Tuesday, November 4, 2014

that time I fed a bear {Washington pt 2}

This is the only real picture Jaicee and I got together... shame on us!
Look at her eyes... Mia wasn't havin' it, haha!
Eric thinks this poor fellow looks like E.T.
Check out the size of that yak, huge!
Mia's headband c/o Emma's Kloset
Okay, okay!! So I only threw bread as far as my arm could throw (not very far, ha!) and there was a fence and a vehicle between us the whole time.... here's the story :)
My best friend and her husband are the best hosts ever! They packed our weekend visit to Washington full of so much fun! On Saturday we took a ferry to Port Townsend then drove to the Olympic Game Farm (on my Instagram post I called it Olympia Park. Major typo considering those are two very different places, HA!) This ended up being the perfect activity because it was a dreary, rainy day! We saw the most beautiful scenery and the game farm was actually a lot of fun! Mia was napping but I woke her up and pulled her onto my lap because I couldn't wait to see her reaction to the animals! Turns out... she wasn't a fan, HA! But goodness, the cuddles I got to soak up were worth every penny I paid (only $12, but one of the best $12 I've ever spent!) We fed deer, peacocks, turkeys, lamas, yaks (both pretty gross animals, ha!) bears, elk and bison. We also saw bunnies (Mia's favorite part!), tigers, a lion, wolves and zebras! The zebras refused to come out from under the shelter to eat, dang! I was bummed about that! Mia got brave at the very end and started hanging out the window and she even threw bread out to the elk :)
Basically our drive through the game farm consisted of shrieking (from adult women, poor Mark!), terrified whimpers from the little girls, excitement from the kids (as they warmed up to the activity) lots of laughing and even more cuddling! It was so fun to do something I normally wouldn't have added to the to-do list! Thanks again for an amazing weekend Mark and Jaicee!

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18 comments:

Kelly Mock said...

Oh my goodness! How fun is that! Love the pics!

P!nky said...

Awww looks so fun!!!! glad you got some Mia cuddles!

BLovedBoston said...

I cant even believe how close the animals got to you all!! I love how Mia was just not sure about you feeding them LOL!

tina bumblebee said...

WOW that looks like so much fun!!!!!!!!!!! And much more ethical than a normal zoo, too!

Chrissy@SimpleJoysBlog said...

How fun?! That actually looks like a really cool experience!

~Dawn~ said...

Yay for cuddles.. Looks like such a fun time.

Ech and Will said...

Looks like so much fun! I did a drive through zoo type thing before, but we didn't get to feed the animals like that.

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Aww how fun!!! That sucks she wasn't a fan of the animals but at least you got cuddles out of it! :)

<3, Pamela
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Sara Elizabeth said...

This is so intense!!! I can't even!!!! So, so, so crazy!! (PS... you are all way too pretty!)

erin vancura said...

NO WAY. this looks amazing!!! i want a ride next time!!!

Tabitha Green said...

Awe looks like so much fun. I would have stayed way far from the animals. You're way braver.

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Laura Marie Keenan said...

Sounds like such a fun trip! And great pictures of all those animals! I absolutely love Washington and cannot wait to move back there someday!

Mandie said...

Yea, Mia doesn't look like she diggin' those animals poking their heads in the car window. Ha!

Mandie ~ http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/

Lisa { Showered With Design } said...

How neat is that!

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Andrea @ The Pineapple Cake said...

Oh my goodness this looks so cool Courtney!!
I love all your pictures.

Elizabeth Birenbaum said...

Ahh your trip sounds so fun!!! Dying to go to Washington! Bookmarking for future reference :)

Karina Marie Powell said...

You two are so cute! I LOVE that you two are besties. Such pretty best friends. Never been to Washington but it looks beautiful.

Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] said...

but, the kodiak bear just looks like he needed a hug sitting like that!

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