Hello! Today's post is the last post of our holiday vacation in Pensacola Beach, Florida. If you missed all my other posts, just scroll down. After spending the morning in downtown Pensacola, we had a leisurely lunch at a chain restaurant (which was not MY choice, but my families. I always prefer local restaurants when traveling, but after three days of tasting local cuisine, they were ready for something more familiar----like Applebees!), and then we went to visit Uncle Sandy's Macaw Bird Park. This is a non profit animal shelter which is located in the back yard of a neighborhood home. The house has been turned into an office building, and the backyard is a conglomeration of cages filled with mostly Macaws, but many other species of tropical birds as well. Now we are a bird loving family and have at one point owned as many as five birds at once. Now we only have one bird left, a cockatiel, but we have a lot of experience handling birds so we feel very comfortable around birds. Because of our comfort level around birds, we had a BLAST at this park. It costs $5.00 per person to enter the park, but they give you bread and peanuts to feed the birds.
I really marveled at the color in these animals. Just gorgeous. Each bird had such a different personality: some were shy, some were very friendly and inquisitive; they were all so fun to get to know.
Have a great day! Amy