Sunday, October 5, 2008
One FULL Saturday!
Yesterday about 30 people from our church traveled to Tupelo, MS. Back a couple of months ago I received a letter in my mailbox at church adveritising this really cool looking place called "Tupelo Buffalo Park". I got so excited because I love Fall weather and look forward every year to getting out and enjoying this beautiful world that God has so graciously given us. It boasted the largest zoo in the state, as well as, a pumpkin patch, hay maze, indian village and hello???? Tupelo is the birthplace of none other than Elvis Aaron Presley. Say no more. I was ready to hop on our church bus and go. We left the church around 7:00 yesterday morning. Trying to get that many people on the bus that early in the morning was no small feat. However, we did it and wound up only being about 15 minutes later than we originally planned on leaving. We made it all the way to Scooba, MS before we had to make our potty, coffee, orange slice, slim jim break. This ordeal took about 30 minutes. I was beginning to wish that we had just taken a bucket and a shower curtain and constructed a make shift toilet. Finally by 11:00 we arrived in Tupelo at the park. We were greeted by their friendly staff and ushered to our luch pavillion. Each of us had taken along a picnic lunch. Oh yea, my in laws met us there also. My mother in law brought enough food for an army. We all kind of ate from everyone else's stash. After lunch we went on an open air tour of the free roaming buffalo, zebras, camels and many other animals that I don't remember what they were. I am sure the guide told us, but of course, I was probably talking and did not hear. (I know that is hard to believe) Anyway, next we saw the animals. This was no ordinary zoo. The animals could all just be touched and they could touch you back and lick or gnaw or whatever else they wanted to do. It was neat but a little scary too. After the animal tour we went to a hay maze. I am not much on just walking out in the middle of a field full of hay and cow patties!!! I am sure it is fun to some, but not my cup of tea! So, while all of my group wandered aimlessly through this torturous tunnel dodging "land mines", I cheated!!! There, I have admitted it. Yes, I cheated!!! I slipped out through the entrance and into the pumpkin patch. I was safely waiting at the exit when half of the group came out astonished that I had maneuvered so quickly through. My family was with the other group who were still searching for the way out. About half way up to the pumpkin patch I heard some of the little girls in the other group begin these blood curdling screams for their "mama". They had gotten seperated and were lost. It was actually kind of funny. Cause, hey there I was the first one out!!! Ha Ha Ha. After all of this excitement, we picked our pumpkins out, made a scarecrow and left. Our next stop was just down the road at the Birthplace of Elvis. It was probably my favorite thing on the entire trip. I could go on and on about how wonderful this day was but I feel like I have written a small novel now. If any of you ever get the chance, I would highly suggest this trip. I give Tupelo Buffalo Park 2 Thumbs up and the birthplace of Elvis 2 thumbs and one big toe up!!!!