicks

Carole M. said...

a very creative post and I loved it...

Pat Tillett said...

We are just like you guys. I would go to one of the theme parks, but only on a week-day and only off season. There is too much other stuff out there, that I'm interested in.