Friday, July 29, 2016

Mimi's Summer Day Camp, Day FIFTEEN --- Horns & Antlers Week

We had so much fun at summer camp today -- we took a trip to the Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch so the girls could see all kinds of animals with horns and antlers!
We started out with breakfast at Denny's in Boerne. 

 Then we were off! We arrived at the ranch at about 10:30am. Here we go! We're looking for animals with horns or antlers....
 Well -- here's a good example right away! These are antlers, Jossie. I think the girls enjoyed being able to look at these animals so up close without being strapped into their seats. Plus - they had food to throw out to them!
KT sped through her sack of feed very fast, but we found out Joss is a little stingy with hers -- she had to be prompted to throw out the pellets. 
 There's a buffalo, Joss! Do you see the horns!!?
 Wow! Some impressive horns on this Gemsbock -- did you know both the males and the females have horns?
The MOST IMPRESSIVE horns we saw all day were on these Watusi cattle. YYYYUUUGGE!!! Of course, our own Texas longhorn cattle came in a close second.
 Uh oh! Here comes that pesky Ostrich!  Joss, you'd better get back!
 Even Grumpy was a little wary of that ostrich!
 KT was wearing her new deer shirt that she made on Tuesday.  Looking good!
 I can not get these two girls to look at the camera at the same time. It's seriously impossible.
We walked through the ranch exhibits and petting zoo next.  You notice that Grumpy just ignores the signs (I can't blame Joss, she can't read.) 
 Feeding the Koi fish was fun.

 The petting area was full of goats of all shapes and sizes. They were not interested in the food pellets, mostly because they were all obviously spoiled rotten.  They would eat the paper sack though, if you'd let them. Ha!  The girls petted and brushed them, which the goats really enjoyed!

After a thorough hand washing, we went to the Safari Cafe there for lunch.  It was already 1:00, so we were all hungry!
 Finally we hit the souvenir shop - KT got a parrot (?) and Joss got a zebra. Then we headed home.

Joss was T - I - R - E - D! Sleeping with Rocky and Zeebie!

We changed into our suits and hit the swimming pool to cool off -- it was heavenly! We had such a fun day.  I can't believe there's only a few more weeks of camp to go. This summer is rushing by so fast.
Next week we're having Oceans and Waters week at camp - KT will be gone on Tuesday but we'll still have Joss, and then Sea World for our field trip on Thursday.  Should be a fun week!

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