Friday, March 30, 2012

Bayou Widlife Park

On Wednesday, Addy went to the Bayou Wildlife Park in Alvin on a field trip. This was her first field trip ever! The kids had to ride the bus to & from the wildlife park & parents could not, so I met her there. I was a little worried because not only was this Addy's first field trip, but it was also her first time to ride a bus. Mrs. Cochran said she did great though!

I arrived at the park a few minutes before the buses got there so I was able to meet Addy as she got off the bus.

Addy's Kindergarten class

After taking a class picture, Addy & I headed into the petting zoo. Here she is looking at pigs.

And petting a goat.

Then we walked around & looked at some of the animals in the park.
Some were in fences (like the alligators)

and some were free to roam around (like the deer.)
One of the moms from Addy's class gave Addy part of her apple to feed to a deer. The deer ate the apple right out of Addy's hand! She thought that was pretty cool!

Then we made our way to the pony ride. Addy was very excited to ride the horse! She listened & did just what the lady told her to.

Look at that grin!

riding the horse

having a great time

Of course she wanted to ride again, but there were a lot of other children waiting for their turn :( So instead, we walked around & looked at a few more animals.

 Is this a zebra??? (I think it is. But it's the whitest zebra that I've ever seen!)

looking at the animals

Then we ate a quick lunch before getting on the tram ride.

The tram took us around the rest of the wildlife park & we got to see lots of animals roaming around.

We saw a couple ostriches

and even some ostrich eggs!

And this baby antelope that was born earlier that morning. He was so cute!

Lots of the animals would walk right up to the tram & let you feed them from a bowl of food.

One animal even stole a bowl of food & fed himself, lol!

We saw camels

and zebras

and kangaroos too!

The tram ride lasted about 45 minutes & towards the end of it, Addy was getting restless. It was long & confined & she wanted to go home.

So when the tram ride was over, Addy pet a few more animals

And then we spent the rest of the time like this!

Then I had to give Addy back to her teacher & she had to ride the bus back to school.

Overall, Addy had a good time. She loved looking at & petting all the animals. But the field trip was just a little too long. We had done & seen everything in the wildlife park & there was still an hour left. (She wasn't the only kid that was done though. I saw a couple other kids & parents sitting in their cars too! And a few even sat on the bus.)

I'm pretty sure that was Addy's first & only field trip for the year so I'm glad she enjoyed it. And I'm already looking forward to going on another one with her around this same time next year!

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