Adding the rest of the vacation pics and story!
On Wednesday, we decided to go to the Farm Sanctuary which was just 8 miles from our campsite. It looked like a nice place in the ads, showing kids petting sheep, etc, looked like a nice little petting zoo type place.
We arrived at the place.
We thought that was cute. We went inside, paid for our admission and started looking around and reading about it before the tour started. While we were reading, we found that it is a vegan run sanctuary and they were really against any type of farming. There were traps and all sorts of displays and they showed a video about factory farming, which was a little graphic for kids. Now, I do not having anything against vegans, nor do I support any type of cruelty to animals, but I think they should have advertised their place as such. It could really be upsetting to some visitors that were in the farming industry. Farmers are hard workers, they do what they do to support their families, and I just felt like they were really put down at this place. I felt a little uncomfortable there, wondering if we were the only people that weren't vegetarians! I was just waiting for Macy or Jack to start talking about hot dogs or hamburgers! LOL Luckily, they did not! Little did they know that we stopped at the grocery store on the way back to the campsite and picked up some steaks and shish-kabobs!
Nonetheless, we had a good time, even feeling a little uncomfortable. We got to go into the cow pasture, somewhere that I've never been before! LOL We pet sheep, turkey, and pigs! The kids enjoyed it and so did I.
Do you remember the silly joke as kids "pig fell in the mud"? I hope so, because Chris thinks I'm strange because they never said that in his hometown!
So, after we left there, we stopped at a state park called Sugar Hill, way, way high! They had a fire tower there that you could actually climb to the top at your own risk.
Chris climbed all the way to the top and talked to some guys on his amateur radio.
Once he came back down (it started to get windy up there!), him and the kids played chase and hide and seek. We also stumbled upon another geodetic survey marker! I think we're going to start hunting for these now!
That's pretty much it for our camping adventure! We had a great time and there was a ton to do! Our night was topped off with a swim in their indoor inground pool and hot tub! :)
In other news, Macy's tooth finally fell out while we were at Staples today! It'll be an exciting morning for her tomorrow, both a visit from the tooth fairy AND the first day of kindergarten!!
Kindergarten pics to come tomorrow!