After we left The Nature Center we drove back across the dam to a swimming area. Steph and Abby wanted to get in for a while. This is a public beach that used to be very popular but since cutbacks have inflicted the state, as well as others, there are no longer any lifeguards on site. Joe and I watched from the grassy area while the girls swam a while.
This guy and his dog had a great time. He would throw the orange toy and puppy jumped into the lake to retrieve it.
Before long it was time to go.
We went down the road to Maggie's Jungle Golf where they also have animals and golf carts to rent. We rented one and took off.
There is my silly hat!
We bought bags of grain to feed all of the animals.
There was a sign by this camel that said to not hand feed or get too close. The camel had adapted great to that and simply opened his mouth for us to throw the corn in!
It was quite a sight.
Goats everywhere. They just hopped into the golf cart.
This had a sign saying Billy Goat's Gruff.
Peacocks had their run of the place.
Minature horses, ponies, llamas and donkeys.
And this beauty
It would have taken a lot to get me away from this area when I was Abby's age!
What am I saying? It took a lot to get me away that day!
Numerous birds in here. Quail, morning doves and such.
This was the look we got when it was time to go.
We drove to Draffenville and ate dinner at The Ponderosa. We were starving!
I didn't ever get any good pictures of Steph's hat. Hers was a shark. Abby pulled it's teeth out on the way home. We were so tired we didn't get a picture of all of us. The next day Stephanie took Joe, Abby and mine's picture just before we took her home.
Now, isn't that a silly bunch of people? But this silly bunch of people had a weekend we will never forget.