Another Safari Visit

The family made Saturday an extra special day by deciding to go to Springfield to the drive-through wildlife safari. As some of you faithful blog readers may remember, we went to the safari for a surprise to celebrate Dad’s 60th birthday a year and a half ago.

We left a little after 6:30 a.m. arriving at the safari about 10:40 where we bought our tickets and animal food. Then off we went for the adventure.




We saw several horse and buggy teams. Notice the ladder?




Mr. Ostrich greeted us first. Dad cautiously opened his window enough to feed him, and if Mr. Ostrich misjudged where the food was, his beak pecked loudly on the window. We didn’t stay with him too long before we headed on.


These guys were really cute.



Mom was even able to feed them out her window.





Look at that zebra’s mouth–talk about a lot of teeth and lips.


Notice in the rearview mirror the total zebra stripe?


Camel’s head is coming in, and Joseph’s protecting his face.


“Can’t we be friends?” The camel seems to be smiling.

DSC_0582That’s a huge head.

DSC_0590This camel definitely had a selfish streak. What we fed him was never enough.


DSC_0613Self-portrait :-). Everyone took turns feeding the animals (except for me, I preferred to use my camera and not get slobbery hands :-)), but, as evidenced by the pictures, there are more of some than others.




Cutest little baby donkey.DSC_0638DSC_0640DSC_0641DSC_0657DSC_0661

We went out for a meal at Lambert’s, home of the Throwed Rolls. It was a great adventure!


DSC_0680It was a special day. Tonight, we’ll be celebrating again, with a family birthday party.

If you haven’t settled the question as to where you will spend eternity, please don’t put it off. Just yesterday, my heart broke, as I shared with a sweet, elderly woman, who appears to be dying. From all evidence, she has rejected Jesus. I pray she turns to Him in her last hours. If you think of it, please pray for Miss A.

Isaiah 55: 6-7: “Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.”


17 thoughts on “Another Safari Visit”

  1. Wow! You really had an exciting trip! Funny too. Whoa, that zebra must have been really waiting for company or someone to listen to him! The camel sounded lovable.

    Please do a post of your party, Sarah. We’d love to see your birthday celebrated. Love, Rebecca

  2. What a nice birthday treat. We love drive-thru parks. Actually we love animals in any setting. Lambert’s is fun. We don’t have one near so only get to enjoy when we travel now.
    My father was an atheist until just a few days before he passed. I thought he would never change and God showed me that the worst human being I had ever met could change. I found out it’s never too late to pray for someone. I will pray for Miss A.

    Have fun tonight!

  3. looks like a fun birthday celebration! happy birthday, sarah, i enjoy reading your posts and looking at the amazing pictures. have a blessed year!

  4. I think that camel wanted to go home with you all! 😀

    My aunt got saved in the hospital a few hours before she passed away. So I know it does happen. Keep praying for your friend.

  5. Praying for Miss A. When I was 10, my grandpa was dying. I remember my mom and I driving eight hours to see him and my mom stopping at every phone booth she could to ask people to pray the prayer of faith for him. Well, we got there late, I was asleep, and I found out later that when my mom left the hospital room grandpa looked at her and said “Don’t worry about me, I know where I’m going.” and when he did pass he had a very peaceful look on his face. What you said to her could easily make an impact that you may not know about until Heaven.

  6. Ahhh, how cute! Some of those animals seem to be saying, “Hey, what about me, I want my picture taken too!”

  7. This looks like an awesome place to go, would this be in Springfield, MO or IL? Thanks so much for your blog, I really enjoy it.
    Springfield, MO

  8. I also had a really funny thing happen at a Safari place in AR. Two ostriches got into a fight in the field. They came running and ran ACROSS the hood of our car! One kind of ran into our car. There was a huge scratch on the hood. It was a really funny story to tell people later- they always got a strange look when I said an ostriche ran over my car. 🙂 I have always wanted to go to Lamberts as well. Someday! 🙂

  9. Yikes!

    The camel didn’t slobber all over anyone did he(she)?
    The camel is pretty “tidy.”

  10. What a fun time you all had! Great photos of the animals, Sarah. 🙂 And the photo of you holding your birthday balloons is so cute! ~ Praying for Miss A. to accept the Lord.
    Love, Mrs. Patti

  11. We have been praying for Miss A.
    Thank you. You can stop now. She is gone. The Lord only knows to where.

  12. We just read Chapter 10 in Spring Days. Then we decided to look at your blog to see real pictures to go along with the chapter. And where did you eat? Lamberts! Just like the Moody’s! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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