Day with the Elephants

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I went to a farm called Two Tails Ranch. Surprisingly it is located in Northern Florida just five and half hours from us here in Miami. Elephants in Florida? Yes. I thought I would have to wait a few months for my trip to Bali coming up to have my dream come true, but I was ecstatic when I found out there is elephants only five hours from me! I woke up at five in the morning and went on a five and half hour road trip. Personally I love road trips, they are so relaxing with such beautiful scenery, allows you to realize there is an abundance of life to be seen and lived from every corner.

When I arrived to Two Tails Ranch it was such a beautiful farm full of twenty two magical elephants. The farm is very personal and you can see that it is family owned, which made it very comforting. I had a personal Extreme Encounter tour which includes watching Luke the famous elephant paint us his masterpiece, sit with Luke for an unforgettable photo, feed additional elephants on the property, and ride Patty. After that we stayed for hours and had the rest of our personal tour where we bathe Patty and wash her two times so we have a clean elephant for the endless amounts of photos we were about to take. We washed her entire body, behind her ears was her favorite. She would get up and roll over and lay down on command, she was so unbelievably smart. (Fact: Elephants can’t lay down for longer than an hour, the reason being is because their own body weight will crush their internal organs, so lying down for longer, would slowly cause their organs to be crushed. So, like horses, they sleep standing). I then had the rest of the day with her in the yard just watching her mannerisms and learning her character. Each of the elephants have their own personalities. I was told Patty was the most fond of me because of the sounds she would make when I would be standing near her. It almost sounded like a cat purring with echoing. I felt the love 🙂 She would hug me with her trunk and I felt like I was being hugged by the universe.

It was so mesmerizing to see how smart and loving these creatures really are. They really are similar to characters of dogs!  To have the time to ride, feed, bathe, and spend the day with these beautiful creatures was such a blessing and I am beyond grateful to have had this amazing opportunity. Elephants are truly my favorite and one day I hope to have elephants. I hope you enjoy, thank you for visiting my sweet space on the internet 🙂 Wishing everyone a blessed and wonderful New Year!

Fun facts about Elephants :

They have the largest brains in the animal kingdom.

Elephants can live up to 70 years in captivity.

Elephants are the only mammal that can not jump.

Elephants eye sight is weak, but their sense of smell is strong.

Their trunk has more than 40,000 muscles in it.

Elephants can play, cry, laugh, and have the most incredible memories.

Elephants eat five bales of hay a day and thirty pounds of fruit.

Last but not least … Elephants are not afraid of mice.

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    • January 8, 2017 / 12:00 am

      Thank you! Wow so grateful to connect all the way from Chile, that is amazing! <3

  1. January 7, 2017 / 1:28 am

    Ah I’m so jealous haha it looks like you guys had so much fun! And your outfit is so beautiful!

    ~Jessica Linn
    http://linnstyle.com

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:59 pm

      Thank you so much Jessica! I really appreciate it 🙂

  2. January 7, 2017 / 2:24 am

    Lovely photos. I love elephants too. They are so cute! Xoxo, Viv

    • January 7, 2017 / 11:58 pm

      Thank you so much! And aren’t they the cutest? 🙂

    • January 7, 2017 / 5:07 pm

      Yes they are amazing! Thank you for visiting <3

    • January 8, 2017 / 12:10 am

      It was truly amazing! Thank you 🙂

    • January 8, 2017 / 12:11 am

      It really was such a great experience! Thank you so much Cinzia <3

  3. sunshinesabina
    January 7, 2017 / 10:33 pm

    Absolutely amazing and so beautiful! Elephants are wonderful and just seeing these photos truly melted my heart. So glad you got to spend a day with them, I wish I could do that one day too. Maybe this is a bucket list thing I should add 🙂

    Sabina | I’ve Got Sunshine

    • January 8, 2017 / 12:14 am

      Wow Thank you so much! Your comment brings so much joy to me 🙂 I wish you do this one day too. Definitely a great bucket list addition <3 Thank you again.

    • January 8, 2017 / 12:16 am

      Thank you so much Ashon 🙂 Happy weekend to you and best of wishes for a wonderful New Year!

  4. theluxilook
    January 8, 2017 / 3:10 am

    The most beautiful, intelligent, and majestic animals. Being around them is such a special experience!!

    xx, Amy
    http://www.theluxilook.com

    • January 8, 2017 / 3:41 am

      Absolutely, their energy is radiating!

  5. January 8, 2017 / 11:13 am

    Such amazing animals! x

    Jessica — NinetyCo 

  6. kellmenow
    January 8, 2017 / 3:01 pm

    Oh wow what a truly beautiful post! I am so happy your longtime wish came true. Sounds like you have a pretty incredible heart and if anyone deserves this it was you. You look so happy! 🙂

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    • January 8, 2017 / 3:27 pm

      Your words just made my day ❤Thank you so much! Xx Best of wishes and luck for a wonderful Happy New Year to you!

    • January 9, 2017 / 2:41 am

      It was pretty incredible 🙂 Thank you for visiting !

  7. January 9, 2017 / 2:50 am

    What an amazing experience! This is on my bucket list

    michellespaige.com

    • January 9, 2017 / 3:24 am

      It truly was! & what a great addition 🙂

    • January 9, 2017 / 5:29 pm

      Thank you! A great bucket list addition it is 🙂

  8. January 9, 2017 / 3:44 pm

    Looks like you had fun, I always thought elephants were scared of mouse.
    You look really pretty!

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    • January 9, 2017 / 5:31 pm

      Haha me too! And thank you so much 😊

    • January 9, 2017 / 5:32 pm

      Thank you so much! And yes, it was definitely amazing ❤

    • January 9, 2017 / 6:42 pm

      Thank you ! & thank you for visiting 🙂

  9. January 9, 2017 / 9:24 pm

    This looks like such a great experience!! Hope that I will also be able to ride an elephant one day haha.

    – Avalon from simplyavalon.blogspot.com

    • January 9, 2017 / 10:14 pm

      It was an amazing experience ! I wish you do one day too 🙂

    • January 10, 2017 / 8:49 am

      Thank you! And thank you for visiting 🙂

    • January 10, 2017 / 4:04 pm

      Hopefully you get to do this one day as well 🙂

  10. January 10, 2017 / 7:50 pm

    What an amazing experience! I would love to do this! Lovely shots, babe!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  11. January 11, 2017 / 3:53 pm

    aww you both even cleaned him/her 🙂 I love elephant so much! Since, I live in Thailand, I really think that it is such a beautiful creature!

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    • January 11, 2017 / 10:30 pm

      They really are so beautiful. And Wow I would love to visit Thailand 🙂 thank you for visiting !

  12. January 11, 2017 / 9:05 pm

    I have never got so close to elephants in my life. Looks like a wonderful experience!

    ANOUK

    • January 11, 2017 / 10:32 pm

      It truly was a wonderful experience 🙂

  13. January 19, 2017 / 2:46 am

    these photos really capture some great moments!! 🙂

  14. Kyle Studstill
    January 24, 2017 / 11:58 pm

    Love to see awesome / unique experiences like this!

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