Ok, so it isn’t quite as exciting as it sounds. It was just a statue I sat on. I was recently on vacation at an African-themed resort that was just stunning, Here are a couple of photos from that trip…not my best, as I take pretty lousy indoor photos, but you’ll get an idea of what this place looks like, anyway. Under this single roof was a large water park, a theme park (complete with bowling, go karts, mini golf, etc.), a few little gift shops, some restaurants, and a candy shop. It was a really nice little getaway.
Here’s a photo of that gorilla statue. Sadly, this is as close to horseback riding as I’ve come in quite some time. I did have a pony when I was younger, but that’s a story for another day. This was a handsome fellow though, and it felt like fun (and a bit rebellious) to hop up on his back.
The sheer size of the resort was astounding. For example, here’s the fireplace in the lobby, complete with a life-sized elephant sculpture overlooking the place. Believe it or not, this seating area was a very small part of the main lobby.
This is the Sweet Hut, an adorable little candy and chocolate shop that was also in the lobby. Yes, I got a chocolate bar, and it is delicious!
Here’s a small part of the huge indoor water park.
This is a fountain that was in the theme park. You can see part of the indoor ferris wheel in the background.
And finally, this was not at the resort, but just an interesting rock formation I saw on the drive home. The land was relatively hilly in the area, but out on nowhere, there was a towering cliff that appeared to be standing on its own like a game piece or something. It was amazing! I just wish I could have gotten a better photo, but the best angle was from a busy highway where it was impossible to pull over.
I hope you enjoyed the little tour.