Thursday, August 21, 2008

York's Wild Kingdom

Phew! Yesterday was our last day of vacation and we had a blast. We drove up to York's "Wild Kingdom" in York, Maine. I haven't been there in about 15 years, Hubby's not sure if he's ever been there. They have two parts of the park - the zoo and the rides. Luckily, you can pay for just one or the other so we opted for just the zoo. We got there about 12:30 and had to park - no exaggeration - a mile from the entrance. We were stunned at how many people were there and couldn't believe they'd make us park so far away. Once we got inside we were fine - it didnt' seem overly crowded.
The zoo was nice - they had a lot of animals, although I was surprised they didn't have any of the big animals like giraffes, hippos or rhinos. The only elephant they had was the one you could ride. They did have a really nice pond where you could ride paddle boats. The pond was filled with ducks of all kinds. They had a nice petting zoo. My favorite was the baby goats. I wanted to stick this one in Hubby's backpack and take him home.

Part of the zoo was a new Butterfly exhibit. You could walk inside and the butterflies were flying around you. Hubby took some pretty nice photos.

We had a good time at the zoo and left there around 5:30. We drove a short ways to York beach and walked all up and down the beach. It was low tide, but we didn't find any shells! We took off our shoes and walked in the surf, but the water was mighty cold!

After our walk we went to find some good seafood. DIL Kara just happened to call on my cell phone, and her family vacations a lot in that area, so I asked her for a recommendation. She said her aunt and uncle's favorite place is Billy's Clam House. It took us a bit to find it, but once we did, we were very thankful because it was delicious! We shared a bowl of clam chowder (chowdah) and a plate of haddock and scallops. mmmmmmmm!!

When we came outside, the sun was setting.

We got home about 10pm. Now we have to rest to recover from our vacation! But it was a wonderful three days and we had a good time together. I love spending time with my Hubby!

1 comment:

Joan said...

OK you two -- next year it's Ohio! We have a Zoo that'll knock your socks off! We got a great guest room, no kids, and lots of things to do! You're absolutely invited to come staycation at our house! LOL