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This year is the fifth anniversary of this blog. For the first year I was unsure about how many photos I could actually upload because of the free WordPress.com blogging account has a space limit. So I kept photo uploads limited to just my arts and crafts along with any photographs that I actually exhibited in a show. Over time I learned such things as graphic optimization so I was able to upload more photos that way than I thought I could. So for the rest of the year I’m going to devote Throwback Thursday to photos from previous blog entries (along with links to the original posts) that I should’ve uploaded five years earlier but I didn’t.

For the past two weeks I’ve been devoting Throwback Thursdays to this ten-day trip to Florida I went on with my then-husband back in 2010. This week is the third and final part in this series.

After spending a day recuperating from my day-long trip at Sea World, I decided to try a smaller theme park, which I wrote about in this blog post on August 19, 2010. This one pre-dates even Walt Disney World and it has remained in business despite the competition ever since. It’s called Gatorland and, as you should guess by the name, it’s a theme park devoted to alligators. Lots and lots of alligators.

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There were a few shows at Gatorland. One was a demonstration on feeding alligators.

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There were other animals at Gatorland besides alligators. But the gators outnumbered the other animals.

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I ended my time at Gatorland by watching gator wrestling. Yes, gator wrestling between a human and an alligator.

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Gatorland bills itself as “Orlando’s Best Half-Day Attraction!” and, sure enough, I had done everything at that place by the early afternoon. It was also very hot and humid outside so I decided to do an indoor activity. I checked out Titanic The Experience, which was located in a nondescript building near all of the major theme parks on International Drive. (I also wrote about that trip on August 19, 2010.)

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Inside the building there were accurate replicas of the various rooms of the ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. Here is a first-class cabin.

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Here is the grand staircase, which was restricted to first-class passengers only.

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Here’s the boiler room of the ship.

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I attempted to finish my day at Historic Cocoa Village but I didn’t last long because of the high heat and high humidity so I went back to the hotel where I was staying with my then-husband. My last full day in Florida was on August 20, 2010. In the morning I went back to Historic Cocoa Village because I found that the weather was relatively cooler before 10 a.m. when the heat and humidity suddenly jumps very high. I wrote about my last day on August 20, 2010. Here are my pictures of Historic Cocoa Village.

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I made a return visit to the massive Ron Jon’s Surf Shop.

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I bummed around Historic Downtown Melbourne for a bit.

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I got ice cream from this really funky ice cream shop.

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That’s it for photos from my 2010 trip to Florida. 🙂

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