Saturday, April 7, 2012


I sit here at my desk, the light is on, the sun just went down, Snow Patrol is on my iTunes, and I'm exhausted and refreshed after a long, fun day.

Mom and I have been talking about going to the Natural Bridge Safari for a while now. I've been begging her to go. All I wanted for my birthday last month was to go to this safari. Well, it didn't happen so I just kept reminding her we needed to make a trip. So today, I woke up and realized it would be a perfect day to go and mom agreed to come. 

We left after lunch and drove about an hour down the road to what we thought was the safari. Long story short, the Natural Bridge Zoo is NOT the safari. So, after stopping there for three minutes, thoroughly confused, we realized we were at the wrong place and drove a couple miles down to the real place: the safari. We got there, paid to get in, bought some animal feed, and set off down the long, windy path of a safari. Now, if you've never been here, let me explain some things. First of all, you drive through the safari. Second, you can roll your windows down and animals will put their heads in your car.... Third, they are very hungry. Fourth, IT'S AWESOME. 

Okay, so as soon as we got in, there was an ostrich standing at my window and mom told me to feed it. I was terrified but rolled down my window and fed him some of the food. He pecked the bucket and looked me straight in the eye. Most terrifying experience of my life. Or so I thought. Five minutes later mom decided to feed a giant animal with giant horns. The horns were at least three feet long. So she rolls down her window and feeds this guy. And he wouldn't stop eating. And he tried to get in our car. And he was strong. And his horns were dangerous. And he scraped our car. And we drove away. And we never fed that animal again. Oh my gosh. That was actually the only scary part of the trip and it kind of made me glad cars have windows. 

Anywho, going and seeing so many types of animals that are all so unique and beautiful made me thankful I know such a creative, wonderful God. Today was an experience and if you ever have the chance to go to any kind of safari, do it! It's amazing! It was probably the funnest thing I've done in a few years. 

And of course, I took a ton of pictures and had a really hard time choosing which ones to post, but here are my favorites. Which one is your favorite?


  1. these are so awesome! I just love animals♥

  2. Wow I would love to do something like that! Great photos, too!

  3. Omg I probably would have peed my pants if a large horned animal tried to get into my car! Your photos are amazing! My favorites are definitely the ones of the peacocks (I have a thing for peacocks - they're just so majestic and beautiful with all their colors!) and the albino tiger.

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    ♥ Duckie.

  4. haha! oh my...I'm in love with that moose for some reason. and bambi too!

    found the route

  5. Love your photography! That's awesome you got so close to that many animals.


  6. Oh my goodness I can not believe you are so close to something like this and it's really called a Safari?! Oh boy I LOVE animals, just LOVE them, and your photos are incredible, ....I have no idea which little guy is my favorite, boy how do I choose? hahaha This is the coolest post!!! So glad you got to the right place!

  7. my favorite is... all of them :)

  8. Oh my goodness. Wow, you are such a wonderful photographer!

    -ryan :)

  9. Love the pictures!! Cool place where you went! :D