Sunday, August 28, 2011

Road trip!!

This weekend we decided to take a short road trip to the Arbuckle Mountains...yes, you read that right. Oklahoma isn't all flat! Some may call them hills, but you get my point! ;-) Mommy forgot the real camera, so here is our trip in iPhone pictures.

Luke and Molly using the headphones on the way there.

We actually rented a nice A frame house overlooking Arbuckle Lake with a huge deck...only problem was the opening in the railing was way to wide for this mommy. The house also had one of those spiral metal staircases. My nerves would have been shot if we stayed, so I called the owner to see if she had anything else available. Thank goodness she had a log cabin close by. Of course it wasn't on the lake, but with this heat and drought nothing really is right on the lake, right ?!?!

Here is a picture of M & L enjoying the hot (cold) tub! They had a ball playing in there!

Our first adventure was Arbuckle Wilderness. It is a huge drive through animal park were you can feed the animals right out of your car window. I hadn't been there since I was a kid. M & L enjoyed it. The Zebra was my favorite!

Of course we stopped into the gift shop for a souvenir. L picked out a play set and M picked out a stuffed lemur with a baby lemur.

After picking out their souvenirs we walked over to a play area. They had fun playing on these motorized toys. :)

The next day we headed to GW exotic animal park. They have over 190 large cats. Most of those have been rescued from poor living environments. They also have bears, monkeys, birds, wolfs and lots more. They run strictly off donations. They strive to make the living environments as best as possible for the animals despite being caged up. You can tell it is their passion.

These cats are so pretty!

Cletus the camel! Luke thought he was pretty funny!

At the end of the tour we got to go into a petting area to play with the baby tigers. They were so adorable!! I wish they stayed small because I would so want one!

The playing turned a little rough when one tried to take my sons leg off!

So Luke made friends with this little wiener dog! A little more his size! So sweet!

We had a great time! It was way too hot, but we didn't let that spoil our fun! :) Have a great week friends!


MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

WOW! That looks like such a cool trip! So glad M&L enjoyed it...and hope it was a nice break for you, too! :)

Hope you have a great week!

Holly Ann said...

Looks like you had a great time! I'm so glad you got to have that special time with your family! :)

Anonymous said...

Looks like you all had so much fun! How cool being able to feed the animals right from the car window. Glad you all enjoyed your family time! Thanks for sharing.

Brittany said...

Looks like you guys had a good time! Great pictures, especially that 1st one of the zebra :)

Just Another Mom of Twins said...

That looks like so much fun!!!!! Happy you guys had a great time!


Have a great week!

OurLifeUnrehearsed said...

Oh gosh, I feel like such a bad blogger friend because I've been MIA and missing soo much. Your trip looked like sooo much fun. We have a place here where you can ride your car thru the animal habitats but we can't feed the animals. Way cool. and baby tigers, i'm freaking out, how awesome. SN: catching up on other posts (I can't believe these little girls and purses, Kai has a little zebra print purse I bought the other week that she never puts down. As we are leaving the house she will run back inside if she's left the purse. You can imagine all the "junk" she has stashed away inside. But hey, my purse has "junk" most of the time too. lol. The upsidedown shades on Luke made me LOL and how cute was the mad face in the closet. The highlight by far is the makeup session with Molly. Purple rocks!!!) Hope all is well.

Julia said...

That was some trip you took---it looks like you guys had a blast!

They really let you get close to a lot of those animals---I'm sure Molly and Luke loved that!

Family time is so important and precious! I hope it was restful and rejuvenating for all of you! :)

Dolli-Mama said...

Holy cow, the baby tiger pics are amazing! That is so cool. I'm glad your trip was so awesome.

Olusola said...

Can't believe you could get so up close and personal with the animals. That is so cool. Bet the kids will remember that for a loooong time

Johanna said...

Now, THAT is a trip! How fun. I want to play with baby tigers!

reanbean said...

So much to say...

First, I can't believe you took all those photos on your phone! I definitely need to upgrade.

Second, are you kids in booster car seats? Which ones? My are still in convertible car seats and I'm not quite sure when it will be time to make the switch.

Third, that first zebra picture looks scary! LOL

Fourth, I can't believe your kids got to play with baby tigers! So sweet and so scary at the same time.

Fifth (and last), looks like an awesome vacation! Glad to hear you all had so much fun!!!