This weekend Lauren and I joined our friends the Viviritos and their friends the Andersons for a camping trip to the Serengeti Resort about 90 miles south of Austin. This place was fairly odd–they had a variety of lodging options from huts to bungalows to a small campground area, which is where we were. Unlike some other campground, they had an African safari sort of theme with a big grazing area for a small selection of unusual animals. There was a giraffe, a camel, two zebras, three angry ostriches, a bunch of oryx, and gazelles. They rented golf carts and just set everyone free out in the animal grounds with a bag of food to give the animals… no supervision, no guidance… just go interact with the animals. Pretty much none of these animals would cause harm to a human except for the male ostrich which chased us a couple times.
The three couples camped for two nights for a total of $55 thanks to a Living Social deal, so it was extremely cheap. We left the site briefly to swim in a nearby river, and returned later for some badminton and bocce ball. But a wedding took over the whole resort Saturday night, basically shutting everything down to the other guests of the site. We attempted to crash the blaring wedding dance just a football field away from our tent, but they quickly caught on to us and refused to serve free beer to the group.