Friday, August 24, 2018

Adventures in Bus Driving: Indian River Reptile Zoo

It's been a while since I've done an Adventures in Bus Driving post. 

Part of it is I usually go to the same place and unless something extraordinary happens, it's generally the same thing all the time.. 

Not today though...

Today was something new for me.. 

Indian River Reptile Zoo is a non-profit zoo outside Peterborough that houses and rescues reptiles and other scaly beasts. 

This is where it is in relation to Peterborough. All you do is follow Highway 7 and it'll be on the right hand side. 

This is an overhead shot of the place. They also have a mini-putt course on the grounds now.. 

Anyway.. We had a group of kids going from a summer camp. Two buses worth went to the zoo. Because we drove them, we were allowed in for free.. (Admission for adult is $20)

I ended up taking a couple pictures. 

It was kind of weird.. I went to a couple turtle/tortoise enclosures and every time they started wandering my way when they saw me.. It was weird.. lol This one, I believe, is a horned turtle. 

One of the things they added was animatronic dinosaurs. They have more than the ones I took photos of.. There's a pterodactyl on site that flaps its wings and screeches as well. 

It's a little blurry, but those be crocodiles.. They have a few different species of crocs and of alligators. They also have a bunch of snakes in another area.. 

All in all, it was interesting to look at.. 

Now.. Because this is a Baseball Card Blog....

I'm doing Stadium Club and Finest right now, but will be doing them alongside Topps as I get into the next batch. 

Lance Parrish played for the Jays in 1995.. I kind of forgot he played in Toronto. Catcher has been kind of a black hole for the Jays, really.. Aside from Whitt/Martinez in the 80s and then Pat Borders in the late 80s/early 90s, catcher has been forgettable. Kind of hoping Danny Jansen is able to buck the trend. 

Finest is a set I'm indifferent on.. I don't know what it is that turns me against it, In a way, I feel the same about some of the later sets Topps put out like Hi Tek.. 

But with this Lansing card, I'm now up to 1770 Expos in the catalogue. 


  1. You didn't smile at the crocodiles did you?

    1. No.. They just kept telling me "In a While" lol

  2. I bet the turtle associates all humans with being fed. They didn't allow you to feed any of the reptiles did they? That would have been pretty cool.
    Sounds like a fun field trip to be a part of!

    1. No. They have signs up to not throw food or coins into the enclosures.. It was interesting..

  3. At first I was thinking... dang they're going on a field trip this early in the school year (we just started last Wednesday). Then I noticed summer camp. Looks really cool. Hope you have a great school year.