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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Wednesday - Hump Day . . .

"Breathe in, breathe out, move on." Jimmy Buffett

Okay - here is some more pictures of our trip to Pine Mountain, GA - Wild Animal Safari.

The first part of the adventure is where you drive though the park and feed the animals AND get slobbered on. Notice Chatty ALWAYS drives (with the window up). Now you might think it is because I am afraid of getting slobbered on. That's a little true - but I have a lot more patience then hubby does to stop with the kidlets to feed the animals. I stretch the trip out and hubby races through. (Thank goodness).

These cows are the worst of the slobbers! They are so big they could push the van over (I think).

The giraffes lean their long necks into the car for food. You would think they are soft and furry - but their hair is very bristly and their tongue is black to prevent sunburn because they eat so much is has to be out getting food a lot in the sun.

The little pigs were so cute. There were a bunch of them. They really didn't know how to eat that hard food yet.

Now these donkeys and zebras are quite pushy for food. They WILL bite if you hand them the food with your fingers.

They didn't give up easy. Either you have to throw it down their mouth or put it on your FLAT hand.

After the hour drive we went to the petting zoo. That goat wanted food too!

Little piggy.

Big alligator.
Grandma relaxing on grandson.

Lion relaxing on ground!

This is a bear in hibernation. They had two.


Looking at the bears hibernating.

He was looking at us as food! lol

Small monkey and notice he was putting his hand to the ground to pull the grass and he ate some.

Small baboon.

Sheraton and grandson.

Sheraton was his favorite.
Hope you weren't too bored. This is the end of the pictures.

Love, Chatty

And remember - It is 5 0'clock somewhere - so have some fun today. Breathe and move on.


Rae said...

I'm not sure I would like those big mouths coming at me:) Looks like a great place to visit though. I enjoyed all of the photos - well the snake I could live without, but the rest were fun.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Really looks like fun and great photos! Love how you have to drive, yes we have more patience I think. hugs, Linda

Shanae Branham said...

Wow! I had never been to Wild Animal Safari. Thanks for the trip! I enjoyed my time there with you and your family!

DeanO said...

I love Jimmy Buffet; can you say "parrotheads" My friends in WI - who visit us in Calhoun every summer, are going to see Jimmy this summer and already have tickets. I like snakes but I'm not sure how close I would get; unless a large heavy plate glass window!

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

the pictures with the donkeys were too funny, I guess they were really hungry. I can't believe that goat, trying to jump the fence for a little bite and the best thing of all, your grandson enjoying every minute of it, that's awesome.

Anonymous said...

Whoo Hooo!!!..wasn't that fun, I loved going to the Wild Animal Safari...wish I was there now, and isn't that Giraffe slobber slick,hehehe.

Doris Sturm said...

Oh, those photos were great! Thanks so much, Sandie, for sharing them with us. That animal Safari looked like fun, except for the pushy critters...would be terrible to be knocked over - that tongue photo of the Giraffe was funny and oh, those teeth on the Zebra sure look intimidating...Those piglets were cute and some of them did look a little bit like a dog in the face and ears...Looks like you all had fun (is that your daughter with a cigarette in her mouth or are my eyes playing tricks on me?)

Take care and enjoy your day!
Love you!
Doris and the Gizz :)

Sandra said...

i could never be bored looking at animal photos. these are great and i am jealous. the itty bitty pigs are so cute. can you get out with the animals or do you have to stay in the car, like with the cow? i love cows

Angela said...

That looked like lots of fun Sandie! Love that safari van that you drove! Those baby piglets were so adorable!


Debbie said...

I've never been there! I'm trying to decide if I want to put it on my to see list or wait until I have grandchildren to enjoy it with.

I would definitely DRIVE...
WITH the window closed.

And I would gladly cheer on someone else feeding the slobbery animals.

But I would laugh a lot. I'm sure of it.

Velvet Over Steel said...

Loved that you shared your 'adventure' with us! It brought back so many memories of going threw animal safaris with my boys when they were young! I should get those old videos out.

Glad you all had such a Great time!!!

Home In The Hollow said...

What great pix, Kiddo! It looks like you all had a wonderful time!...:)JP

Ginny said...

I love everything! Especially the pose of the lion, the cute piggies and the lemur. But my favorite is YOU and grandson! I'm sorry the trip is over.

My Grama's Soul said...

What a wonderful outing for you and your beautiful grandson. Your pics are just wonderful...thanks for sharing them with us.



That corgi :) said...

they sure have a wide variety of animals there!! how cute with the bear hibernating! you would think with all the commotion it would have trouble sleeping!!

enjoyed your "safari" you took us on Sandie :)


DaCraftyLady said...

I just love watching animals.. :) Looks like this zoo was a lot of fun.. :) but the snake of course...yucky!!!

Mevely317 said...

Oh, but I'd have had a ball at that zoo ... no doubt, baby-talking to the beasts. ("If I could talk to the ani-mals....!")

Say, are you sporting a new hairdo? I like!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

OH, my goodness, Sandie! That snake photo was too good! Too scary looking! LOL! Looks like a great family day. Love that you can enjoy your time with them so much.

Annesphamily said...

What a fun trip! I bet the grandson had a blast!

Susan said...

Bored? Are you kidding me? Those were great photos, Sandie. Oh, my, the close up of the snake was ssssssssssensational! You should look up a snake magazine and submit that photo. Bet you could sell it. Great job! Susan

Life is good! said...

looks like you all had a fun time. i love your van and the bars you keep on the windows so no one will steal it!!!!haha. i hate the way that snake is eyeing me.

Linda O'Connell said...

We used to have aplace like this
in Missouri. My adult children still have vivid memories of the monkeys climbing all over the car reaching into the window. Looks like a fun family day.

Anonymous said...

Hey Sandie, I'm back to thank you for visiting on the top porch @ LazyonLoblolly, and YES! I have candies for you my friend, so come on up.hehe

Changes in the wind said...

The little pigs were so cute and the lion was animals, thanks for sharing.

Sharon Kirby said...

More pictures, YAY!

I thought the one of GS and the goat was funny. Looks like that goat is about to eat GS's hand if he doesn't get what's in it RIGHT AWAY!

The piggies were adorable - but I'm with GS - Sheraton is still the best one of all.

Except for one very cute chatty grandma...