We spent some time playing around in Grapevine today. We always have fun visiting Bass Pro Shop. We can't seem to go there without staying for a few hours. There is so much to see and do - plus it's air conditioned which is so important during these hot summers. Daddy and Nicholas loved looking at the Bass Pro sponsored race car out front.
The kids love the fish tank and it's always the first place we have to go.
Rachel was excited about all of the big fish swimming around right in front of her. She called out, "Fish! Fish!"
Daddy lifted her up to the top of the tank and I think she wanted to jump in and swim with the fish!
Nicholas was excited to see a gar fish swimming around and he started talking about the dead one he found at the lake yesterday.
Every summer, Bass Pro Shops puts on some great FREE activities for kids and families. They offer activities such as a shooting gallery, shooting range, casting pond, crafts, s'mores, and even a photo of yourself on the cover of Field and Stream magazine. They also offer free workshops in archery, target shooting, fishing basics, camping, bird watching, hiking, and animal identification. Kids can even earn pins for completing each workshop.
One of the crafts was to decorate a leather key chain.
With Father's Day around the corner, Nicholas decided to make the key chain for Daddy so he wrote, "#1 Dad" on it.
Then he got another key chain and wouldn't let me see what he was doing. He surprised me with a "#1 Mom" key chain because he didn't want me to feel left out. Such a thoughtful little guy :)
Even Rachel got to decorate a key chain.
I liked the picnic table with the animal prints all over it. That's a cool way to learn how to identify prints.
Of course, any trip to Bass Pro is not complete without pretending to drive a few boats! Vroom! Vroom!
Thank you, Bass Pro Shops for a simple afternoon of air conditioned family fun! Check out www.basspro.com for more information on their summer family programs.