Tuesday, June 21, 2016

25/52: Father's Day Weekend

Brian, Chick and I all spent time in Eugene with Pop and Rosemary (plus Steve) over Father's Day Weekend. Chick and I drove to Eugene on Thursday night and Brian flew in from Seattle on Friday night.

Thursday was a family road trip to Pop's pick, Wildlife Safari in Wintson, OR. The dream and vision of one man, Frank Hart - Wildlife Safari was created in 1972 as a facility to save rare and endangered species from around the world. Visitors can view over 76 species from their cars including tigers, giraffes, zebras, lions, elephants, bison, elk and bears.

Annual attendance reaches approximately 150,000 making Wildlife Safari one of Oregon's top visitor destinations.

It was amazing!  We drove through the park with our windows rolled down just like we were on an African Safari.  We saw all sorts of animals and took tons of great pictures and lots of video (YouTube video to post).

Saturday was a Chamber of Commerce day in Florence, OR.  A tour of the Heceta Lighthouse, a walk on Heceta Beach, lunch in Old Town Florence and an hour of gambling at Three Rivers Casino.

What an incredible weekend!

I hope Pop had fun.  I know I did!