Texas State Aquarium, Corpus Christi, TX…

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Padre Island, on the Gulf of Mexico in Texas, is one of our very fav places to visit!  This year was our 3rd year to stop here, and even though we usually spend 2 weeks camping on the island, we still haven’t explored all of this area.  One of the things that we had NOT […]

Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, Texas

While we were out on Padre Island, we took a day and went in to a little town. A couple of other travelers had told us that we needed to visit the Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas – they have a small aquarium display room where you can view tanks each representing a different […]

Fort Worth Zoo…

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On Wednesday, we picked Lydia up from school and went to the Fort Worth Zoo… The little girls had been so very anxious to go to a zoo. We hadn’t done a single one this whole trip! We were planning on going to a zoo while we were in Waco, but didn’t make it. Molly […]

Phoenix Zoo!

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Lions… and Tigers… And Bears…Oh My!Oh My, my camera ran out of batteries, so no pictures of the bears… On Monday, we went to the Phoenix Zoo. I don’t know where Phoenix rates on the list of ‘must see’ zoos, but since the only other zoo we have ever been to is Zoo Montana in […]

Living Desert Zoo and Gardens in New Mexico

Good-bye Arizona! We loved our time in Arizona, especially the time that we were able to spend with Vaughn’s family. We decided that we needed to hit the road to see some more of the US, especially since we may be heading back to AZ in January. Hello N.M.! New Mexico was looking pretty green […]

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Aviary…

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Another of the exhibits at the ASDM was the Walk-in Aviary. There are approx. 40 species of birds within the aviary. These were some of our favorites: This parrot is usually found in the same spot in the same tree. The docent (volunteer) that was bird-counting in the exhibit told the kids not to walk […]

Live Animal Flights at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

During our visits to the ASDM, we attended all 4 of the different ‘shows’ that they put on. They were all very professionally done, and incredibly interesting. One of them was the morning Raptor Free Flight where they flew ravens,owls, and hawks. The birds would fly over the group so low that they would skim […]

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Hummingbird House

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The Hummingbird Habitat at the Desert Museum was probably our girls’ favorite spot in the zoo! We spent quite a bit of our time there on both visits. Savanna is peaking over my shoulder as I write this, and remarked that, “dat biwdie is dwinking sugah watah cuz ceweal wiw make him sick!” I don’t […]