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Sunday, December 01, 2013

A sunday Safari in Glen Rose Texas

Where are we today ?
        Today we have a plan, gonna go to Fossil Rim Wild life centre just outside of Glen Rose. Looks interesting enough for us to check things out. The weather is pretty good, overcast today, no rain and about 65f. Great for a drive through tour of this wildlife reserve. 
       Only about 20 minutes from the campground and a 9.5 mile self guided tour around the reserve $14.95 each for seniors. 
        The drive around the reserve was excellent, we enjoyed all the different wildlife mostly in wide open spaces and the fact that a lot of them came right to your vehicle expecting to be feed. We did not buy a bag of feed ($8.00) but other people did, so we watched them.
         We did have a guide to identify these animals and I attempted to do so with some of the pics below, forgive me if I am wrong.
Bison= Buffalo
Blackbuk, Antelope
Emu
Greater Kudu
friendly fellow
Fallow deer
Mauritania
Mauritania
Gemsbok
Gemsbok
Fallow Deer
Gemsbok
Aoudad
Aoudad, you have food?
Aoudad
        Half way around is a washroom, gift shop, restaurant and petting zoo. We got out, checked things out and stretched our legs, nice break.
this is my bench!
pot belly pigs
This giraffe did not want to smile for us
just lazying around
this guy wants to eat our mirror
love the Zebras
          Most of these animals are free to roam in this huge area but a few like the Cheetahs, Rhinos and Bison have smaller areas to keep them separate from others for obvious reasons.
Cheetahs
Cheetah
snacks for me?
European Red Deer
of course the Rhinos
         That was a wonderful morning tour we had, not too busy, not too hot or cold and a fun outing. Back home in time for a late lunch and a few walkabouts before we settled into enjoying our books outside on a warm but overcast day.
         Then I get to do something I really enjoy. Fire up our Weber Q to grill a cornish hen for the two of us (we split a cornish hen). Made some homemade fries to cook up in our Fry Daddy, some steamed broccoli and we can wind down our day.
Cornish hen on the Weber Q
and fresh cut fries in the Fry Daddy
Perfect tasty meal hit the spot for less than $5.00
       Thats what we did today, got out a had a fun day in the area, still more things to see, next time we come back. Don't want to see it all at once, we plan on being around living this lifestyle for a long time yet.
       Thanks for coming along on our safari with us hope you had as much fun as we did.
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle.
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26 comments:

  1. You got some great shots of the animals. Some strange names. Looks like a good day!

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    1. Thats the name that were on the guide we had, It was a great day.

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  2. I would have enjoyed go'n with ya today. Well, actually I DID go with ya today. I like critters ya know. I also like them half chicken game hens.

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    1. Thanks for tagging along it was fun, and those game hens are so cheap here, compared to Canada too.

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  3. Excellent tour. I have never heard of a Mauritania or Aoudad. I love the Gemsbok. They have the craziest legs! Thanks for the great tour!

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    1. Never heard of some of them either, but that's the names that was on our picture guide. Each one has a short description too.

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  4. Great animal pictures....love the zebra and the giraffe.

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    1. Thanks, we thought they were real neat too.

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  5. Those animals sure must love the treats they get. It looks like they've been asking you for some too. Great shots!

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    1. They were asking for treats, thats what brings them to your vehicle, and of course have grown to expect that too.

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  6. That Gemsbok is certainly an interesting looking (and beautiful) animal.

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    1. Beautiful they are. They are originally from Africa and Tribal masks are modelled after their distinctive facial markings. And one of the few in the species to be able to protect themselves from lions.

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  7. What a fun day! NIce that you could see so many varieties of animals in just the one place.

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    1. Yes it was actually a great tour and so close too.

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  8. Great pics of those animals, George. I see you got to take a smaller one home for the Weber!

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  9. What a great way to spend the day! It is a little warmer here in the RGV of Texas but a little cooler temps are called for by the weekend.

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    1. We take it as it comes but, love it no matter what we get, enjoy RGV.

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  10. Catching up on reading blogs this afternoon after our great afternoon in Glen Rose with you and Suzie. Hey... everyone else can look at your photos, but Bill & I got to hear all about it in person! So glad we got to meet you and hear about your travels. Would love to catch up with y'all again!

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    1. Yes it sure was great finally meeting you guys too. Sure is nice to meet real people after reading your blogs. Travle safe and enjoy, am sure we will meet again in the future, P.S. Lunch was awesome thanks!

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  11. Are you sure that was a Cornish Hen and not an Emu cooked on your Weber Q?

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    1. Yeah we are sure but the Emu sure would have been nice, love Emu!

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  12. WoW! Looked like fun - bet it would have been pretty $$$ for the Wood Clan - darn! Cassia sure would have enjoyed that. I loved the second picture of the Kudu! Livin' large George - livin' large!

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    1. It was really awesome and children were free

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  13. I would have liked that trip as well. Looking at the gemsbok I was a little bewildered. I only knew this species as "Oryx gazella".
    But, yeah they call it gemsbok. Must be "africaans".
    Up until today I only new the "Gamsbock" is the name for a goat-antelope species native to mountains in Europe. And THEY looks totally different.
    Thanks to you I learned something new again!

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