This week's "Field Trip" was to McCray's farm in South Hadley. We went with our friends Kim and Emma. Kim is a great friend. I don't think I would have lasted this long out here away from Maine if it weren't for her. She is always giving me great advice and tips. She is a great resource when it comes to kids activities and places to go. And Emma is just a doll and so much fun to be around. Mia adores her. McCray's farm has some farm animals...ducks, goats, cows, a horse, peacocks, pigs, rabbits. The girls had lots of fun checking out the animals and playing on the old tractor. Then we went in to have some ice cream (Banana fudge for me, Moose Tracks for the girls). After the ice cream we had another visit with the animals. We were there for at least two hours and had a blast. So nice to be able to have some "adult" conversation while the girls played.
I know there quite a few places like McCray's around New England -- ice cream shop/petting zoo. Gran-Val Scoop in Granville, MA, Smiling Hill Farm in Westbrook, ME. It's great low-cost entertainment. We got over two hours of fun for the cost of an ice cream cone.