Real Music – Real Masters – Ballroom with at Twist

Refills of caramel popcorn is only available at the vendor near the entrance.
The smell entices you to get some as you walk in.

Ballroom with a Twist was a great performance worth the trip.
Watch out though, they want you to get-up and try some of the steps.

 

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Close up lions.

 

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Don’t forget to join the trainers at 3:30PM.

Debbie the Hippo loves to perform for the crowd.

 

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2019 Picking Oranges

After 7 years of visiting Florida there are still more new things to do.

Sunday we went to Hancock Groves to pick Oranges with my niece and her young family.

Nothing is better than fresh oranges in the morning.  For the cost of a small bag of oranges we had a good walk in the mist this morning and visited the gift shop.

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Late Summer Monday at Bruce National Park

The perfect way to spend one of the last days of Summer.

We made the most of our day pass to the Bruce National Park hiking to the Grotto in the afternoon then to Singing Sands to watch the sunset.  Bruce National Park is Dog friendly so be certain to take your leash and your dog to enjoy the hiking.

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Singing Sands was now open with it’s renovations and new boardwalk.  Watching the sunset was well worth the return trip to Tobermory, Ontario.

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Chasing Sunbeams

The hot hazing days of summer are just starting and made for a perfect early morning walk through the Strathroy Conservation Area.

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My dog Rickie enjoyed the walk and our adventure chasing the sunbeams.

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We were even lucky enough to see a deer in the field.

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Then back home to enjoy the garden.

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Spring flowers 2018

My favourite season, spring is finally here in Strathroy, Ontario.

Walking along the trails at Strathroy Conservation Area, Trilliums are finally starting to bloom and everything is turning green.

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At home the signs of spring are just as beautiful.

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RHYTHM IN THE NIGHT

The 8th and final in the Real Music, Real Masters Series, RHYTHM IN THE NIGHT was definitely worth seeing twice.

 

 

 

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Season Pass holders were allowed to take a visitor for free in the month of February so I saw all of the shows this week:

TURN IT UP:  the coolest show at Busch Gardens

 

 

 

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OPENING NIGHT CRITTERS:

 

 

 

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ROCK A DOO WOP:

 

 

 

Walking through Busch Gardens:

 

 

 

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The Diamonds

Week Number 3 of the 2018, Busch Gardens: Real Music Real Masters Series was The Diamonds.

The Diamonds are an amazing live performance to attend.  Be certain to take advantage of anytime you have an opportunity to see The Diamonds live.

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This week’s walk with the animals at Busch Gardens included the Bird Cage and Kangaroos.

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Zephyr Park, Zephyrhills, Florida

One of my favorite free places to go for an early morning walk.

The water levels are still very high in Zephyr Lake from Hurricane Irma, but the multi-use trail is currently accessible around the entire route.

The squirrels are as friendly as ever.

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The ducks are enjoying the high water levels.  I even saw 4 babies with their mother.

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The Woodstorks are still here and as unafraid as ever.  I counted 6 Woodstorks around Zephyr Lake.

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Ibis, an immature Heron and a Paragon Falcon were also seen this morning.

Pinery Kayaking

Learning to Kayak has taken me to Pinery Provincial Park to the calm, clear waters of the Old Ausable Channel.  It takes me about 3 hours to go from the boat docking area to the far bridge and return.  I’ve managed to see huge snapping turtles swimming and painted turtles sunning themselves on the logs.  Unfortunately I’m not brave enough to take my camera kayaking with me yet.

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Flowers blooming in June:

 

Hungry Muskrat swimming in the Ausable Channel:

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Fish, dragon flies and birds abound.