Thursday, July 17, 2008

Our Magnificant Goofing Off Day!


Our trip to Northwest Trek was just spectacular! We left shortly after lunch, it was a lovely 73 degrees with a slight breeze. We passed by McChord Air Force Base on our way, and are we glad that we did, we were driving along the road at the end of the runway when we noticed that the Thunderbirds were practicing. The noise was almost deafening at times, but my goodness what a show. My husband must have taken at least two hundred photos with his new camera. I finally managed to drag him back to the car so we could continue on with our journey.

When we arrived at Northwest Trek we had about a half hour wait before the next bus, so we looked around a bit and took a photo of this beautiful bald eagle.It was almost time for our bus so we headed back. On our bus ride we saw so many wonderful animals roaming wherever they pleased.A lovely longhorn sheep.Some bison,Two tiny deer,Two trumpeter swans,Two grey wolves,A cougar,An even bigger cougar,A little moose,A very large caribou,And last but not least a magnificent view.

Being out in the fresh air all day made us absolutely ravenous, when our bus tour was over we headed to the nearest restaurant and chowed down like little piggy's!

We both had smiles on our faces as we drove home, and vowed not to let it go so long before we have another goof off day.

Have a lovely weekend everybody!

13 comments:

jojo-caramel said...

Good Lord ! It's a beautiful place !!!!
Have a lovely weekend too :)))

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Amazing pictures! How lucky that you live close to such a lovely reserve! It is nice to give yourself permission to Goof Off once in a while!

Alison Boon said...

Sounds like a fun filled day. What a lot you packed in. Everyone has to goof off now and then, so long as we don't all choose the same day!

driftwood said...

looks like a fantastic day out, and I love the word to describe it, much nicer than skiving which is our local term for it.

Bettina said...

Well,you live in paradise!!!Beautiful photos!!!Ilove all the animals!Im happy for you!!!Thank you for your words and have a wonderful weekend :0)

annemarie said...

Such beautiful pictures - how lucky you are to live in such a beautiful area of the USA - and such beautiful weather to top it all off.

onya said...

Love the pics and your trip!!! we have a place here called the San Diego wild Animal Park that those buses and park remind me of. always great to see all the wildlife that we share our world with. have a fantastic relaxing weekend!!!

periwinkle said...

what a great goof off- lucky you and lovely pics
lisa x

Jenny said...

You certainly are taking that camera out and showing it a good time! Wish I was goofing off Lizzie style! Jen

Terri Fisher said...

Wow! Your photos just make me want to visit your little piece of the planet more and more! What a gorgeous place! Thanks for sharing!

twiggypeasticks said...

Looks like you had a fab day and look at that blue sky, I'd forgotten what a blue sky looked like :)
Twiggy

nathalie said...

what?! are these all in your backyard too???? lol! i know i know...i'm a bit dramatic! but with as many creatures as you have living around there surely some of these might come visit you!!!!! beautiful! i grew up in a zoo of a house. my mom is a male version of jack hannah.

Bethany Hissong said...

How did you get so many great photos?!!! I want to goof off with you someday! ;)