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Fish & Chips, Wild Animals, and a Lighthouse

Today after we finished up some work we headed over to the Bandon Fish House for some fish & chips. This place has our favorite fish & chips…the fish & chips we think are the best ones we've ever tried. We had one order of salmon fish & chips and one order of halibut fish & chips…both amazing. Light crispy batter that sticks to the fish and super fresh delicious fish. Perfect.

Next we headed over to the "West Coast Game Park Safari" a few miles south of town, still in Bandon. My mom said when she and my brother stopped here they got to hold baby tigers, and that did it for me. We likely never would have stopped at this place, but I'm glad we did.

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This place was a trip! It's family-owned (since 1968) and it's a walk-through wild animal park, basically. We got to hold a one-month old baby red fox immediately after we entered the park:

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We pet a ton of other things, including sables, an apricot (kinda white) skunk, a huge opossum, llamas, goats, deer, a baby bear cub….  Oh and I got to have a bobcat in my lap:

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It was pretty cool. Here's the bear cub having a warm bottle from his trainer:

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There are tons of goats, deer, llamas, and peacocks roaming the park freely. 

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The peacocks were everywhere! 

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This guy was letting me get really close to him to take this photo:

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Then all of a sudden he shook it all out and gave me a spectacular close-up show:

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I guess he wanted us both to see how beautiful he was:

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Pretty amazing, even from the back! (How bored does Kevin look in that shot though?)

We walked around the rest of the park and saw some gorgeous animals. (You can see a list of what they have here):

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Here I am, eye to eye with this white bengal tiger.

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Llama eyeball (it would not back up):

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And another show from a different peacock:

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Crazy design for a bird, huh? 🙂

After the animal park we headed out to the Coquille River Lighthouse and took a nice walk on the beach before heading back to camp. 

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We've got some fresh oysters smoking on the Traeger (again, I know, yawn) and in a couple hours when they're ready I'll throw together a salad and call it dinner.