Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The real meaning of Christmas

Every year, the town of Christmas, Florida is bombarded with people who want to have their holiday cards stamped with the "Christmas Florida" postmark. Since that order of business is now wrapped up for another year, the locals can focus on the REALLY important stuff - namely, playing host to the World's Largest Fake Alligator.

Here's Swampy - the star attraction at Jungle Adventures. He's 200 feet long plus one inch (I've always been told a guy should get credit for every inch). In addition to being the World's Largest Gator, Swampy is Florida's Longest Roadside attraction. He's pretty special.

But, that's not Jungle Adventures, you can ride the Jungle Swamp Queen River Boat, watch Jungle Jim's Gator Wranglin', and see the Jumpin' Gator Jamboree. I'm sure it wouldn't surprise you to know there are gator feedings, but let's be honest - those are about as common as parades in Orlando.

Here's another nice touch - at Jungle Adventures, they don't just put the gators on display throughout the park - they also sell them in the gift shop as belts, money clips and suspenders.

If you can't visit in person, please promise me you'll visit their website, which has the most tacky fabulous greeting you'll ever hear from a computer-generated gator. Quite high-tech!

photos courtesy of and Jungle Adventures

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