Painting a snowflake and a blizzard is definitely NOT what it seems…in this case, although extremely rare, they are things we actually CAN see in Florida. Snowflake and Blizzard are albino alligators and can be found at Wild Florida animal park in Kenansville.
Elaine and I found ourselves back for round two of Wild Paint Night Out, and this time, we were painting the white beasts. We were lucky enough (although some might disagree about it being lucky) to find ourselves face-to-face with the albino creatures. We snapped a few pictures and made our way back to enjoy the barbeque buffet that was prepared for us, where we tried gator…but shhhh, don’t tell Snowflake or Blizzard! For those of you who have yet to try gator, it honestly tastes just like chicken. I know, everything tastes like chicken, but seriously, if nobody had said it was gator, I’m pretty positive Elaine and I would have thought it was a chicken nugget.
After we ate, we made our way to the paint room, where we found our paint brushes and blank canvases. It was time to get painting yet again!
For obvious reasons, our models were not in the room with us, but we had a painting to go off of. Elaine and I found ourselves at a table with kids and knew it would be an eventful couple of hours. The same artist from last month’s event was leading the group, and I asked her where painting a gator landed on the difficulty scale. She laughed and said that this painting would be much more difficult than our sloth painting experience. I was petrified but up for the challenge.
The little girls at our table were complimenting our paintings as we progressed and, in a few cases, tried to tell us how to paint. We got a kick out of that. Even better was when the 8-year-old girl sitting next to me questioned my age because I was drinking wine and I “look 16!” Elaine and I laughed way too hard yet again. We looked up and noticed that, just like last time, we were some of the last people painting. I eventually gave up on my painting, realizing I’d have to step away at some point.
By the end of the event, I had turned it into a competition with Elaine…again…and was fairly proud of how my painting had turned out, especially with a significant increase in the level of difficulty from the sloth paint night. Like last month’s event, it included raffles for prizes and was entertaining for the whole family.
Wild Florida has plans for another paint night, but details have yet to be determined – we’ll keep you posted! Since Elaine won the Instagram poll with her sloth painting and I won the second Instagram poll with my gator painting, this third event will be the nail-biting tie-breaker, so stay tuned!