Every November the park rangers at Antelope Island round up the bison, give them immunizations, and take count of the animals there for their records. Brian, the kids, my parents, and his parents have all been before, but this was the first year Isabel and I have been able to attend (we always seem to have dance rehearsal conflicts this time of year).
Ann Evans used to be one of our neighbors many years ago when we lived in Kearns and she works for the state and gets us the VIP tour every year. (She was also the one that got me a job at This is the State Park many years ago. It was one of my favorites.)
We had a rare opportunity to go in the corral with them and chase the buffalo down. It was cool but a little scary too. Those buffalo are SOOO big, and they've been known to turn and go after you, so you need to be prepared to climb the fence if they come after you. Yikes! I'm pretty sure that if I had a fight with one of those bison, I would lose!
Isabel was thrilled because they were just talking about the Great Salt Lake, Antelope Island, and bison in her social studies unit in 4th grade. She took back some buffalo hair to her teacher and it was a great hit.
It was the first time we'd all been to the Great Salt Lake together. How could that be? It was a great teaching/learning opportunity for us all.