I am currently sitting with a warm blanket wrapped around my shoulders and sipping a hot drink to warm my shivering body. I was sure it must be a mere 40 degrees outside and am shocked to find that it’s actually 58. It’s hard to believe that the thermometer will tumble so much more as the days on the calender tick by. I know that there are times when I take for granted the beauty of this place and even complain at times that it is too hot or too cold. I love the change of the seasons, though, and this weekend I was reminded why.
As September draws to a close and October prepares to open its doors there are so many exciting opportunities. This weekend we had a new one that delighted not only the little ones, but the big ones as well. Our family spent a glorious Saturday afternoon together doing things I never thought we would do. An afternoon that included feeding and petting giraffe’s, kangaroos, camels, horses, goats, and sheep. . . to name a few.
|Chad and his friendly giraffe|
|That’s the kangaroo!|
|Chanelle and her camel|
The experience with the animals would have been enough to make my week, but there was so much more. I wonder if I lived in a big city or in warmer climates if these experiences would be available. Will you find a huge straw maze in every town?
Oh, and who could forget the massive bin of corn where kids played, laughed, and explored?