Thursday, May 19, 2005

Sightseeing

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!  :)      

15 comments:

  1. Oh Krissy, I am so happy you had a wonderful time on your honeymoon.  I look forward to hearing more about it ....... Love LuAnne
    http://journals.aol.com/thebaabee/LUANNESLIFELIVINGWITHLUPUS

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  2. What a wonderful honeymoon!! Looking forward to hearing more... Linda

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  3. Sounds like you had a great time......Kasey

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  4. Glad you enjoyed yourselves and got out of that wildlife park unscathed. Keep smiling. Take care.
    Sylvia x

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  5. Didn't know you guys were such adventurors! LOL What an active honeymoon! All we did was eat, sleep, hang out by the pool, hang out on the beach and...ya know. Very laid back and lazy. ;-)

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  6. Krissy,
    It sounds like you and your Groom, had a great time on your honeymoon. Never seen a white deer before, but have seen a white buffalo. I just love animals, big and small. Looking forward to hearing more. Take care.       ~Deborah

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  7. jules196420015/20/2005 6:58 AM

    sounds like you had a wonderful time. Mick and I are honeymooning in October, almost 2 years after our wedding! We have had to save up as we couldnt afford one straight away. I think honeymoons are special and am so happy you had a wonderful time :).........Jules xxx
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  8. springangel2355/20/2005 7:17 AM

    Hi Krissy,
    Sounds like a great honeymoon adventure.  White deer...wow!  I have never seen one.  Looking forward to more of your other locals on your honeymoon!  Have a good one!  Joyce

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  9. Oh, exciting!!!!  I love to see animals!  I can't bellieve that deer are so smart.  They should get numbers AND names. lol  I am so glad you had such a wonderful time!  Cool!  xo
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  10. chemelia26725/20/2005 11:06 AM

    Congradulations on your wedding.  Sounds like you had a wonderful honeymoon.

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  11. chemelia26725/20/2005 11:06 AM

    Congradulations on your wedding.  Sounds like you had a wonderful honeymoon.

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  12. sarajanesmiles5/20/2005 11:58 AM

    It does sound like you two had a lovely time on honeymoon Krissy.  I love to see animals up close like that, though we have nothing like that here, bears and bison etc.  The closest we'd get to them would be in a zoo.  Speaking of zoo's, I'm looking forward to hearing about the reptile zoo you visited, and the other cave :o)
    Sara   x

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  13. It sounds like you had a great time.  I love anything to do with animals. I can`t wait to hear the next installment. Have a great weekend. :-)   Sandra xxx

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  14. How wonderful to take some time and just realax and enjoy each other's company. After all the wedding preperations I bet that felt grand. Several years ago we took a family vacation to Mammouth Caves and had such a memorable time crawling and hiking through the caves. Never been in one filled with water though.

    The wildlife tour sounds so much more enjoyable than most of the zoos we have visited on vacations where each poor animal is so limited in space and mobility.

    Can't wait to read more. Michael

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  15. camaroloveriam5/23/2005 5:01 AM

    OMG THAT SOUNDED SOOOO AWESOME WISH I CAN SEE THAT ONE DAY WHERE IN US WAS IT AT???

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