by Janis Brett Elspas
Our first stop Monday was Bearizona, a one-of-a-kind drive-thru wildlife park near Williams, Arizona (south of the Grand Canyon) right off Route 66. They're not listed in the major travel guides yet, because they are brand new, currently having a "soft opening" this summer. This is a great time to try out the park, too, as Bearizona has discounted admission fees by 50% for their preview season this summer. I'm told that they expect to have the official grand opening for the 2011 season..
According to one Bearizona employee that my kids asked, all the adult animals in the drive-thru section were all raised in captivity so they are not aggressive. We also learned none of the juvenilles was born here -- all the little ones are rescues from shelters for exotic animals.
Here you see my family and I at the beautifully landscaped visitor's center at the end of our drive through Bearizona.
All I have to do is get my 14 year-old son who doubles as this blog's IT Director to show me how to use this new PC laptop and help me edit and post the pictures and video footage we got at this great family stop and I'll be adding some more pictures to this post. My four teens can't stop talking about how much fun this stop was.
My kids did well getting into character for these shots, didn't they?
Till Tomorrow, Happy Trails from Gallup, New Mexico
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