Back from Vacation – Part 6

Delayed post due to extra children in the home! We had two brothers for four days – a 1 and 5 year old – it made for some busy days!

But now, to our trip. Where were we? Ah, yes …. to grandmother’s house we go.

I love visiting with Tom’s mom and stepdad because it is so relaxing. We just all sit around and talk all day, and well the entire upstairs we have all to ourselves and you just can’t beat that. Plus is is near the mountains, and I just love the rolling hills and countryside – not to mention they have cows practically in their back yard. And I love the country and would take it any day over the beach. Call me crazy, its just how I am.

So we spent a few days in Mocksville, NC and the highlight of our trip was a visit to Walmart. Kidding.

The highlight was really a trip to the Lazy 5 Ranch where we went on a wagon ride and fed llamas, sheep, goats, pigs, water buffalo, camels, and so many other animals. Jasper was all about feeding and petting the animals. Petra was not at all interested – she is way too girly. But by the time we left she did manage to brave feeding a few pigmy goats.

So that was the family highlight. My personal highlight was spending about 5 hours riding on a back of a motorcycle through the Blue Ridge Parkway. The weather was perfect and it was truly a great experience.

Another great perk to the visit was Papa Gerry recently went a little overboard and built a swingset in the backyard. Add a little water to the slide, and a small pool at the bottom – and you have a lot of fun!

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