This past weekend, we went to Bear World with my mom. It was my first time, but Brett had been before. Ever since we mentioned the idea to Kayla and pointed it out on the highway, she begs to go all the time and gets so excited anytime we drove by! It was Cubpalooza, where you can get in for half price, see the baby cubs, and get a pass to go half price the rest of the year. We were pretty excited!
Since we could only drive 3 MPH, we let Tyson get up front with us. He was more fascinated with all the buttons in the car than the animals at first. He was a pretty happy camper!
It was amazing how many animals there were so close to the car. They had mountain goats, deer, buffalo, elk, moose, and of course bears, a few grizzly and LOTS of black bears!
This was an albino elk!
These bears were the yearlings.
The bears were having some fun.....:)
It was crazy how close they got to the cars! Several sniffed the van and one left a scratch and some mud along the back!!
Brett said this bear reminded him of Baloo!
So....hears the scratch! You can mostly see the mud and where we wiped a little off to see the scratch, but a lot of that is bear paw!
After driving around and seeing dozens of bears, literally, we headed in to see the brand new baby bears! They were about the cutest thing I had ever seen!!
Kayla thought they were cool, but was pretty anxious to get to the rides!
They had four or five rides that were perfect for the kids! There weren't too many people so you could hop on any ride you wanted over and over without much wait at all. Kayla and Tyson were both in heaven!
Tyson's favorite ride by far was the choo choo train!
Kayla and I both loved the car ride! You seriously got some tickle bumps on this ride!
Grandma even got in on the ride action!
Kayla found some big boy friends (like she usually does) and she basically did everything they did. It was hilarious and adorable!
After we peeled the kids away from rides, we headed to the petting zoo! Brett made a pretty good bear impersonation!
My boys looking adorable with a giant bear! :)
Tyson had some fun in the chicken coop....and he looked about as cute as a dream!
They had goats, pigs, a deer, ducks, geese, peacocks, and chickens. Both kids were pretty much enamored by every animal! I love watching them with their nervous excitement as they interact with so many different animals.
We looked over to see these bears climbing the fence and it was so cool!
We also got a glimpse of the moose that were under the bridge. They were both rescue animals brought to the place as babies.
We stopped for one more photo with the bear before heading to the gift shop where we got some delicious fudge. It was a fun filled morning and we were so excited to spend time with Grandma Betsy enjoying all the cool animals! I love living so close to nature! It made us excited to go to Yellowstone in a few weeks!