I wanted to tell you a little about my honeymoon.
First John and I took three days rest at a cottage doing nothing. Then we went sightseeing.
We went to two caves, a wildlife tour, and a reptile zoo.
Cave filled with water
The first thing we saw was a cave you must go through by boat because it is entirely filled with water. It is the only one like this in the US.
Nature Preserve and Wildlife Tour
This was one of my favorite trips. John thought it was fascinating also.
We boarded a school bus without windows from which we saw bison, deer, long horn cattle, wolves, elk, pheasants, bears, horses, and burros.
The bison weighed about 1,000 lbs. They are very powerful animals. They looked very threatening!
The deer were beautiful. There was a white one. White ones get a recessive white gene from both parents. The deer were exceptionally smart. They knew their names! Each one was tagged. When the driver called out 34 or 39, the deer with that tag number would come over to the fence. They were of course wanting to be fed. The white deer was number 34 and came when called. He wanted his corn cob.
Next we saw the longhorn cattle. We drove right up to them in the field! They came right up to the bus! Never have I seen such a large and powerful animal! They were beautiful yet powerful at the same time. Their horns were very wide on their heads. The tour guide said a six foot horn span is not at all unusual. The cattle were peeking into the windows. They were also ramming their horns a little bit into the bus. "Quit poking the bus, Hard Rock," the tour guide said. "Quit poking the bus Splash!"
Next came the wolves. There were four grey wolves. They are called gray wolves but they are almost white. They were about the size of German Shepherds but they had more fur and had a wild look about them. When we were leaving, somebody asked what their howl sounded like. The tour guide said, "Sing Gunner, sing Becka, sing Traveller!" All four wolves started howling in different tones! They went on and on for about five minutes! They also chased each other around in a circle! It was fun to hear them sing and play!
There was also a traditional timber wolf who barked as the others howled, but he was too old to howl. Poor King.
These were the animals that I was most impressed with. I am glad we went on this trip and saw animals up close that I have never been able to see before.
Well, I think I will close this entry now. I am getting tired. Tomorrow I will write about the other two places (the other cave and the reptile zoo!) John and I went to.
Bye for now! :)