• Travel

    Tanganyika Wildlife Park

    Visiting Tanganyika Wildlife Park has been on my bucket list for a couple of years now. I first read about the park on another blog and then after looking at their website, I became even more obsessed with wanting to go. And unlike a typical zoo, Tanganyika offers a completely interactive experience with the animals.  Getting There The park is located just outside of Wichita, Kansas which is about a 5 hour drive for us. I wanted to make sure we had plenty of time at the park and to get some of the drive done while the kids were sleeping. We ended up leaving around 5:30am and I put the kids…

  • Fall Activities

    Fun on the Farm

    Last weekend we headed to a research farm run by the University for their showcase. Once a year they open the farm up to the public and have tons of activities like hayrides, pumpkin picking, a corn maze, and of course animals. We’ve been going the last several years and it’s always a great time plus the weather this year was perfectly fall-ish. For the second year in a row, Ben decided to stick his hand inside a cow’s stomach. Researchers create a fistula or passageway to the cow’s stomach in order to study digestion as well look at bacteria that may be growing. The staff assured was that the…

  • Life

    Kansas City Zoo

    Normally when we make a trip to the zoo we head to St. Louis. It’s the zoo I always went to growing up, it’s big without being too big, and it’s free. During our last visit, the zoo was under a lot of construction which really limited what animals we got to see. A few weekends ago we had the most perfect weather so the kids and I decided to try out the Kansas City Zoo. The KC Zoo was recently remodeled and had a lot of new exhibits including Polar Bears. This zoo is HUGE and there is a lot of walking. You can tell the zoo was built…

  • Life

    Boo At The Zoo

    Every year the St. Louis Zoo transforms into pumpkins and all things Halloween for Boo at the Zoo. If your zoo does something like this, you definitely have to check it out!

  • Fall Activities

    Fall at the St. Louis Zoo

    Since I had to be at the 1/2 marathon at the crack of dawn, J and I along with my family went to St. Louis the day before and stayed the night. The weather was in the 70’s and it was the perfect day for walking around at the zoo. Apparently everyone else had the same idea and although it was packed, we had a great time and Ben got to do his favorite thing, ride the train. The baby elephants were so darn cute. And because I’m all about the nostalgia, here is our family pic in the same spot in 2009. Ben was 7 1/2 months old. Riding…