Sunday, May 4, 2008
Saturday morning, before we left, we visited Grant's Farm. The "Grant" refers to Ulysses S. Grant. Purchased by the Anheuser-Busch Family, it is home to the Clydesdale horses.
We got the only GOOD picture of the boys from the trip while we were there.
It was such a nice little place. The animals are all very well taken care of. The trainers had an elephant do a little presentation about how to recycle and even had the elephant PLAY THE HARMONICA.
We took a tram around the property where we saw a lot of beautiful animals so close that you could touch them (but didn't, of course)
Daddy got up close and personal with the camels. (They got a little close and personal with each other too but that's NOT a G rated story.)
But by far, the BEST part was the baby goats. Oh my, the baby goats. I would drive 9+ hours again just to get on video the experience of the baby goats. There were swarms of them in this pen. Aaron was by far the biggest fan.
Noah started to feed them...
but then preferred a little more distance.
This was Odin's second time visiting and he knew the ropes.
This is what happens when you try to feed a goat and take a picture at the same time.
Aaron had a love/hate relationship with the goats. He went from being scared,
"This is TERRIBLE!!!"...
to loving every minute of it.
He liked grooming them with the brush
and when it snuggled on his belly.
They really liked to eat Daddy's coat
As we were walking through, the lady who interviewed us the day before was there, filming another segment for her report. She not only remembered our kids names from the day before, but said that when she went through the footage from the day before, Noah's quote from the City Museum was her favorite shot they had gotten the entire day. I will post it when it comes out.
Of course, Noah had to get a souvenir before we left. Filling a tube full of little animals can make any little boys dreams come true.
We did go to see the Clydesdales before we left, but nobody could feel their fingers anymore and we decided it was just time to go...so no pictures of the Clydesdales.
We have been to petting zoos before, but this was like nothing I had ever seen. I literally couldn't stop giggling for the entire time we were in with the baby goats. I really would make the long drive again just to go to Grant's Farm.