We had 5 campsites in a row along the creek. Families doubled up in the campsites. There were a bunch of us. (Not quite as many as last month in Delaware though.)
The kids loved playing in the creek.
Blue Rock State Park isn't very far from The Wilds.
On Saturday morning we went on a safari.
Shortly after arriving Liam found a "Wild Worm".
We had a quick bite to eat...
...then, Chris, our Guide took us out in an open air tour bus.
We stopped to feed some catfish and a few swans.
A mother Rhino, and her baby came up to check out our bus.
We got to visit with some sleepy Cheetahs.
They were in a special fenced off area.
Audrey collected a few wildflowers.
These wild asian horses were milling about along the road.
Then we came across a few giraffes.
They were walking right down the middle of the road in front of us.
Our guide says this was a very rare sighting.
He said that in all the tours he's led and been on, he'd never gotten this close to one.
We think he said it was a "Szechuan Tonkin". Some sort of Asian forest goat.
We even got to see a baby scimitar oryx.
Some of us decided to check out the Blue Rock State Forest fire tower.
Unfortunately you weren't allowed to climb it.
We headed off to the beach.
Liam had a few cookies right before running to the beach.
Then, we got some ice cream.
On Sunday morning we stopped at Buckeye Lake for a tour of the Cranberry Bog.
It was a long wait for the boat.
Sometimes Willow can strike the most glamorous poses.
Doesn't she look like a movie star?
The Bog had a lot of poison sumac on it.
It also had these rare beautiful orchids.
This is the flower of a pitcher plant.
The pitcher plant is carnivorous.
This is the group of us that went to the Cranberry Bog.
More Ice Cream!
Liam's eyes look really blue in this picture.
We enjoyed Wheldon's ice cream on their front porch in Millersport.
Cath really likes this picture of Rick and Liam.
There was a dove nesting in the porch ceiling above us as we ate.