Monday, July 30, 2012

Lukas Nursery/Butterfly Encounter - Oviedo, FL

Upon looking for things to do with the blog I ran across a place in Oviedo that was a nursery where you can go and buy plants, vegetables to grow, statues and anything that would go in your outdoor space.  The cool thing about this nursery is that they also have a Butterfly Encounter.  Entrance into the exhibit was only $5.00 per person and went towards the upkeep.  You are allowed to go in and out as many times as you wanted because the temperature inside the exhibit was like 120 degrees.  

My girlfriend and I meandered in the beautiful plants and many different species of butterflies.  In one area you were allowed to walk inside - dip your finger in Gatorade and they would drink it off your finger.

Finches were another species that hung out in the opposite end of the exhibit - all different types and colors - they were very excited.

After exploring the encounter we choose to walk around the nursery and check out all of the neat things they had for your outdoor space to blossom.

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Tropicana Field - St. Petersburg, FL

Over the July 4th weekend, I was invited to attend the Yankees vs Rays game at Tropicana Field in Tampa. I had never been to the stadium as was very interested to check it out and of course tailgate.  We left Orlando around 10:30 in the morning and headed on down.  When we got there the parking was free cause we were so early for the game and there was tons of available shaded parking areas.  We set the two cars up back to back so that we could give ourselves a little area to house the table for the food, chairs, coolers and our grill.  Soon after we set up we started grilling out - and exploring the other camps of tailgaters around us.  

Once into the park we watched the first few innings and decided it was time to walk around and explore.  

One of the first things that we did was go to the Rays tank inside the stadium.  You can actually watch the game and pet the rays at the same time.  This was really interesting and unlike any other stadium in the league.

After our Ray tank experience we did the entire tour of the building - and boy do they have a ton to look at and explore!!!

Taking your kids with you - no problem - they have an entire area just for them to hang out!!!!

If you enjoy baseball or are looking for something different to do - check it out!!!!

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