Saturday, May 2, 2009

Oxbow Park

It was a pretty nice day out today, so after Jay got off work, we decided to go to Oxbow Park. It's a small park/zoo nearby that has animals that are native to Minnesota. There is a lot of picnic space, hiking trails, and a small nature center too. It's a great place for kids, and I remember going there a lot when I was younger.

I hadn't been there for a long time, and it looked really nice - I think they had made a lot of upgrades. We got there kind of late, so we didn't have a lot of time, but we did get to see lots of animals. Mara seemed to enjoy much as a 12 month old can, anyway. The bear was so cute, pacing back and forth. Then when we got up to it, it just sat down and looked at us. Mara liked the prairie dogs too (that's what she and I are looking at in the last picture). We also saw a cougar, some foxes, coyote, a badger, some otters, several birds and owls, and some turkeys. We didn't get a chance to see a few of the other animals, but I'm sure we'll be back there this summer to see them, and explore a bit more. Can't beat free entertainment!


Andrea said...

Sounds like fun! We were just talking about going to zoo sometime soon too! Hey - By the way...LOVED the Easter card and the expression on Mara's face! HILARIOUS! =-)

Katie said...

We'll probably go to the MN Zoo sometime this summer. I haven't been there for ages, I'll probably have more fun than Mara! Como is a good one too, or at least it was fun when I was a kid! :)

Sorry the card was so late ;)