There are some experiences that simply don’t live up to the hype.
Davis Farmland in nearby Sterling, Massachusetts has a hefty price tag. At over $20/person, just getting through the door is a major hit to the wallet.
But it’s worth every penny.
Jasper and I were in line at opening, and he fondly recalled his favorite parts of the park while we waited to push through the turnstile.
“There’s a green tractor and a red tractor. Can we go fishing, too?” he asked, literally jumping up and down with excitement.
“Yes. But first we’re going to feed some animals.”
“LIKE THE COWS?”
Yes. Baby cows, goats, rabbits, chicks, camels… This place has it all.
We were visiting with another family, and Patrick strolled in an hour later with Sawyer, fresh from his morning nap.
Jasper’s enthusiasm never faded. Sawyer was happy to go for a pony ride, and loved petting the baby cows.
The goats and people overwhelmed him, but he thought that the toddler play town was awesome.
We ate our packed lunch, and as soon as the temper tantrums started, we packed up an headed for home. (Confession: Other people probably think its crazy that we fork over all of that cash and head home right after lunch, but my kids can’t handle staying all day. The temper tantrums escalate and come more quickly, and my patience fades with each minute. Experience has taught us to escape before it gets to this point… our friends visiting the farm with us didn’t bat an eye- thanks, guys!)
The day was filled with smiles and laughter.