As a couple people have noticed, one thing we’ve enjoyed about our R&R is being in a place with lots of water, greenery, and wildlife. Jordan has birds for our garden and an occasional gecko. There are some barking lizards out in the desert, and we see sheep, goats, donkeys and camels, but our kids don’t get to see the critters I grew up with. Lizards everywhere, a wide variety of large and small land and water birds, and all sorts of cute fuzzy animals romping about. We’ve met all the squirrels, chipmunks, and bunnies for miles around.
We’ve enjoyed teaching the kids about the different trees, and life within the trees too, and often the bus or water taxi drivers have their own nature facts to share, like how bats live in the Spanish moss we see in the trees.
Of course, we had lots of water birds to enjoy.
Lizards are everywhere too.
even hanging out on the rides..
Even the restaurants have critters… we’ve enjoyed both the Rainforest Cafe and T-rex.