Vacation 2013: Grant’s Farm

So sorry foe the delay! I have been trying to get this post up for 3 weeks but WordPress would not let me upload any photos! None at all!

And now, to top it off, after I got the photos loaded and my post written, when I went to format it deleted all of my text! Do not be surprised if I make a move again sometime in the near future! I am NOT enjoying wordpress!

Anyway!

On Road Trip day 2 back to Indiana, we stopped by Grant’s Farm in St. Louis. Brad used to go there when he was little and thought that if the weather and timing worked out, we should stop by as a nice break from the car for the girls. Well, the timing worked out perfectly and we were there by about 11 am on a perfect, warm, humid, midwest day.

Our first stop was to the Clydesdale Barn to see the Budweiser Clydesdales. They are gorgeous! Aubrey was mesmerized by them and Ella just was not in the mood to take pictures (this is the best face on her out of 6.)

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After our time with the Clydesdales we headed across the street to the tram that would take us in to the park. Both of the girls LOVED this ride and were amazed by some of the animals that were in this part of the park.

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Our first stop once we were in the park was to feed the goats. Ella was SUPER excited about this, until we made the mistake of letting her walk in on her own. These goats know what is coming through those turnstyles and so they SWARM the entrance. Ella FREAKED out. She was not a fan of the goats and boy did it take her a long time to warm up to them.

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Aubrey on the other hand, she loved them! She kept running up to new goats yelling “Doddy, Doddy!” (Doggy) and petting them all. Kid was in heaven. I can see though why Ella didn’t want much to do with them, they were the perfect stereo type goat; trying to eat my hair, our clothes. It was ridiculous.

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In the end, Ella warmed up to them enough to feed them for a bit. After her bottle was empty, she was over the goats.

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So, we headed off to something a little more her speed. The carousel.

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They both loved it and kept asking for more!

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We headed off to look at some shows. Ella would dance to the music and Aubrey would clap for all of the animals.

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And, I got to feed a camel. What can top that?!

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Overall, we had a great time. There was a $12 parking fee, but that was it for admission. We did not go on the official Clydesdale tour as that was OUTRAGEOUSLY priced, but you could walk through the barn area and see the horses on your own. The girls had a blast checking out all of the animals. It was the perfect little escape from driving. If you’re ever in the St. Louis area, you should definitely check this out.

 

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