Saturday, August 4, 2012

Circle G Safari

My summer vacation is almost over! I'm in denial that the fun times I've had with the girls this summer are quickly coming to an end. On Tuesday, I'll be back to being a working mom, trying to squeeze in as much time with the girls as I can between meetings, lesson planning, and getting organized for the new school year.

We wanted to have one last family adventure before the craziness began so we took the kids to a drive-through safari at Circle G Ranch. I have to admit that when my sister first suggested we go, I was a little apprehensive. I didn't know what type of animals we would encounter and I certainly didn't want to drive my car by lions and rhinos. Luckily, the animals are smaller and very well trained. We bought a bucket of feed for the tour and set out on the track. Right away, the animals began to flock and I was SO thankful that Andy was driving. I would have been a nervous wreck, thinking I would hit some poor animal. We left the girls' windows up for the most part, but we let ourselves get a little more up close and personal. And get up close they did!

Some animals were a little shy.

And some, not so much.

There were some animals that made me second guess our decision to drive our car. I'm happy to report that aside from many (MANY) licks, our car made it out perfectly safe.

The girls were so exited to see "Llama llama (even without his red pajamas). When we drove away, Sophia said, "Bye, Llama llama!"

After the safari, we enjoyed the petting zoo and a picnic lunch.

Now, THAT is a pig!

This camel cracked me up! First, he wanted to taste my sister's hair and then he tried to take Kimi's feed bucket. He wasn't shy!

After lunch, we went on some animal rides. Sophia and I rode a camel, but Emma wanted no part of that. She played it safe and rode the pony instead. 

We had so much fun today! This place was amazing and so unlike anything we had done before. We can't wait to go back again soon!

4 sweet somethings said:

Mamaw Bee said... Best Blogger Tips

I live about 7 minutes from the Circle G Ranch. I love to go there. The first time I went, I took three of the grandchildren in hubby's truck and I was doing the driving. Nerve wracking, nail biting. My little granddaughter kept a watch in the side window and would yell "Emu alert" every time one came near and made me roll up the window. The big yak was in the middle of the road and did not want to move. We had so much fun. Next time I go, we are taking the wagon ride where they do the driving. I am so glad you enjoyed your trip.

todell said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks like fun, We have heard about Circle G and think we will take a day trip to take Em.

Tryna said... Best Blogger Tips

@Mamaw BeeI was so thankful to be a rider and not the driver for that very reason! My daughter was also on Emu alert. They were the most "eager" and thought nothing of poking their little heads in! If we were more adventurous, I'd like to try the safari on camel!

Tryna said... Best Blogger Tips

@todell Yes, you must! It was definitely worth it!