Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Natural Bridge - Day Two

Our 2nd day of family fun started out with a yummy breakfast buffet at the Natural Bridge Hotel where we stuffed ourselves.  Then we headed for the Natural Bridge Zoo.  This is an excellent zoo.  We stayed there for over 2 hours and we were able to see everything and have an elephant ride.  The boys really enjoyed the animals that they could feed and pet.  We were covered in all sorts of animal slobber and it was amazing good fun. 

Josh giving the goat some love.

Josh wanted to take this baby llama home with us.  I told Josh to ask him, "Is your Momma a Llama?".

There were a lot of flamingos.  Such pretty colors.

This guy was searching for snacks...

He really was a cutie.

Feeding some little deer-like animals.  I can't remember what they're called.

What a sweet face.

Troy said, "What's on my back?"  The answer is: bird poop!

There was a baby white tiger.  The grey lines in my picture are the blurred fence.

There was another baby in there too.

My boys started hollarin', "Marty?!  Marty is that you?!"

Feeding the camel.  This white one was a bit mean.

My favorite, the giraffe. 

I loved this!

I wanted to take her home!

These deer would hollar at eachother. 
It was funny listening to them. 
Caleb was not really a fan of feeding the animals. 

The Mommy tiger. 

Our elephant ride.  It was short but lots of fun!

She is 25 years old and weighs 9,000 pounds.

After the zoo, everyone was hungry and so we went and ate at the grill at the Natural Bridge gift shop.  Then we drove to the Natural Bridge Caverns where we took about a 40 minute tour of the caverns.  It was cold down there and slippery.  The boys thought it was awesome.  In fact Caleb said, "Dad, this is so awesome!"
They turned the lights out at one point of the tour so that we could see how dark it was down there.  I couldn't see my hand in front of my face!  I could not imagine getting stuck in a cave.  We emerged from the caverns a little muddy but luckily I had Wet Ones in the van. 

Just trying on some headgear they had in the giftshop.

One of the formations we were able to see. 

My explorers.

After the caverns we headed home.  It was a fun but exhausting weekend and thankfully it was a quiet ride home.  I am looking forward to many more trips with my gang.  They are so much fun to go exploring with.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you had a great time. The white baby tiger is so cute! I love giraffes feeding one would be awesome. Thanks for sharing :)


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