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Gulfarium in Fort Walton Beach

It’s going to be a rainy morning, but not a problem – we’re going to the Gulfarium in Fort Walton Beach. It’s expensive – even with our senior discount our tickets are $18.95 EACH! But the happy toddler is under three, so he goes in free.

Feeding the Manta Rays:

Feeding the penguins:

Feeding the Turtle:

Gulfarium Bayou Area:


After visiting the Gulfarium we left, just as the clouds broke open and deluged us. We took refuge at Big Daddy’s BBQ and Thai Food which serves a large and happy population at Hurlburt Field and Eglin AFB. We had seen the funky looking place every time we take Highway 98, but this is our first time stopping there. It was a great stop on a very rainy day – the food was hot and tasty; the restaurant low key, and fine with children. They had lots to choose from, a buffet or you could order off the menu.

We get back to our beach place just in time for naps – all of us! Taking care of a 2 1/2 year old is exhausting! By the time we get up, the sun is shining, the surf is up and it’s beach time!

August 10, 2012 - Posted by | Adventure, Cultural, Eating Out, Education, Entertainment, ExPat Life, Family Issues, Food, Local Lore, Pensacola, Restaurant, Weather | , ,


  1. Things to delight a young child’s heart!

    Comment by momcatwa | August 10, 2012 | Reply

  2. And seeing his delight ignites our own 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | August 10, 2012 | Reply

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