I didn’t like Lake Wales. Check that, I liked Lake Wales, I just didn’t love Lake Wales. For years now, my baby cousin has been telling how much she loves Lake Wales and how much she wants me to visit. It’s so much fun here; there’s great food, incredible drinks, and beautiful nightlife. You’ll never want to leave,” she would explain as if she was talking about paradise. When I started traveling to Florida, I rarely heard the name Lake Wales mentioned. It was far from a top tourist attraction, and I wasn’t one to take boring trips. Over the years, my baby cousin grew more fond of Lake Wales and continued to ask me to visit. After all these years, I decided on this trip that it was time for me to finally check out what all the fuss was about.
The flight to Lake Wales, Florida was smooth. When I arrived the first thing I did was call my baby cousin. She was so excited to hear from, she made me leave the taxi, and she picked me up from the airport. As I explored the city later that day, I started to see why my baby cousin felt the way she did about Lake Wales. Lake Wales is the perfect little town for raising a family. Nature and wildlife really come to life in Lake Wales. Everything was picture perfect that day, and I was impressed. In fact, the only thing that stood out from this picture perfect day was a big truck with Petersen Industries written on the side that was parked outside near a construction sight. Honestly, I had know idea what kind of truck it was, but through a quick Google search, I realized that this type of truck was known as a Knuckle Boom Crane Loader. It’s quite strange that I didn’t know what it was, as I pride myself on knowing as much as I can. Either way, it was quite a sight and I’m always eager to learn more about a subject that I don’t know about. That’s what makes me a great flight attendant is that I love learning about the most random of things.
But my favorite place that I saw that day was Bok Tower Garden. Bok Tower Gardens is located right in the center of Tampa and Orlando in Polk County, Florida. Which made my trip to Lake Wales even more interesting. Going to Orland was the highlight of the entire trip to me. Orlando is home to more than a dozen theme parks. Although its most know for being the home of Walt Disney World, a theme park that comprised of 4 parks, including Magic Kingdom and Epcot, and two water parks. Another major Tourist attraction, Universal Orlando, offers two parks: Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter straddling both. The possibilities here are endless. After visiting Orlando, we went back to Lake Wales for the perfect ending to such an adventurous day. All in all my trip to Lake Wales was a success. I didn’t love Lake Wales, and I didn’t hate it, but the city of Orlando is a place that I love, and I could see myself raising my family there. Out of all the beautiful places and all the fun things I got to see and do on my trip to Central Florida, seeing the smile on my baby cousins face every day that I was there was my favorite part.