As a celebration for accomplishing one more year of school, we wanted to take the boys on a special field trip. We had a few ideas, but the one we have been most hoping for was to go to Africam Safari. This is a drive-thru zoo that we have here in Puebla. It is up in the hills, away from the city and is quite an experience. The only problem was that it is a bit pricey - especially with a big group. We were contemplating this idea when I got some news - someone was sending $1,500 pesos to use with our students since summer vacation was coming. I could not have been more astounded - the timing was perfect. It seemed like a small thing, but God cares for us and He made a way!
This past Saturday we loaded up in our van and headed out to the safari. This was a big deal for our boys - they were pretty excited.
|A safari Thing|
We told the boys ahead of time that there'd probably be monkeys and to be ready. Sure enough, the little monkeys jumped up on our windows looking for food and one even managed to steal a bag off grapes right off Mom's lap. We were going crazy!!
|Eating a potato chip|
|Watching the elephants|
|Watching the gorillas|
|The area with hippos....and plenty of mosquitos|
|We had a funny experience with this lion - there is this jeep that is halfway stuck through the glass. He jumped up on the hood while the boys sat up in the front of it. It looks like they are just chilling with a lion - no big deal!|
We all wanted our pictures with the lion...
|Fabian got to ride this little burro - his first time ever!|
We were driving through a certain part of the safari when we came to the part where there is a zip line. It goes across a giant canyon. I've never seen our oldest get so excited - we asked him if he wanted to go on it and he immediately said yes. He then started trying to convince Austin. Slowly but surely he persuaded all of the boys and Pastor to go on the zip line as well.
Getting ready to get suited up and jump....
|The brave boys|
|This is the canyon they each zip-lined across.|
After the zip line, we continued on the safari.
|The butterfly exhibit|
|We ended the day with the bird show. So interesting!!|
|Watching the bird show|