Monday, April 28, 2014

Gavin's Field Trip Day

On Thursday before Easter I took a vacation day and went on a field trip with Gavin and his classmates.  Their field trip went to the Rockport Park where they had breakfast, made multiple crafts, played on the playground, enjoyed a clown show, had an egg hunt, played relay games, played on the playground some more, and had lunch!  

Covered Bridges and Waterfalls

Saturday after we left the EFRC, we headed to Cataract Falls, which is Indiana's Largest Waterfall!  My pastor's sister-in-law Cindy had posted photos of this place on her FB page a couple years back and I've been wanting to visit it.  I decided since we would be in that part of the state that we would add it to our day trip itinerary.

Once we finally found it, it's a great place to visit.  I never could find an exact address for it online and was just going to plug the latitude and longitude coordinates into the GPS, however I apparently wasn't entering them in the right area so it wasn't working.  So before we left the EFRC, I called and was able to get a street address so I plugged it into the GPS and off we went.  Only the address they gave me was the address to the main part of the park that the falls were in and not the falls area.  So the gate person there gave me printed directions to Cataract Falls.  It was still a good 20 minute drive, only their directions still weren't exact either.  Eventually we found it.  

While we were there I checked to see if there was any geocaches in the area, and sure enough there was one in the bridge. 

Visiting the Big Kitties Again : RAWR!

When Shawn and I first visited the Exotic Feline Rescue Center last year, I knew for sure I wanted to go back.  And knowing that my sister likes tigers, I knew her and Gavin were the perfect road trip companions.  
We had a great time visiting the big kitties!

In April 2013, the EFRC rescued four tigers from a closed roadside zoo in northern Wisconsin.  One of the tigers named Chloe was pregnant.  On June 22, 2013, Chloe gave birth to 5 female cubs who now call the EFRC their forever home.  Enjoy watching Bailey, Claire, Kizmin, Munka and Kilala grow-up!  (This was taken from the EFRC website.)  You can view their website and watch these pretty girls on the Cub Cam!

While we were on our tour, we had to leave the area we were in because the keepers were bringing in a tiger that had been over at the vet.  Of course I was curious and tried to get pictures, but it was hard trying to get my camera to zoom through all the fences and the woods

And this big boy was excited because it was feeding time!!  Even though it was nasty to see the food, it was definitely interesting to see how the feeding process works!

Our tour guide was Melanie and she was definitely friendly and knowledgeable of the EFRC!

There is a geocache on/near that guardrail, but I couldn't find it.  I even climbed over the guardrail down into the woods and tried to get one of the keepers to give me some help when he drove down the road, but still couldn't find it!