One day while driving along with the kiddos, we passed two women running together on the sidewalk. Evelyn was all excited and yelled, "Look mommy, cool runner girls like you!!" :)

Monday, July 5, 2010

NW Trek

We took a trip today to Northwest Trek in Eatonville. Very cool place! Almost 800 acres... bears, cougars, bison, elk, moose, etc -- not a zoo (no lions, zebras) -- more "Northwest" animals. We kinda decided to go last minute... the weather was grey and chilly, and I guess the animals "come out" more when the sun isn't out... so it was perfect!

The highlight of the day was a tram tour. It lasted about 60 minutes and drove around a huge wildlife area. It was all open air... no windows. Animals were right next to the road/tram!Seriously -- this caribou was putting his nose right up to me!!I know all of the animals are supposed to be herbivores --- but I was pretty scared of the bison -- they freaked me out. This big guy came right up like the elk did -- and I had to back WAY up. I wasn't about to let him chomp on me or my babies!!This is the best picture I took of the kids... couldn't get them to both look at me and smile... but this one shows how similar they are becoming in size.
We all enjoyed the 4 day weekend -- had an opportunity to "recharge our batteries" -- but now it is back to the real world again :)


Brianne said...

Fun! I really want to go there.

Kara said...

The pic of the kids is so adorable. What loving siblings. I totally want to go there when I visit :)