What does homemade ice cream, cows, mini golf, hiking
and window shopping have in common?
Our Day Off!
Last Friday was the end of the trimester for the kids,
resulting in a teacher's work day today!
With the kids at home and a rare 50+ degree March day,
we decided to get out of dodge and visit someplace
we've never been!
I'm not sure if I mentioned this before,
but our family LOVES ice cream.
Several years ago I had heard about Young's Dairy
about 40 minutes north of us in a place called
We will travel just about any distance for good ice cream!
And, can you believe that I forgot to pull out the camera to take
a picture of our delightfully yummy, rich, ginormous ice cream cones!
We'll get one next time!
Now, Young's is a working dairy farm, so that means they have
on site, up close and personal, one of
my most favorite animals of all times...
Obviously, not one of Madison's most favorite animals!
Madison, preferred the mommy goat with her nursing
Madison took this photo of her favorite baby goat!
It was feeding time for the dairy cow, who had just been
brought in to eat at their troughs.
Tweens and teens need to burn off energy
so they climbed on tires and played mini golf!
Even with 50 degrees we still have that white stuff on the ground!
We left the dairy to continue our adventure to a local state park.
John Bryan State Park!
We found a nice place to park the car headed down a trail.
The kids enjoyed hiking in the "snow".
A large square stone foundation...
A fantastic fallen tree, that was great for bouncing...
and this nut that reminded me
of Edvard's Munch's "The Scream".
We hiked as far as my none hiking shoes could go.
Off to the nearby artsy town of Yellow Springs...
Zac checked out the interactive art piece
housed in an old telephone booth.
We enjoyed the knitted and felted graffiti "littering"
the street signs, trees and benches...
Thanks for hanging with us on our day off!