DAVE & REBECCA'S BIG ADVENTURE travel blog

Our setup on space 36 nice and comfy...

Walking around the area we found this old cabin as a Boy...

The FAMCAMP is on the edge of a bay leading to the...

Of course, Dave had to take a pic of another guy fishing,...

The Fullers meet the Hendersons! An awesome, on the road family

Map of the two RV parks on Eglin, one FHU and the...

We enter the Gulfarium to buy tickets....

Here are the prices fo you. Come on down....

We’re glad to have a small place, not too intimidating or expensive

OK, everyone say Awe! Not much is cuter than little penguins....

This guy was lonely or something, he kept squawking and calling.

Rebecca loves the birds, here she gets a big parrot to hold....

Turtles of the coastal Florida waters

Tortoise

I’m soooo tired of these tourists....

Feeding of the caiman, the guy handlers was chased for about 5...

Yummy,

“I wonder what the guy with the green camera taste like?”

Dolphin show

Dolphin show

Dolphin show

Dolphin show

Dolphin show

Harbor seal show, the boys is a guest having a harbor seal...

Time to eat

It’s a beautiful day on the Gulf Coast

For two lucky girls, we witnessed their Sea Lion Experience

The sea lions danced for them

Beautiful big male

We spent time with a recovering injured turtle

Then to the skate pond where....

There was an “experience” class being held

The people got to swim with the skate and rays !! !

The largest of the rays, about 4 feet across


It was an easy 194 mile drive west on I-10 to Crestview, then south on Hwy 85 to Eglin AFB. Dave was stationed here way back in 1979. He likes to tell people,”that was back when we flew pterodactyls and dropped rocks”! Yes, it was what seems, like a lifetime ago. But, anyway now the present Eglin AFB is a little different and we drive a Motorhome onto the base. The RV Park is a basic setup and not much going on socially. We’re here just for three nights and intend on spending one full day doing something exciting. We found our neighbors, The Hendersons to be a wonderful family. They’re a military family of 6 here on temporary duty. As it turns out, the Mom of the clan has, in the past discovered this Travel Journal of ours and recognized us. It was so much fun to talk to someone who knew something about what we do and where we’ve gone!

Of the several exciting things to do in the area around Ft. Walton Beach and Destin, we chose to go see the Gulfarium. It’s location is ideal as it is on the beach at Ft. Walton. Easy to find and the prices are reasonable. We spent a very busy four and a half hours seeing all the shows. The dolphin and sea lion shows were very informative and super entertaining. We were present at the feeding of penguins and caiman with the handlers talking about various aspects of the lives of the animal. Overall, we’d give this Gulfarium 4 thumbs up, way up!

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