Thursday, June 16, 2011

Fishing at Busch Wildlife

This is the Thursday before Father's Day and Billy's day off, so we decided to get up early and go to Busch Wildlife to fish.  We stopped in at the office to get our fishing licences and got to see some really cool displays!  We have been visiting the lakes for years and NEVER knew about the neat stuff in the office.

HUGE fish tanks with tons of different fish!!!

Standing on a gigantic map of Missouri!

Peek-a-boo tree

Taylor loved to see the turtles!

Blake found a soft shell turtle hidden under the gravel

My little shooter!

If you can see in the picture above, the turtle got trapped in
a plastic soda wrapper and grew deformed...his name
is peanut and he is there to show kids that
littering really does hurt animals
Taylor loved all the butterflies too!
There is a butterfly garden and ALL the butterflies will let you
come right up to them, Taylor was amazed!
The fishing part was fun at first, but then got hot and rather boring!  It was nice to be out in the sun and getting to see wildlife, but cat fishing is like a torturous way to "try your patience"!  Billy and I decided that we wouldn't take the kids to catfish, just fish with lures where they can actually cast and reel in! 

Taylor was happy b/c we didn't make her "strap in" as we traveled
between lakes within the park

Blake likes just driving around seeing all the roads and lakes

The one second that Billy actually got to fish...he was so
busy putting worms on the kids' poles!!!

Gotta have snacks too!

My little fisher girl

Billy pulled over to hold up a snake for Taylor to touch!

Blake got the fishin bucket as his seat!

Our little fisherman :)

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