Friday, March 15, 2013

Turpentine Creek

Last Saturday felt like our first day of Spring. It was a gorgeous day and we knew we had to spend it outside somehow. So, we decided to spend the day in Eureka Springs with the Greenwoods. First stop was Turpentine Creek, one of the largest big cat rescue facilities in the country...and just 40 minutes away. We had never been before and decided it was a perfect day to check it out! I'm so glad we did! 

Before we got there, Lyla asked if they were going to have a playground and I told her I wasn't sure. This was literally the only tiny little slide they had and when Lyla saw it, she genuinely got so excited and said, "Mommy, they DO have a playground!!" :) 

This cat was so intrigued by Lowen's stroller...he was pacing back and forth following it intensely (and I'm assuming he probably wanted a taste of her yummy thigh)

sweetest little sleepy face :)
Right before feeding time, all the animals were pacing around growling. Intense.

It's blurry, but check out that growl! They are protective over their food.

Josiah having a stare-down with the lion. He's not scared.

After the cat farm, we went into town and walked around the shops, had a coffee break, and got some saltwater taffy and fudge. :) I love that little town. And even more, I love our creative God who so brilliantly created such gorgeous animals. It was really cool to be that close to them and see the powerful presence that they have mixed with such tenderness that you almost want to snuggle up next to them. Thank you, Lord, for your creatures and for a beautiful Saturday! 

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