While mom dad and I were working in the barn filling orders, Grace went to Bailiwick Ranch and Discovery Zoo camp.
It was the Absolute best thing !
This is what Grace looked like in the car EVERY single day for a week
Yup for a whole week, She just nodded off in the car every day :)
The Ranch is located right next to the old Catskill game farm, Back in the woods.
The people there are SO friendly as well as the animals
and while it is still cool outside a lot of the animals get to Just be, Outside pens and roam
Grace learned how to and went Horseback riding EVERY day twice
and on trail rides
The farm is run by a family.
Where the hog and dog are best friends :)
Grace learned how to clean the cages and feed all the animals
Below is Titan the tiger. Grace didn't clean his cage !
She kept giving the horses and Chimps jelly beans. The chimps would put on a show for her then wait at the bottom of the feeding tube for the jelly beans :)
LOVE this bucktoothed Llama !
Did I happen to mention this is what she looked like EVERY day on the way home ! :)
Mom (Betsy ) can't wait to go horseback riding with us. I ( Erica ) am thinking of doing the summer camp with Grace this year.
( So if you want to learn how to horseback riding together we can do it virtually. I am sure there is a place in your area )
If you would like to visit Bailiwick Ranch it is in Catskill, NY . They give lessons and trail rides. All sizes, Shapes and ages are welcome. They have a horse for everyone.
I went for a lesson last week. I hadn't been on a horse since one week at summer camp about 20 years ago. It was SO peaceful!
I am definitely putting time aside to go as much as I can.
In this fast paced, stressful life , I can not tell you how much just that one hour left me with a calm serene feeling.
My hope for all of you out there reading is that this summer, You find something that gives you calm, peaceful feeling.