Adventures close to home

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Water Buffalo

I know I say this quite often, but I am amazed at how close we live to wonderful places to experience.  Yesterday we visited the Hidden Valley Animal Adventure Park (see what it’s all about here).  This is about a 50 minute drive away from the Island.

We live on a farm, we have lots of animals and own 34+ acres of land.  Yet, my kids LOVE to visit other animal sanctuaries and open lands.  We were hand feeding water buffalo, antelope, bison, zebras, camels, goats, cows, yaks, donkeys and so many other animals.  I hope you enjoy some of the pictures from our adventure and take a minute to visit their website.  My kids are already asking when we can go again.

Link to pictures taken of our trip here

 

Clouds, Canada and Niagara Falls

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I have a friend in town who currently resides in Florida (he grew up on the Island) and he is visiting Niagara Falls today.  He took this stunning photo of the beautiful sky, mist and the falls from the American side.  Growing up 15 minutes away from this location, each time you visit Niagara Falls the beauty is still awe inspiring!!

 

Island Living

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My son’s school had a field trip around the Island visiting our town hall, the local police station with the jail cells (the kids were able to enter them), and a few other original areas.  They were given this picture as a momento of our Island.  It’s shaped like a pork chop as you can see.  That was the most amusing part for the kids.

The boat pictures on another post are pictures taken on the right side of the Island as you see it.  Our home is located just left of the dirt divider you see running in the middle of the Island which is a pipeline.  We call this Island home 🙂

Buffalo Zoo Visit

It was a beautiful morning so I decided to take the day off from work and treat the kids to a day at the zoo.  The Buffalo Zoo may not be one for the record books, but we are truly blessed to have something less than 15 minutes away that offers an insight into these wonderful animals lives!!  I do not think you can ever be to old or to young for a zoo visit.  When traveling we always try to schedule a quick trip to that state/city zoo.

I am not a photographer and this is truly the time I wish I was so I could capture the special moments these creatures offer the zoo visitors!!

These Buffalo represent our great city.  Enjoy!!

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