Thursday, September 3, 2009

Gainesville, Texas Zoo....

We have been having some gorgeous weather in Oklahoma, and last weekend we decided to go to a small zoo not far from us, in Texas. It is called the Frank Buck Zoo.

This was a little feeding area and this one was a pig. It kept pushing all the other goats away from the opening.

We just took a bunch of pictures around the lush grounds.
See we really were at a zoo. I had to show you a picture of the giraffe. I think they are so pretty.



It was a fun trip. Can you tell by the picture below where we ate afterward?
Yep, I'm sure you were right. It was Cracker Barrel. Oh, and Lexi whipped her daddy at checkers. Way to go Lexi!!!

43 comments:

Lana said...

Cute pictures...I think giraffes are so pretty! And I love Cracker Barrell, too! Yumm!

Marilyn said...

Great pictures and it looks like you all had a fun day. Great weather. I love that zoo. We take AJ and Jack there. Last time we got to feed the giraffes. One licked AJ's shoe and he thought that was so cool. It had a purple tongue. Ha Enjoy this weather. I don't think we are going to get any rain. It is in the eastern part of the state.

Amelia said...

Looks like fun was happening at the zoo.

Loving these cooler temps.

April said...

What a perfect place to spend an afternoon together as a family! Then, to top it off with lunch at Cracker Barrel...please tell me you ate the Chicken~n~Dumplings. That's the only thing I ever order...so yummy!!!

Jen's Farmily said...

I haven't been to the zoo in forever!! And Way to go Lexi for beating her dad!! She'll have to remind him of that for years to come! :)

Joanna said...

I love going to the zoo. There is just something about it...The animals, the scenery..I just love it!

Life with Kaishon said...

Kaishon would LOVE to go to the zoo with you : ). He can't get enough of that place : ). He just loves it so much : ) Yours looks fun. I don't think we saw giraffes at the Philadelphia zoo when we were there a few weeks ago. I will have to ask Kaish : ) He will remember!

mysteryhistorymom said...

How fun, Darlene! I have never heard of this zoo, but it looks lovely. Cracker Barrel- YUM! Sounds like the perfect day... Lori

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Darlene
Looks like you had a lovely day at the zoo. Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures. I love giraffes too. They are so sweet. Glad you enjoyed Cracker Barrell. I would love to eat there one day, I have heard such good things about it.
Lindsay
x

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

It's all happening at the zoo, I do believe it, I do believe it's true! (remember that song?-I'm showing my age again!)

I'm glad you guys had a great time!
Summer is coming to an end here next week (school starts!)

Robin~♥

JC said...

I haven't been to the local zoo in a long long time.

I think I enjoyed them as much as my kids did.

I like San Diego & The one near DC ..

Sue said...

We have had beautiful weather here in Alabama too. Your pictures are so good...I can tell that you had a great time. Cracker Barrel is a favorite place of mine to eat. I especially love the store!

Ramona said...

Good Morning Darlene ~ What a wonderful day you had at the zoo. I love giraffes too! I think they are the most interesting animals. We start back to school next week so we are trying to enjoy the final days of no homework! Have a great and safe holiday weekend.

Smiles ~ Ramona

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Oh these are darling pics. The first one at the top could be used in your Christmas cards this year.
: )
And congrats on the wonderful giveaway you won recently!

Aleta said...

I knew it the minute I saw those large checkers! Hehe. Looks like ya'll had a lot of fun!

Shannon said...

Oh, I used to love the zoo. I have not been in such a long time! Great pictures!

Heather said...

how fun! i want to take Ella to the zoo this fall once it cools off a little and when the kids are in school so it's less crowded, lol. yum for cracker barrel!

Katie said...

Great pictures and I can't believe you won anothe giveaway. I need you to play the lottery for the both of us.

Karen said...

That looks fun! We have had some nice cool days here too. Giraffes are my fav:)

HeathahLee said...

That is the COOLEST sculpture in the first picture! It looks like y'all had such a good time. The weather here has been fantastic, too!

Lisa & Gerald said...

Love the cute photo's...

Carrie said...

Zoo and Cracker Barrel what fun times!

Marcia said...

Great pics! Looks like you had a fabulous time. Hoping you have a great long weekend. Btw, giving up the kitty was hard! I still wish she'd call and return her. LOL. But she's doing great and the lady is in love so I'm happy.
Marcia :)

CatHerder said...

great pics, i LOVE the zoo....oh and love the checker pic...i always wind up playing a zillion games in those rockers because our cracker barrel is always so crowded!

Eloise said...

Darling pictures! Lexi looks so cute.

I, too, love giraffes. I watched Out of Africa and thought how I would love to see giraffes run across grasslands like they do in that movie. Exquisite.

Lorrie said...

Darlene I enjoyed these photos. We have a great zoo near us here in NC that we go to each year. I love giraffes too--their coloring is so beautiful.

Caren said...

Looks like a really great time but I feel a bit guilty. I used to take The Son to the Philadelphia zoo all the time but we haven't been since we moved out of the city. oops. Thanks for the reminder that we need to go back again soon.

Have a great Labor Day weekend!

Gretchen said...

You all look like you had so much fun at the zoo. Our grandchildren just love going and we're lucky we have one right here in Greenville.

Hugs,
Gretchen

Kitty Scraps said...

Hey Miz Darlene,
I love the zoo! Looks like y'all had a great time too! And Cracker Barrel is one of my favorite places to eat, I love their veggies *smiles* Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Dawn said...

It looks like you had fun and you got some great pictures.
I went to the zoo this summer too. I hadn't been to one since
I was about 10 years old!

take care,
Dawn

The Berry's Patch said...

Hey Darlene...my sister from another mother. I love going to the zoo...especially the giraffe's. Thanks for your comment on my blog...blog land is sure forgiving for being gone so long. :-)

Ruth Ann said...

What a beautiful zoo! Much much prettier than the Pitsburgh Zoo! I could definitely get lost in the garden area! Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!
-Ruth Ann

the Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Cracker Barrell! I'm not overly fond of their food but I LOVE their store!! Isn't that weird LOL! Great pictures!

Manuela

SmilingSally said...

You sure know how to enjoy your family times.

Life is good! said...

what a great day! i love the zoo and i also love cracker barrel, not as much for the food as the store. it's one of my favorite places when i am craving comfort food!

Blasé said...

Cracker Barrel and Checkers......WHOOOOooo!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Girl...you guys are all adorable...you are one hot mama! I LOVE giraffes..we saw a few on our vacation too at Disneys animal kingdom. I LOVE cracker barrell too...ORegon has yet to get any....hugs, cherry

Kathy said...

It has been a while since I have been blogging and loved catching up!! Stop by and catch up with me....Kathy

Judi said...

Hi Darlene
What fun you had the zoo...the pictures are great. We all had a great visit too! What a fun place to eat too. We don't have one here but we do over in NY state..yum! Thank you for sharing.
I hope you are having a great weekend with your parents and enjoying the long weekend.
Judi

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