Alligators In The Desert

We were driving through Colorado one day when we came across all these letters that spelled out “Colorado Gators”

letters

Oh my God! I’d totally forgotten getting those discount Colorado Gator tickets back at the UFO Watchtower.
alien

There were signs for this place for miles. My favorites were the traincar art
gator.painting

and the broke-down truck
alligator.truck

This alligator pointed us in the right direction

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The alligator farm offered a lot of options.

fresh.fish

alligators, fresh fish, and canoe rentals. Canoeing in alligator-infested water would be soooo exciting!

Despite all the signs encouraging us to come to the alligator farm, the no tresspassing sings made me question whether or not we should be there.
NoTresspassing

tresspassing2

but we went anyways

I dropped Dora off in the unloading zone
unloadingzone

Then tried to find a place to park.
no.parking
At first I thought parking was gonna be an issue since they wouldn’t even let me park in front of their abandoned train car

but they had plenty of parking elsewhere I saw later on
rv.parking

While no one came to the alligator farm in a hellicopter like the sign suggested
hellicopters

they did show up in golf carts
parking.gold.cart

and 4-wheelers
4-wheeler

I finally found a parking spot
peacock
next to this peacock

I started to get a little scared when I saw signs like this one

be.careful

and this one
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which was posted in front of a double-wide with fake swamp painted on it.
trailer

Was is just me or did this farm smell like crap?
working.farm
Oh, okay. It wasn’t just me.

On way to the entrance, we saw this sign
troll

As it turns out, the “troll” is a goat
goat.bridge

We saw this sign, so we decided to cross the bridge. I just LOVE donkeys!
bridge.sign

They were all playing on the animal playground
playground

I felt sorry for this little donkey, who was too fat to fit through the tire tunnel of fun
donkey

When we left the playground, this sign pointed us to the alligator farm entrance

entrance

After I said the pledge of alliegance, I realized how parched I was and drank some of the water they provided
InGodWeTrustr

Thank God I bought those discount tickets at the UFO place, cuz it would have cost me and Dora $18.75 to get in!
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We didn’t have enough cash to buy gator chow, but I had something in my pocket I could feed them anyways.

I really wish I’d seen this sign before I went in. My alligator shirt in the car that would have gotten me in for FREE!
wrestling
I also learned from this sign that they had alligator wrestling classes (but they were $100 unfortunately) and allowed pets.

they weren’t kidding about the wrestling
wrestlingpics

or the pets!
entrance.cat

cat

All that water I drank made me have to pee real bad

bathroom
Their bathroom — AMAZING!!!!

And it came with reading material,
magazine.toiletpaper

which was great, cuz I got all caught up on world events

magazine.read

When I came out of the bathroom, I was a little distressed by this sign

accident.free

Not only had I just used the men’s bathroom, but this place really was dangerous!

To be continued…………….

To see the UFO story from a couple weeks ago, click here
http://melaniehamlett.com/2009/09/04/slow-aliens-at-play/

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