OUR PLANS MULTIPLIED
In the beginning, JD adamantly only wanted two children. I thought that four would be perfect. Once we caught God's vision of putting orphans into families, our plan was multiplied by God. We are currently blessed with 12 children; five biological, six adopted and one more waiting in Ethiopia. Our first adoption was from the U.S., the next three were from Liberia, West Africa, and our last two were from Ethiopia. We are supporting our 12th child in Ethiopia after her adoption could not pass court.
Sunday, September 20, 2020
We have done some fun camping weekends with the youngest three kids this summer; Tori and Julia really don't enjoy the experience so we have been leaving them with their big sisters. Our latest trip was to Natural Bridge, VA. We stayed at a Yogi Bear campground, although it wasn't nearly as nice as the one in Luray, VA. We really enjoyed the drive through Safari park! It isn't inexpensive and there is a long line to get in, but it was so worth it. I have no idea how many animals are in there, but so many in nice acreage.
I was slightly critical of all the feed buckets that it appeared people had thrown on the ground. We found out, however, that it wasn't intentional, it was these large beasts that would take the bucket by force from your car! Quite entertaining.
The llamas lounging in the shade made me consider getting a few more. Not really, but they probably had 100 llamas and they were super fun to feed and watch.
I can't remember what these deer variety was, but I thought they were so pretty!
A few more llamas; I like the ones with the "giraffe" spots.
After the drive through, they have a nice walk around zoo also.
There is a walk through kangaroo area, which is interesting because kangaroos can be a bit mean. These were just lounging in the grass though; we could see some joeys' ears sticking out of the momma's pouches.
JD got some cool pictures of the tigers playing.
We also visited the Natural Bridge that the area is named for. It has some interesting history; Thomas Jefferson bought it from King George before America was America for something like $2.60 for many acres and the bridge.
Next blog (I've quit saying soon since I'm a full time student and home school mom) - my childless road trip.