Catch the Moments, Week 15

Each day in 2014, I am taking a photo. There is no telling what the photo will be or where the “inspiration” will come from. All photos are taken either with my Nikon D5100 or the iPhone (for those times on the go). Come back each Friday for a complete compilation of the past seven days and link to join / view others as part of the 365 projects!

This week: I missed two days and I didn’t even realize it until now. I hope you can at least enjoy some of the shots that I did grab! Have a great week!

Day 100/365: April 10, 2014
The view outside my apartment. I enjoy my little spot in the “big city”.

Catch The Moment 365, Nature, Trees Day 101/365: April 11, 2014

Day 102/365: April 12, 2014
Headed down to Glen Rose to check out Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. AMAZING!
View more of my adventure, here.

Texas, Family, Day Trip, Animals, Zoo Day 103/365: April 13, 2014
I love watertowers. This one is one of my favorites!
(Monday’s post will feature the location!)
(04-13-14) 037 Day 104/365:
April 14, 2014

Day 105/365: April 15, 2014
The view at work. One of my favorite things (minus the snakes that I occasionally see strolling around.)
Catch The Moment 365, Westlake, Texas, Lake, Nature Day 106/365:
April 16, 2014
Work. Donuts. Goodness.
These cake like ones are my favorite!
Catch The Moment 365, Work, Donut, Foodie

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Click It Up A Notch

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

Texas, Family, Day Trip, Animals, Zoo Tucked away in the beautiful Texas Hill Country lies the state’s own wild safari. A place where you can take a guided tour or a self guided drive along nine and a half miles over thousands of acres and become lost in an exotic world watching animals interact. This is a great weekend day trip to take with your kids or even just adults. Food is available to purchase as you enter the park so you and your passengers can feed these animals right from the palm of your hand. You’ll soon reconnect with your childhood self. I know I did!

Over the weekend, a college friend of Heather and I was in town and we got together for some fun. It turned into a great weekend girls day! Here’s a little glimpse of our time at the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center!

Texas, Family, Day Trip, Animals, Zoo Texas, Family, Day Trip, Animals, Zoo Texas, Family, Day Trip, Animals, Zoo It’s no joke when these friendly creatures come up to your car looking for food. It’s absolutely adorable though, except for the birds. I’m not a fan of birds. Plus, there were so many babies animals on the property, how could you not fall in love?! (Keep in mind, you are never allowed to leave your car during the drive.)

Texas, Family, Day Trip, Animals, Zoo Texas, Family, Day Trip, Animals, Zoo Others however were kept within gated areas. This included the rhino’s and cheetah’s but we were still able to catch a glimpse. These rhino’s are spectacular and absolutely beautiful. Their size is astounding. It’s a modern day dinosaur that we need to help protect from extinction!

Texas, Family, Day Trip, Animals, Zoo During our drive, I caught a glimpse of what was up ahead and could barely contain my excitement but first we had to get to that part of the tour. Oh, my patience! In the meantime, even when we were going through a few areas where we didn’t see any animals, the views were so beautiful. I think we forgot we were in Texas!

Texas, Family, Day Trip, Animals, Zoo Above is a picture of the view from the “rest” area aka pit stop half way through the tour. There’s a small cafe, a petting zoo and rest rooms. Keep in mind, the entire drive is 9.5 miles however give yourself 3 hours minimum to make your way through the area. This stop area is quite convenient, especially if you have children. Texas, Family, Day Trip, Animals, Zoo

Texas, Family, Day Trip, Animals, Zoo

Photo taken by Heather, Terrell Family Fun

My absolute FAVORITE part of the day were the giraffe’s. Oh – how can you not love them?! They’re amazingly tall (I know nothing about that), they’re awkward when trying to lay down (I’m awkward all the time) and they’re gorgeous (which, I mean come on now)! haha

Texas, Family, Day Trip, Animals, Zoo Texas, Family, Day Trip, Animals, Zoo Sadly, all good things must come to an end and we made our way out of the park. Not without seeing a few more visitors. This little fella was the cutuest thing ever, so kind when eating from our hands I just wanted to snuggle with him. The zebra on the other hand, don’t feed with your hands. Their teeth are amazingly powerful and if they get ahold of it, you’ll turn into Captain Hook!

Texas, Family, Day Trip, Animals, Zoo Texas, Family, Day Trip, Animals, Zoo For more information and details on the range of activities and experiences Fossil Rim has to offer, please check out their website.

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
2299 County Road 2008
Glen Rose, TX 76043