|A gator napping (really!)|
Last year at this time Dorrit, Vicki and I headed to Palmdale to participate in Gatorama's annual hatching festival. Dorrit went in 2011 (without me!), and I'd been marking time until the festival rolled around again. It was truly an experience unlike any I'd had before, and my enthusiasm must have shone through in my posts about the outing since my friend Lindsey wanted in on this year's trip as soon as she read about it. As it turns out, Lindsey and her neighbor Jane have become quite the gator aficionados since living at Riverwood. Both of their homes are on the Myakka River, and they've been known to see a gator or two in their backyards. So Jane rounded out our foursome for this year's adventure.
Another new activity being offered this year is the chance to sit on a 7 1/2 foot gator and have your picture taken. You might think that that sounds like it would be pretty scary. Truthfully, it looked like it would be kind of lame. Plus I thought it would be a bit cruel to impose my full body weight on another living being. So, I passed on this as well. On to the main event.
|Jane and her hatchling|
|Lindsey and baby|
|Me, Dorrit, and Lindsey|