Monday, September 16, 2013
Way back when we were celebrating our First Day of No School, I had wanted to do our usual thing of going to The Big Enormous Playground With the Teeny Tiny Zoo.
Ah, but this time I remembered!
I finally remembered that the carousel and train are closed on Mondays, so this year I went on Wednesday.
And this year they closed the carousel and train a week early. :O(
But the playground was as marvelous as ever, and, when we ambled over to the Teeny Tiny Zoo/Farm, we discovered that they were having hay rides!
Well, all right then!
If you've never been on a hay ride, it's a ride in a tractor drawn wagon, usually seated on bales of straw.
Yes, technically, that makes it a straw ride, but that doesn't sound as nice!
We had a marvelous time on the ride and a great time touring the farm.
Mxyl was quite taken with the peacocks, and Klenda found a particularly beautiful chicken that looked like it was wearing a black lace shawl over a russet gown.
I think our favorite animals were the twin 3 month old goats who were playing and frolicking and running into each other like, well, kids!
On the way back we followed a new trail marked with an owl.
Much to my surprise and delight, the trail came out exactly where we had parked!