Whenever I think of being up close and personal with animals, Jurassic Park comes to mind; and well, we all know how that turns out. So, needless to say, I had mixed emotions when my boyfriend suggested going on an adventure safari following a recent camping trip. But, boy oh boy did we have fun at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose, Texas.
Located about an hour and a half southwest of Dallas, Fossil Rim is a fun and completely up close animal experience. For two hours, you drive your personal vehicle through an oasis of trees, sunshine, and inquisitive animals. If you choose to purchase the food mix that the park sells at the from desk, then you’ll be allowed to feed the animals, giving you the opportunity for some amazing, up close photos.
Since it’s customary for cars to drive through, the park’s inhabitants are very people friendly and will walk directly up to your car and peek their heads inside to greet you. We opened the car’s sunroof when we approached the giraffes, and to my amusement, Pablo was given a giant wet kiss from a long-legged beauty. I can’t say that he was too thrilled with getting giraffe kisses, but I thought it was hysterical.
I could go on and on about how much fun we had, but instead, here are some photos from our time at Fossil Rim for your enjoyment: