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Last Christmas we spent the day on the BEACH in Southern Georgia; this winter we are in Southern Texas. So today, HALLOWEEN, we enjoined the day with a trip to the pool.
For Mothers Day this year we adventured 90 mintes north to Fort Dodge. We toured the historic fort http://www.fortmuseum.com/ and had a great time in an old cabin, blacksmith shop, a jail and other locations. The boys inspected real ink wells in school desks in the one-room-schoolhouse, played on the monkey bar and learned to play checkers in the general store. We also visited a museum on site.
We picniced in a park, and FOUND A ZOO. http://www.fortdodgeiowa.org/department/division.php?fDD=12-136. We petted rabbits, and llamas and the mandaroy goats. we got up close to, and touched, a deer. We got to see foxes and even a couple of wallaby!! These are swans behind us, safely behind a fence since they have eggs. the eggs are REALLY BIG making me really question the Ugly Ducking story, a swan egg mixed in to a ducks nest would NOT fit in. The mom swan kept moving the eggs, then settling on them again, then getting up to move them again, she could not get them the way she wanted.
On our way home, we stopped at a river access to stretch our legs and throw rocks.