While we were in Bandon, we wanted to do some fun family things. So we went to the West Coast Game Park Safari and it was SOOOO fun. Kind of like a zoo, but all the animals are closer, and they have little presentations where you can actually interact with some of the animals.
The kids really liked the baby Bob Cat. Of course they had professional photos for sale, but the encouraged you to take all the photos you wanted, and they were awesome about letting each kid have a good chunk of time with the animals.
Maeli wanted to take it home and give it toys.
Tucker also wanted to take it home.
The Baby Bear.
There were quite a few Llamas, the kids kept quoting "Llama, Llama Mad at Mama." I kept quoting the Emperor's New Groove.
You could buy little cups of feed, and you were allowed to feed any animals not in cages...some of the animals figured out who had the food and followed you around quite a bit. This is Jeremy's best friend.
Rodents of Unusual Size
Maeli loved the baby Opossum.
Riker did not want it on him.
I liked this little "White Skunk" who had been de-stinkified.
Maeli and Jeremy chose to ride the camel instead of picking a prize from the gift shop. There ride got over, but I still have my magnet!
Riker bonded quite a bit with this Chimpanzee. They were blowing zerberts to each others and seemed to have a lot in common.
Jeremy's parents took us around Bandon and showed us all their special places. This is where Connie, Jeremy's mom, grew up, and where she met Jeremy's Dad while he was stationed here with the coast guard.
Tucker and I got eaten by a shark, but other than that it was a great vacation!
Hiding out in the enclosure on the boardwalk so we could eat our dinner without the wind (and while keeping some excited little kids in one place)