Over spring break, my husband surprised us and took us to Callaway Gardens for the weekend. We had a blast exploring the park and spending time with each other. It was so much fun.
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Let me please tell you about the FUNNIEST experience I’ve ever had with my family. It was at a little park not too far from Callaway Gardens. Perhaps you’ve heard of it… The Wild Animal Safari.
I spoke with a few people about going to the Wild Animal Safari a few days before we went. Every single person told me that we NEEDED to go and that it would be the most hilarious thing we’ve ever done with our children. OH… MY… YES.
Okay – so we got there and rented this HIDEOUS zebra car that was absolutely disgusting inside. I was pretty hesitant about even getting inside of the car because I wasn’t sure what wild creatures that I would find inside of it. I trusted my husband and the advice of the people we spoke to before going on this adventure and got into the car.
We started driving and was offered the chance to buy a $4 spit towel. If I hadn’t talked to multiple people about this park before we went, I totally wouldn’t have spent $4 on a hand towel that I’d never use again.
BUY THE HAND TOWEL.
Okay, so we drove through the gate and there was a HUGE BUFFALO that greeted us. When I say “greeted” us… I mean stuck-his-mouth-inside-the-car-and-begged-for-food.
Brooklynn (2.5 YO), wasn’t 100% sure about the animals sticking their heads and mouths in the car with us. She kept telling us “I don’t like de aminals dat wook like cows. I only like de aminals dat wook like Bambi.”
Grayson (13 months), LOVED IT. He kept trying to stick his hands in the animals mouths. Which was gross. But hilarious.
We laughed the entire time we were on the safari. After we finished the safari, we went over to the “Walk About” and had a more “zoo-like” experience. The tigers were GORGEOUS and the baboon was a character!
This experience was completely worth every penny and it is one that we will most certainly be going back to do again.