Yellow River Game Ranch

The main goal of our trip was our day at Stone Mountain but since we were in the area I really wanted to also visit another childhood favorite: Yellow River Game Ranch. 

We had a late night Saturday night (big kids weren’t in the bed until 10 and Tess was straight up EXHAUSTED) so we were pretty pumped how well the kids slept for us Sunday ๐Ÿ™‚ Tess even slept until almost 9! We just took our time getting ready and decided to have Tess skip her morning nap in hopes that she’d sleep in the car on the way home for her afternoon one. Yes, we were crazzzzzy off schedule for this weekend ๐Ÿ™‚ (rebel!)


While Zach loaded the car the big kids enjoyed reading from some Bibles in the room ๐Ÿ™‚

Britt HATES long pants? She always, always rolls them WAY up and it’s a legit struggle with her. I can just imagine how it’ll be when she’s a teen and wants to wear short shorts. Yikes!

Tess loved being into everything

We visited the Yellow River Game Ranch back in May of 2011 and had a great time (you can read that post here!). I was excited to take Britt and Tess for their first visit. Man, I thought it was pretty run down in 2011…now though? Y’all it’s pitiful. It’s still pretty expensive to get in and it’s just very, very run down. Zach and I kept joking that it seemed like we were in a scene of a horror movie or something. I hope it improves but I have a feeling it’s more likely to shut down in the near future. 

We brought our own carrots and graham crackers and the kids were SUPER into it, especially Kye. I think so often people assume boys don’t get “into stuff” as much as they get older. Sure, he’s 6 but he’s probably my most excited kid when it comes to experiences! I LOVE this age!

Tess was more about eating the crackers than about the animals!

The coolest part were the bears! I mean how many people can say they have fed a bear right?!?! 

We kept waiting for them to choke! Those carrots are massive!

No horror movie scene can be complete without an old, abandoned well…

I think the main reason the place is still up and running is that General Lee lives there. He’s pretty famous as he’s THE groundhog for the state of Georgia!

The experience was pretty awesome. It gave Zach and I quite a bit to giggle about and the gift shop was legit amazing. So many old school toys and figurines and lots of animal skinned stuff. My brother would have gone crazy in there back in the day as he loved a good old lucky rabbits foot ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

We finished up right on time for lunch and decided to just eat in somewhere before hitting the road. We went into a Taco Bell and again, memories just flooded back. It was still designed like the way I remember Taco Bell as a kid. I remember my dad picking us up on his weekends with us and us going to eat in Taco Bell and spitting ice cubes at each other. Classy ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

We weren’t spitting ice…but man did we leave our mark at that Taco Bell. The kids were all so sleepy and straight SILLY. Here’s a video of them breaking it down to the music ๐Ÿ˜‰ And here’s one of just Tess…child was so exhausted!

We had SUCH a great little weekend getaway! It was awesome that Kye didn’t have school the next day as I was able to get everything unpacked and washed and have a relaxing day off from the rush rush rush! 

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