You can get REALLY close to the animals here.
|I didn't have a zoom lens on the camera. I used a prime lens. I was actually this close to this little guy!|
The setting there is truly wonderful. There are huge trees everywhere. I don't think they even removed one when constructing the animal sanctuary. Also, the location is in the hills. So, the train ride there is like no other. You get to see beautiful hill country views as you ride along.
|Not thrilled that daddy stuck her in a tree. Maybe only Luke will be my tree climber.|
|Luke spotted a picnic table and decided we needed to have a picnic. It looks like he is in pretty deep thought here.|
I loved watching all of Abbey's expressions as she looked at each of the animals. Her expressions and personality is priceless. She makes me laugh out loud every single day!
|looking at a pig.|
I love how she watches Luke experience the animals in these next two photos. You can tell she already looks up to her big brother and loves him dearly.
One other wonderful thing we found out on our visit here. We had expired (long expired) "google offers" vouchers that we purchased for half price admission last year. With the past year that we have had, we never found an opportunity to make it back. So, we brought the vouchers along, figuring we would just get credit for the amount we paid. Instead, they told us that they always honor the vouchers, no matter how old. Isn't that awesome? So, since we felt like we got free admission, we bought some animal feed (and treated the kids to a train ride).
Luke wasn't interested in having the animals eat from his hand. But Abbey, our little fearless animal lover, was thrilled to get to feed the sweet animals.
I love this funny dude. No kids wanted to feed him though. That made me want to feed him more. Instead, I took a photo of him:
Precious moments. Precious memories made.