Friday, March 23, 2012

Arbuckle Wilderness

As I child, I remember my family visiting to this funky drive thru safari place, Arbuckle Wilderness,  in Oklahoma on one of our road trips to visit my grandparents. I don't remember a whole lot other than that we had fun, animals heads were in our car, and we must've gotten drinks there because we had little souvenir cups for years:) We had never taken our kids to a drive thru safari place and thought it'd be something new and fun to experience with them last week during Spring Break. So we headed up to Arbuckle Wilderness in Oklahoma. It was only about a 2 hour drive from our house so it was a fun little day trip. We are always seeing people visit these types of places on America's Funniest Videos..we just hoped we wouldn't have an animal try to peck our eyes out or something(and luckily, we survived, but unfortunately now we can't win $100,000 on AFV:) This place has gotten pretty run down over the years and half the place was shut down(like the reviews online said), but it didn't matter at all! We came for the animals and the experience of feeding them from our cars and we made some pretty priceless memories. The kids said it was one of the best days ever. I'll never forget their shrieks, giggles, and cute comments. Ammon was entertained the entire time. It was a great day!!! Worth every penny too see our kids reactions. Afterwards we also stopped by Turner Falls. We found a lookout, after driving up a hill for a few minutes that wasn't part of the paid state park(we're cheap and were not about to pay to park there just to see it!) so we scored and got some awesome views. It was the first time our kids had seen a real waterfall and they thought it was pretty awesome. Enjoy the pictures and memories...













3 comments:

Marie said...

Oh what a fun time you had together as a family! I love seeing all that you get up to. You are the sweetest family! I love you all to bits! xxoo

Tara D. said...

How fun! I remember going there. Good times...

Emily said...

You will never experience Arbuckles fully until you go with Kevin ;)read my blog last August about it.. Glad you guys went. We love it there!!!!! Were the giraffes out?