down about a mile from the lake house is a wildlife preserve. somewhere along this road, sister cues up lauren alaina's dirt road prayer and cranks it up loud. there are a few canals where we spot many varieties of birds and deer.
as we drive farther into the preserve, the music stops and the children get really quiet. what they really want to see are the bears. this night we saw two.
the first was a baby. the second was a bit larger but took off quickly. we only got a look as he was leaping into the woods. maybe we will have better luck tomorrow night.