Monday, March 15, 2010

The $15 "free" cub.

Last weekend I heard on the radio that Yellowstone Bear World (a local bear preserve and tourist trap) was showing the bear cubs for free, for 3 days only. So I loaded up my kiddos and we made our way there. Upon our arrival, we waited in a long snaking line for 45 minutes, only to realize that if we "really" wanted to see the bear cubs, we'd have to pay $15 to get our picture with one.


Yes, we could have stood here, at this point and watched other people get to cuddle and pet the adorable cubs. Well, I guess "stood" is a relative term. I should have said, "we could have waited 45 minutes and shuffled past this point on our way out the exit". My kids were ultra disappointed, so I shelled out the $15 and let them touch the little darlings.

Look at that little foot. SO cute! Amazing that it will be so big some day. These little guys were about 2 months old.

And just what did I get for my time and money? A lovely "Bear World" print and 4 very happy kids.

10 comments:

Lee Ann said...

I woulda shelled it out too! Look at those happy faces!

Cherie said...

OHHHHHHH Mannnnn!! I would love to hold a little bear cub - that is SO Awesome!!!
Your kids really do look like 4 very happy campers!!!

I'm going to have to tell my daughter about this.

Fun!!

Willy Happy Mama said...

You made the right choice!

WishTrish said...

Oh, man! I'd say it's worth $15-- it's an experience not likely to be repeated! So fun! The kids look great, and are all looking at the camera at the same time! If only the cub had done the same.

Tonya said...

That is so neat. If you ask me well worth the money. Or as they say priceless.

Emily said...

Such a cutie mamma

Jennifer said...

I would have paid too! What a memorable experience and fun too!

Crystal Escobar said...

oh my gosh, that is the cutest thing ever!!!! My husband would have loved to be there! He loves wild life, especially bears.

Brenda said...

Kids and Cubs, both quite cute! That picture is adorable. Also, I just read your singing time post, and all I can say is I am impressed! That is a lot of stress. I know those kids must love you, what a fun singing time leader!!

The Wolfs said...

super cute picture~ i bet they were in heaven and this is something they will treasure forever! Way to be such a great mom!