Our Backyard

Yesterday, the rain we have seen a lot of lately broke.  The girls and I decided a drive around the lake we live next to would be fun.  This is the lake we run trails on whenever possible.  It’s gorgeous!  We are so lucky to have it literally around the corner.

It was nice to see some of the first boats of the season!  I need to make friends with each and every one of them.  You can never had too many friends with boats.  😉

lake ramp

The girls then convinced me we should visit the fish that hang around the marina.

large fish

Here fishy, fishy, fishy!

feeding fish

The girls had a blast feeding them!

feeding fish

Some of us were more brave than others when on the dock completely surrounded by fish.  I’m not naming any names…

feeding fish

A little more scenic driving on the way to the other side of the lake.  The trees and grass are really starting to turn green now!

We saw turkey in one field and three deer in this one.

deer in pasture

Those were nice to see but we had bigger game on our mind.  Why?  Because this park has a native animal enclosure!  First we came upon the elk.  The girls were a bit nervous being that close to them.



This park allows you to feed the animals.

How fun is that?!  We got in on the action!

First Sassy tried watermelon someone had left.

elk eating watermelon

The elk basically ignored it.  How can they not like watermelon?!  So wrong.

Next we tried carrots.

elk eating carrot


Oh yeah!  They loved the carrots.  So much so they let the girls rub their noses while eating them out of their hands.

elk eating carrot

The elk were fun but we knew there was bigger animals to be found.  Bigger?  What’s bigger than the elk?…



Look at my little bloggers-in-the-making!


Even though the girls had quickly warmed up to the elk, the bison were a whole other story.  There was no touching them.


Many of them seemed to enjoy butting their heads against the fence.  It was fun to watch the girls reactions!


I’m pretty sure the bison enjoyed it, too.  I think it’s a game to them.  🙂

Yesterday was the perfect way to spend a couple of hours outside together!  I was happy everything was so close to parking so I didn’t have to go very far on my crutches.  They certainly make things challenging, but I refuse to let them stop me.  Not when there is this much exploring to be done!

What was your favorite part of your weekend?

How often do you go to the zoo?

Most importantly, do you have a boat?


9 thoughts on “Our Backyard

  1. olivetorun

    Wow! How cool is that? I would love to experience feeding them 🙂 Hope you had a great time- looks like you did!!


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