Living in Central Florida we have a million different activities to choose from on a daily basis. Walking around theme parks, checking out new restaurants and breweries, heading to the springs, heading to the beach, going to the zoo, whatever! We have it all. Normally when my husband and I are deciding on something to do, we usually choose from one of those I just mentioned, and I've always been fine with that. But when you're married to my husband nothing can remain "normal" for too long. Unbeknownst to me, he found an Alpaca farm....yes, literally Emperor's New Groove Kuzco style Alpaca Farm, only 45 minutes away from Orlando, called LunaSea Alpaca Farm!
When we first arrived we were greeted by the two owners of the farm, King and Lucy, a hilarious married couple who have dedicated their lives to raising and breeding Alpacas. King then takes you on the tour of the farm, but he doesn't just take you around and allow you to pet a few Alpacas on the head and call it a day. He literally throws you into the pen with the males, gives you food, and watches (while laughing), as all of the Alpacas swarm and attack! Okay, they're not really attacking, they just want all of your food.
After we're done feeding the males, he brings us over to the females and the babies for play time! He had us sit down in the middle of the pen and wait until the babies came over to us. Oh my gosh if those little babies aren't just the cutest things I've ever seen! They're so curious and want to explore everything around them. A few of them even got a little too close and may or may not have tried to eat my hair and bra strap, which I happily gave in to.
Once the actual tour was over, Lucy showed us what they do with all of the fur and how they turn it into yarn and wool to make clothes, stuffed animals, key chains, etc.
This experience for us was AMAZING and one that we will never forget. Luckily we are close enough that we plan on going back as much as possible to see all of the babies, and hang out with our new friends King and Lucy. If you are lucky enough to be in the area, I highly recommend you going to their farm, not only is it just amazing, but they only as for a $10 donation to enter. I included their website at the bottom of this page if you want to go take a look. And if you're not in Central Florida, don't worry! Pull up Google and search for animal farms in your area. You never know what you will find!