After arriving at our delux anniversary suite, we walked around the area to check it out. Here are some photos of the touristy and tacky area, that is on the way to the falls:
and finally the falls themselves!:
The next day, we checked out a bird sanctuary-Bird Kingdom. As mentioned, I am a little nervous around larger birds, but I will jump at the chance to look at and pet animals, bird fear be damned. Bird Kingdom also had reptiles, bats and amphibians at this place and I recommend visiting it if you’re in the area:
Here is an iguana that was just sitting there on the steps hanging out.
Iguanas are another creature that I am weary of, but unlike the more ‘sociable with humans’ creatures known as birds, they do not make good pets ! I used to volunteer at a place like this and that was my take away experience from that job-Don’t get an iguana! They whip their tails at you, bite, scratch and pretty much take over your house! We spoke to an employee there and I mentioned my ‘keep the iguanas in the wild’ stance and he agreed, however, he mentioned that the iguana on the steps was quite friendly. A sucker for a chin scratch. So perhaps it is not that all of them are constantly aggressive, just most of them. I mentioned that the males tend to be more aggressive than the females and he countered with: “The meanest one here is a female. See her over there?” He pointed towards a grouchy looking iguana peering at us in a tank, “Yeah I feel bad for this guy, because I have to remove him from the stairs at night and put him in the tank with her and she is REALLY mean!”
Poor guy. That bitchy iguana kinda reminded me of my bitchy coworker.
After leaving this room, we ventured out into the more bird centric areas of the place. One room had little birds tweeting and flying from trees to the windows. They were a variety of dazzling colours:
Another room had a waterfall and larger birds all zooming about, including some cool ones near the ceiling:
We were also divebombed by some crazy red birds! They came flying right at us! It happened so fast, I didn’t get a photo, but I laughed my ass off afterwards. But here are two more, not quite so fast birds:
Hubby pointed at some neat ones up high. There was an American woman who walked around next to us and seemed to really like birds, so I gently touched her arm and pointed towards the same birds.
“Isn’t this place amazing?”, she sighed, “I’m in heaven!”
I don’t know about “heaven”, but the place was pretty neat. Next up, Maid of the Mist, a Haunted Castle, hanging out with Travis and Dave and Niagara on the Lake..