Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Halloween Weekend--Part 3

Wow--just thinking of what has happened since Halloween blows me away! Barack Obama won the election and is already taking steps to help right the course of the United States of America.

But back to Halloween weekend. On Saturday we took the troops off to Northwest Trek, a wildlife park about 1/2 hour from my sister's house. We had never been there before, and I'm hoping we can make it an annual outing. We had a great time.

The day looked like it would be horrific, but fortunately it only rained for a short period, and we just happened to be on the tram ride at the time.


Kieran and Ryan at the entrance


In the historic Baker research cabin

Ryan doing research
Chris looking at the wolves through the binoculars
Nicholas investigating
We wandered around looking at the exhibits, and then took the 1-hour tram ride, where we got up really close to elk, bison, deer, moose, and other animals. Very cool!
A bison
Bison herd
Get a look at those antlers! Apparently, the bigger the antlers, the better chance a male elk has of attracting a female...interesting...
A mountain goat
Another elk
In the great children's discovery center, in front of a glassed-in bee hive
In the gift shop posing by the big bear
The whole team at the end of the day
Back home, watching a video while the grownups have a late dinner

Little buddies Daniel and Nick

Aunty Marie cuddling up with the boys and a book

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