Friday, July 22, 2016

Adventure Day with Auntie Rorie!

A few years ago, one of my Mama friends told me about a really nice little deer park in Wisconsin.  I've been meaning to get there with the kids, but the timing never worked out.  Today Auntie Rorie agreed to join us on our Adventure Day, and we had a blast!  Fawn Doe Rosa is right by Taylors Falls, WI, and because it was supposed to be ridiculously HOT this day, we got up really early and headed out to beat the heat.  The deer park didn't open until 10am, so we got to spend a little bit of time at Franconia Sculpture Park, which is always a hit with the kids.

Funny story-- as we headed towards Fawn Doe Rosa, Rorie discovered that she knew this location well-- when Rorie and Chris lived in the middle of nowhere WI, the Wal-mart they would drive an HOUR to get to was right next to the deer park!  We had to talk her through some PTSD moments as we approached the park, but it was all worth it.

The deer park was really fun.  Alex was amazed that the deer would come right up to you and you could pet them.  She is definitely NOT a princess, but she said she felt like she could be one when the animals surrounded her!

Justin was fascinated by Luna, the four month old wolf pup.  The park also has a large assortment of other farm animals (to pet) and native wildlife (lynx, bobcat, mountain lion, river otter, etc) to see (not pet).  It was getting pretty warm, so we didn't stay as long as we maybe could have.  It would be a lovely afternoon in the spring or fall!
Justin was convinced that this guy would have followed him right into the minivan.  I'm pretty sure he was correct.  

We hit our favorite Drive Inn grill on the way out of town and enjoyed yummy food in the comfort of our own minivan air conditioning.

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