Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Summer Fun {Greenfield Village}

As promised, another post from one of our favorite places.  
Greenfield Village never disappoints and even though we've been there a ton, we keep finding something new on each visit!

 On this visit we rode the Model T cars for the first time, I'm not sure why I bypassed this before, as the wait wasn't too long and the kids loved riding in the old car.

There is also a new playground that just opened last fall.  The kids could have stayed there for a good part of the day.  It's designed to resemble a 1930's construction site, but has so much of what kids want today.  The boiler below is interactive and sprays and mists water depending on what you touch, and what parent doesn't love the rubber surface for safer landings!

William had great aspirations to conquer this rock wall, but it wasn't working out for him.
Kids seemed to be hovering around this hand pump water station.  I wish I had snapped a large picture showing how the water travels down through the wood basin.  The whole playground was very interactive and a great addition to the village.

It was just the kids and I on this trip.  We've gone solo, in a small group, and in a large group.  We always have fun, but the visit seems more special when it's just us.  We seem to get to see more and I get to enjoy the one on one time that can sometimes be lost when we're home and a zillion things start to distract me.
Because it was just us, there was time to stop and smell the flowers.  The gardens outside the chapel were beautiful!

Puppet show!
And of course, the carousel ride!  
Lauren picked a rather famous horse...one that Clint Eastwood (we were told) took a ride on!
And of course, a stop for ice cream!
Posting these pictures and reliving our visit has me wanting to head back this fall.  It might just be a trip for Wills and I, with Lauren at school.  Shhhh, don't tell her!
Thanks for letting me share our day at Greenfield Village again!  
You can see other visits here, and here



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