Thursday, September 1, 2011

The adventure just got started!

Well we got to hang out with my sister and her husband Dan for the morning/start of the afternoon.  The idea was to enjoy some sights around Kitchener and tire the boys out before we set out in the car for a few hours.  We started the morning out with a quick trip to the park and then loaded up the truck to go to St Jacobs. 

Saturday is one of the days that the local Mennonite farmers bring their goods to the market to sell. 

We picked up a few little snacks for the road and the boys helped Shannon and Dan pick their fresh produce for the week. 

They even had samples there!  I have never tasted watermelon and cantaloupe quite this sweet and fresh tasting. mouth is watering just thinking about it. 

One vendor had honey for sale.  He even had a display with real bees and took the time to explain to us all the different stages of honey progress that you could observe. 

The boys were over the moon when they got to ride the ponies.  The worker’s were so cheerful and made a game out of the ride for all the kids with songs and jokes. 

Zachary got to ride Shadow and Mathew’s pony’s name was dynamite. 

I will say....I did get a little dizzy walking around in that little circle......and I will say there was no gym work out required that day because those ponies sure do walk fast! 

We headed across the street to do a little Lego shopping and building.  This entire Thomas is built from Lego’s.  Crazy! 

For lunch we decided to grab a quick bite to eat at the Lion’s Lagoon splash park.  The boys were a little apprehensive at first so Dan was trying to coax them in. 
They got the hang of it and loosened up to the idea.  Their favourite game was chasing after the water as it came out of the different holes in the ground. 

  On the way back to the car we stopped to see all the animals they have at the park.  Lamas, horses, ponies, roosters, bunnies etc.  A weird tidbit of info....apparently Mathew speaks fluent pig and can get all the pigs in the cage to follow him wherever he goes J 

Then we loaded up the car and set off for the border!

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