Chipmunks on Vacation
Part 1- Paul Bunyan Animal Land
So, for part one of our vacation to the northern woods of MN (where we were quite literally in the middle of nowhere). This was one of the highlights of our trip, we all got such a kick out of this place.
After seeing the brochure Theodore was very excited to see the tiger and said she wanted to pet the tiger. Naturally, trying to avoid a meltdown at the tiger enclosure, i told her that she couldn't pet the tiger. This, of course, was met with tears and crying "i want pet tiger". She learned before we entered why she couldn't pet the tiger, and it really stuck with her as you can see in this video several days after our visit to Animal Land.
We enjoyed the kangaroos, fish, snakes, lions, tigers and bears (yes they had them all). By far the most interesting part of the park was the deer. Yes, you heard me right, deer. This buck followed Dave around the whole time we were in the enclosure because he had all the food (we even lost the banana, that cost us a $1, that we were going to feed to the monkey). This kids all loved feeding them.
Although, Simon enjoyed it.....being true to the genes Mamadavia passed on to her, she was displeased that there was poop on the ground.
Theodore found one her size too, she was so excited!
Then she got to feed her little friend.
Joy on Dave and Alvin's face.....it was really a neat enclosure. Not all the deer were this friendly. Some ran off in the distance and one of them hit Alvin's hand away with it's antlers. Nobody fell in deer poop, so i call it a success.
This little guy was so much fun to "play" with, such a comical and active guy. We had to buy another $1 banana, but it was worth it to feed the monkeys, such interesting animals.
Although we had fun and there were some neat animals, there was one i felt particularly sad for.......
The Tiger, this poor guy was in an enclosure right next to the deer (there were tons of them), little ironic don't you think.....
Then there is the empty enclosure, wasn't sure if i should put the chipmunks in there and have people pay to feed them or if we should run for dear life. Never know in a little zoo......
Everyone made it out with all arms present and accounted for.
Stay tuned for more vacation tales from the north woods.........