I am not a fan of amusement parks. I don't need a park to amuse me. I amuse myself pretty well without having acres dedicated to my potential amusement.
However, my friend Suzanne is a musician at Busch Gardens. When she offered me free tickets to see her perform in an Irish show at the park, how could I refuse? I was gratified to note that Starbucks Corporation and Busch Gardens finally recognized what the true name of the famous coffee establishment should be.
I didn't go on any rides. Not a single one. Totally disinterested, I really enjoyed my little train ride through the park and all the animals, though.
What a handsome boy.
Here he is chilling at the end of the day
The park has a habitat for magnificent rescued bald eagles.
And a wolf habitat. This one is snoozing in the late afternoon.
He's in the upper left of the pic. As laid back as he is, they keep him far away from these guys:
These birds don't even look real to me; they look like you need to plug them in or add batteries: