Monday, 8 June 2009

Dinosaur Vally State Park & Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

So, there we were in Texas, with nary a clue as to what we were going to be doing there. Hahaha... as mentioned, we were there to visit Zhenguo, so he was the main reason why we were there. Everything else was secondary.
He racked his brains thinking of where he could possibly bring us to. So, it so happened that a few hours drive away, was a Dinosaur Valley State Park. Sounded good to us, so off we went!
It was a roadtrip, so hubbs sat up front with Zhenguo, and I was at the back, with Isaac in the child seat. It was a pleasant drive, and Isaac and I both had a nap on the way there. Drifting in and out of sleep, I could hear hubbs and Zhenguo chatting, talking about their secondary school days, reminiscing of their younger days... hahhaa...
Here we are at the park. Wasn't much, we just went there and took pix with the two dinosaurs, walked around a bit. Didn't go see the fossils, deeper in the park. But we had a blast. Look at the wonderful pix we took there! :)
Isaac, Mummy & T-Rex!!! :p

Hehehe... thought Isaac looked so cute in all the pictures that they all deserved to be uploaded! kekekkee...
A "yeah!!!" for the T-rex! wooo-hoooo!!!!
The green one's the Apatosaurus! :) Isaac is not exactly INTO dinosaurs, though he is relatively familiar with them by now coz he has some books on dinosaurs.
The open grounds are amazing though. We hardly get to feel this sort of space in Singapore, if you know what I mean. I was kinda glad I dressed Isaac in red that day - he certainly stood out against the background of the park!
This in the car that Zhenguo rented for us. He says it's the kinda car that a old, rich uncle and his wife would drive. hahahhaa... It was pretty luxurious -in a very 'uncle' way! hahaha... Here's Uncle Tan posing with the car.
After the dinosaur park, we had lunch, then went to the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. We basically paid entrance fees, then drove through the park in our own car. The animals actually ran free in the park, so we got to get right close to them coz they'd come right up to the car!
So it was kinda cool, coz the animals really came very close. It helped that our entrance fees also bought us 2 packets of animal feed that we could feed to most of the animals.
Look at the zebras! :p
Isaac was pretty amused with the animals, but frankly, so were we all. That's us urbanites for you!
Here's our driver! kekeke...
Ooooh the ostriches are quite scary. They are pretty aggressive and wanted to stick their heads into the car.
Its eyes were also quite big and scary. yikes!
See!!! freaky!!!
These were some kind of deer/antelope... some animals would be quite aggressive and very insistent, and kept asking us for food.
Oh the giraffes were great!!! so pretty! and tall and elegant!
The people said that the giraffes were the only animals that we could feed out of our hands.
hehehe I chickened and didn't want to do it. well largely coz hubbs did and he said that the giraffe slobbered a whole gook of saliva in his hand!!! hahahahhahaa...
Oh look! Zhenguo getting up close and personal with the Zebra!!! woooooohoooo!!! I said I'd blackmail him with this picture.
Now he'd have to bring back boardgames for me for the next 10 years! hahahahhaaha... here's the lovely lady he smooched above :p
We had a lovely dinner at the Red Lobster on our way back, and then headed back to the hotel.
And look what's Isaac doing?!!? sighz...
pictures above taken on 6th December 2009
Isaac @ 16 months exactly!

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