Last Thursday and Friday, the kids had off school because of teacher workdays. We decided to go visit my parents so that Ann could deliver to them their Girl Scout Cookies. Mom wanted the kids to plan an activity, so they narrowed all the kids activities in Charlotte to the Raptor Center, Reed's Gold Mine and Lazy 5 Ranch. The kids voted and they decided on Lazy 5 Ranch.
Lazy 5 Ranch is a private zoo north of Charlotte that offers wagon tours. Mark went there with a class field trip and said we had to go back. So, we get in the car. I never went, so I did not know what to expect. We signed up for a wagon tour and we go there a little early, so the kids had a little time to explore. Then it was time for the wagon tour. When we get on the wagon, we were told there was a bucket of food for every two people to share. The kids got to feed giraffes, horses, emus, pigs and even a holy cow! They had a cow that came from India.
Reed's Gold Mine was the sight of the first documented gold find in the USA. You get to see where the gold was found and tour the mines. We got there at 4:12, so we had 18 minutes to tour the mine before they closed.
We left Friday afternoon to come home. The kids had a lot of fun that weekend and were tired. But, on Saturday, they had the Pinewood Derby to look forward to.