It was our third time to go there. Our first visit was back in 2007 during what we call our "single days". We refer to our time before kids as our "single days". ha We went again as a family while in route to the Guatemala beach to celebrate David's birthday back in 2012. Cruz was 2 and Ben was 3 months old.
a sign along the highway advertising the park
Cruz loves maps and was eager to look over the one they gave us when we arrived.
my guys looking at the hippos
my boys were tickled to watch these little ones chase us down the road
Watching the crocodile
We were there during the middle of the day and it was hot. Many of the animals (including my boys favorite- the lions) were resting in the shady spots. We could see them laying around but would have enjoyed it more had they been up and walking. Next time we'll plan to get there a little earlier when most of the animals are on the move.
Cruz spotting a peacock from the restaurant
Here they are trying to get close to the peacock.
waiting for lunch
Our family at the Auto Safari in 2015
We have made it a tradition to take a picture in the same spot on each visit. It will be a while before we return there but I'll be looking forward to taking the boys again someday.
This stop along the way to El Salvador at the Auto Safari was just the beginning of a wonderful little family vacation we took. Traveling with little ones is hard work but when you see them enjoying themselves it makes it all worth it!