Friday, March 29, 2013

NW Trek

This week is my spring break, and since we didn't have plans to go out of town, we wanted to maximize our family activities that we could do during the week.  Last weekend, we spent a few days at my parent's house in Silverdale.  On Tuesday, instead of coming home directly, we decided to stop by NW Trek in Eatonville, WA (about an hour and a half drive from our house).  NW Trek is sort of like a zoo, but with animals in a more native environment.

Since my spring break doesn't seem to match up with anyone else's, the park was pretty sparse.  The first thing we did was check out a little presentation about an opossum.

We learned a lot of facts about Opossums, including the fact that they are marsupials and that they can have up to 30 babies in year.

One of the main things that you do at NW Trek is take an hour-long tram ride around the property, with a bunch of animals living in their natural environment.  

One thing that we learned is that the entire property was owned by one family, and they decided to turn it into a park.  When they bought the land, they paid $4.50 an acre.

We saw big horned sheep:


A mountain goat:


The tram ride was fun, but it felt like a little front-loaded with animals.  Toward the end, I think the tour guide was really grasping to find something interesting.

After the tour we grabbed some food to eat:

Then we went to look at some more of the animals around the park.

Bald eagles:

Snakes (notice Henry's snake face):

Henry, watch out for that bear!

Checking out the real bears:

Hi bear!

Henry enjoyed this touch dad's tongue game for a while.

Checking out our final animals.  A wolverine:

And a wild racoon:

Overall, it was a pretty fun family day with our family.  Thanks NW Trek!


Monica @ All Things Lovely said...

awesome! glad it was enjoyable. I remember going here once.

GREAT pictures!!!

Natalie said...

Looks like you had fun. The photos are great!

sarah said...

We need to go there!