A few weeks ago, Daniel and I took the girls to VA Safari Park. It’s a drive-through zoo about 2 hours away from us. We thought it would be fun for the girls, and something different we haven’t done in the past.
When we got there, both girls were in the front with us. Daniel was driving with Hayden in his lap, and Hadleigh was on my lap in the passenger seat. We had the windows rolled down ready to get up close and personal with some animals! First up, the llamas. They were fearless, and not shy to poke their head right on up in your business to try and get some food. You could buy buckets of feed at the gate, but we opted out. I think Hadleigh stayed in my lap for a few llamas, and then one stuck his (or her?) head in and got a little too close for her comfort. She started saying “no, mama, no!” “I wanna go back in my seat!” So she hopped in the back, put herself back in her seat, and strapped herself in. She stayed there until close to the end. Hayden enjoyed being in the front for the most part. She didn't like when the llamas would stick their heads in the car either.
They had all sorts of animals like llamas, deer, zebras, camel, bison, pigs, and ostrich. After the drive-through part, we parked the car, and walked through the other part of the zoo. This was the section of animals that needed to be caged. They had kangaroos, tigers, monkeys, birds, and turtles. The girls both enjoyed seeing all the animals at a safe distance J
It was a really hot day, so after seeing all the animals we were ready to get into some AC with cold drinks and some lunch. We ended up at a small restaurant in Lexington, which ended up being really good. Before heading home, we walked around town a little bit since we had never been.
I love that we can do these fun adventures with the girls! Until next time…