We went down to San Antonio to watch my brother's kids for a few days. While they went to school, we did too. :) We decided to check out a cavern near my brother's house. It was about ten minutes away. Right next to it they also had a safari style zoo. We drove through it and enjoyed feeding all sorts of animals. The most memorable were the zebras and the ostriches. I wish I had pictures of them.
The zebras came up to our window and opened their mouths for us to toss in the food pellets we were given. It took us a little while to understand what they were doing. Smart smart animals. It was all I could do not to reach out and pet their soft looking noses.
The ostriches were a little more scary. They have the longest necks. We were too afraid to try and feed them the way we did the zebras because they could easily fit their little heads into our car if we weren't careful. They even tried to get in though the sun roof. They also pecked our windows when we rolled them up. Wow, never thought I'd be afraid of an ostrich.
The caverns were cool too, but it was a little more stressful for me. Gracie didn't appreciate them as much as the boys did. She also loved practicing her squeal in the cavern since it made cool echos. Thankfully, the four other people in our group didn't seem to mind. I was happy it was a small group.
The boys did a good job about not touching the stalagmites. They were really good and seemed to enjoy learning all about them. Jeff was most fascinated with how they got electricity into the caverns. He stumped the tour guide with a few of his questions.
Jeff is full of questions about almost every single thing he encounters. It's fun to teach him the things he is interested in learning about.
Thanks to my friend Keri for taking pictures for me. She also cam with me to help watch the kids. She was SOOO much help. And, she got good pictures for me to keep the memory as well.