Sunday, July 27, 2008

Eccentric America

Oh boy and I do mean eccentric.

On the way home today, we stopped by Colorado Gators in Mosca, Colorado, a fish farm which has somehow morphed into a wacky home to more than 400 alligators, turtles, snakes and other reptiles, along with some ostriches, donkeys and other critters.

It's heaven for adolescent boys.

Upon entering, they corral you and take your picture holding a live alligator. They even give you a bravery certificate which they coax the live alligator into "signing" by teasing open his mouth so he bites your award.

After quitting the alligator farm, you can travel further up Highway 17 and visit the UFO Watchtower in Hooper, Colorado. As we drove in, we were herded by a very excited Australian shepherd and then greeted by a three legged dog.

By this time, I was pretty eccentric'd out so I just sat in the car and took pictures while Steve explored the little Quonset hut of an exhibit.

Strange little corner of America . . .


1 comment:

Susan said...

I love such eccentricities though. Where would we be without them?