Monday, March 21, 2016

Brazos Bend State Park

On Friday, March 11th (yes, on Alex's birthday) Addy had her 3rd grade field trip to Brazos Bend State Park.

The schedule for the day was to take the trail from the Nature Center to the George Observatory & have the kids participate in a space program. After that, we would have lunch & then take a hike around a lake.

So we get there & start waking towards the observatory. And what do we see on the way to the observatory?

A mommy alligator and all her little babies!

They were so cute! 

When we got to the George Observatory

Addy & her class participated in the Mission to the Moon Expedition Program. 

Addy was part of the medical team.

After that, we walked back over the Nature Center & ate lunch in the little amphitheater beside it. 

And then it was time for our hike. 
We took a trail called the Pilant Slough Trail. It took us through the woods and over a bridge 

& came out along Elm Lake.

When we got to the lake, we saw several alligators including this one that was actually on the trail (that we had to walk right by!!!)

and another one that was right off the trail. 

The trail was right about a mile long & Addy started getting tired towards the end of it.

So her sweet friends took turn giving her piggy back rides :)

When we were done with the hike, we went back to the Nature Center for a bit & Addy was able to pet this cute little baby alligator, which of course, was the highlight of her day!

This was not the first time that we had been to Brazos Bend, but it was definitely the most exciting time, what with being so CLOSE to so many alligators & all!

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