Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Day Trip Part One: Pymatuning Deer Park

Last Wednesday, we joined my parents for a day trip to Pymatuning Deer Park and The Spillway.

Almost every weekend in the summer, my dad and I would spend time at both of those places. I love the fact that my kids can now experience these places!

Deer Park is an animal park that is about an hour away from us, in Jamestown, PA. It's called Deer Park because the first thing you see when you walk through the gate is a ton of deer. I personally love deer. I know a lot of people consider them a road hazard or something to hunt, but I think they are beautiful and peaceful.

The park has a nice mix of zoo animals and animals that you can pet and feed. Everywhere you walk, there is an animal to touch, feed, or even hold. It is a fantastic place for kids!

I loved watching my kids experience the zoo. Dylan has been there before, but I think Lexie was in the womb the last time we went. Or a newborn...I honestly can't remember! My animal lovers were completely in their element!

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I'll take one of these.

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Or these.

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These are up for grabs. ;)

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Everywhere you walk, there's an animal begging for treats. It's hard to deny any of them!

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I just may need one of these for my house. They loved being locked up!

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We may have seen a unicorn.

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And a giant grizzly.

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We went back in time a bit. I just may laugh every time I look at this picture.

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After playing with the tortoises, we rode a train.

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This guy wanted to join us.

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He poked his head into our car to check us out. Eeek! Sorry, buddy, I don't want to take you home!!!

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We played on the playset, ate some popcorn, and then stopped for a long visit with the lemur family. This little guy was brand new to the world and oh so cute!

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We watched them for a long time. Lexie informed me that she was going to ask Daddy for a real lemur for her birthday. Good luck with that one!

Finally, it was time for the best part. The large, caged in petting zoo!

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She tried hard to bring some home with us.

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It was difficult to get them out of that section, but we enticed them with pony rides. We may have a horse at home, but these ones were just their size!

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We took one last look at our favorite animals, and then headed to the gift shop! It was a great day at one of my favorite places with some of my favorite people!

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Stay tuned for part two!

11 comments:

  1. That looks like fun! Kids always love the petting zoo.

    Love those baby ducks! I had a duck as a class pet one year and got to bring it home for the weekend. We filled up the baby pool and let it swim around. It was, in my young eyes, the coolest thing ever!

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  2. you got some great pics of some WEIRD looking creatures!!

    looks like a fun day :)

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  3. beautiful memories and looks like the kids NEVER stopped smiling! FUN :)

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  4. Loved the pictures!! What a great place for kids!

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  5. Looks like a special trip with your parents and the kids. Glad you all had a nice time!

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  6. I was going to say that we have a place like that too, but yours? Much nicer than ours!

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  7. Great pics! I love the one of your parents with the kids, the ol' timey photo....it made me smile. And that pony that Lexi wanted to take home...I would have snuck that one in the car as well.

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  8. I love the bird with the mohawk.

    I love the pic of you three. You're such a beautiful woman!

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  9. Great pictures! Such a fun visit :)

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  10. WOW! Geesh those were really close encounter! Nice :) Great photos sissy!

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