Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Drive-Thru

Last month I had a really fun experience at Georgia's "Pine Mountain Wild Animal Park". I remember going to safari parks a lot when I was a kid because there's one located only about a 20 minute drive from where my parents live. But it's been decades since I last visited one.

It was a real treat spending the afternoon there. They even have dedicated vans that you can rent for your drive-thru so you don't have to risk your own car.

You just drive through the park on the designated road & enjoy seeing the animals flock to you! 

They certainly are not shy - you can buy animal feed to throw out to them, so they are extremely accustomed to approaching you in the hope of getting a treat or three. Many of them have no problem sticking their heads into your window if there's enough room.

It's a real gem of a place - we only found it because we were doing some online research trying to find local places for day trips. It's kind of tucked away off the beaten track, & not too well signposted until you're almost right there.

We had such a fun time, it was just a drive full of laughs. I tell you, animals really bring out the best in me. I loved the whole experience, but I think my favorites were the pigs - especially the dozens of piglets that were kicking around at that time. I love those little things!  

They also have a separate section that you can walk through, & we were lucky enough to catch one of their latest additions having an afternoon snack - this "little" guy was only a month old!

So be sure to check it out if you're in the area - I guarantee you'll have a lot of laughs.


Anonymous said...

AH! That animal sticking its head through the window would have scared the snot out of me. I probably would have freaked out and then tried to roll up the window while its head was still in the car! LOL!

Nicky said...

Hehe! It was so funny, & such a fun experience. I'm a vet, so animals appearing out of nowhere didn't scare me, but M's reaction was hilarious! It was the only time I've seen him looking out of control in a situation, & gave me a laugh seeing him frantically closing his window every few minutes!

annoyed army wife said...

That baby giraffe is too cute! We lived by a drive thru park in San Antonio when we were there. My old Jeep had a giant scratch on it from my brother pissing off a water buffalo. They did not have vans for our use there...

Allie said...

Hey I am a new follower. I just read your guest post on J's blog so I thought I'd stop by. Now I am hooked. You have giraffes in your first entry. I looooove giraffes!

Anyway, excited to read your story (:

Jessica said...

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