Sunday, August 14, 2011

Deer Park

Pymatuning Deer Park was established in 1953.  I believe the last time I visited the park was in the late 1950s.  Who could have predicted that 50+ years later I would return with my grandchildren to a charming, hands on little zoo.

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Our expectations were low as we buckled the kids into car seats that morning.  We knew there would be deer, after all it was a deer park.

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We weren't disappointed in that department.  There were plenty of deer.  All eagerly sticking their necks through the wire fencing in hopes of a snack.

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What we weren't prepared for were the myriad of other animals.  Critters such as lions, tigers, bears, mountain lions and camels.

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The petting zoo boasted miniature horses, goats, ducklings, calves, pigs and more.  All easily accessible for visitors to feed and pet.

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There was a train ride and peek a boo signs.

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Miss A was particularly enamoured with the kangaroos,

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while the G-man opted for a pony ride.

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If you're in the neighborhood, I highly recommend a stop at Pymatuning Deer Park.

Miss A and the G-man give it two thumbs up.

3 comments:

threedogstudio said...

I want to go! -k-

Bethany Patton said...

Allie says this and feeding the carp at the spillway were her favorite activities last week. Thanks again for a wonderful time. Oh and G says, he doesn't like his bed...I know where he'd rather be!

Audrey said...

This sounds like something to look forward to with my grandson in a couple of years!