I realized today that I hadn't posted any pictures from our trip to the Olympic Game Farm in Sequim, WA yet. It was one of the highlights of our time on the peninsula. Basically, you drive through the farm and throw bread to animals like bears (behind electric fences) and buffalo, zebras, deer, elk, and llamas (not behind fences and free to come up to your car and eat out of your hand).
The guy running the farm the night we were there was super nice. We didn't know what time it closed and actually arrived 30 minutes too late. But he saw how crestfallen we were and let us in anyway (yay!).
The sun was setting as we drove through and the way the light hit the grass behind this bear was incredible. Everything was glowing.
A lot of the bears are rescued from circuses and some of them appear in movies and tv shows. They're trained and will sit up and beg for bread. It's pretty crazy to see such a huge animal sit up on your cue.
There was a herd of white deer there. This fawn was adorable.
The buffalo came right up to the car which was a little intimidating. They licked the windows with their huge tongues. If your window was down too far they would try and stick their heads in the car...
...like this elk.
A peacock was very obliging and showed off for us.
This zebra came up and ate from my hand.
If you're ever on the Olympic peninsula I would recommend stopping by, especially if you have kids with you. E was actually pretty tired and fell asleep as we drove through but my nephews (ages 9 and 7) loved it. The only thing you're allowed to feed the animals is bread. You can buy it there or pick up cheap bread at a grocery store and bring your own.
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