Wednesday, March 19, 2014

In the Sugar Bush on March Break

It is often the case that we experience one really nice day during March Break: a day that seems more like spring than winter. Tuesday of last week did its best to comply as temperatures exceeded 5°C/40°F, with some sun and very little wind. While it didn't exactly keep up with the benign temperatures of some years, it was, nevertheless, a very welcome break, especially considering the major blizzard of the following day.

We picked that day to head to Fulton's Sugar Bush. It is the nearby sugar bush venue that offers the most kid friendly activities — at least during March Break week.

No sooner did we arrive than grandad was reaching into his wallet for face painting and then a sleigh ride. After this came the pancake lunch, and, of course, we had to hit the shop before returning home. But it was good to get out, and the kids liked it. Walking back to the car at the end of the outing, Danica gave my leg a hug and thanked me for the day. Priceless.

I don't think I need to describe the pictures, below, except maybe for the last one of Danica and Grandma on a scavenger hunt.











12 comments:

Ginger said...

Such bright and energetic photos! Looks like it was a lovely outing. (Love the face paint!)

Regenia said...

A beautiful butterfly painting on a beautiful face! And that really cute nose on JJ is perfect. So glad all of you had the day before the blizzard hit.

Dale said...

My favourite is the natural frame of the door in the little log cabin. Do they ever tire of Grandad's camera?

Donna said...

Love all the photos Ac! And the weather was almost sultry for you up there in blizzard-land!Hahaa
hughugs

TexWisGirl said...

awww. the hug warmed my heart. :)

Mara said...

Over 5 degrees? That's almost tropical!

Love the face paintings. Very cute.

Gail Dixon said...

Sweet photos. Fun times with the grandkids! Love their painted faces and smiles.

Tabor said...

Nothing better than an exhausting and expensive day with the grands.

Jackie said...

Love face paintings....
And you sound like a perfect Granddaddy to me.
Don't you just LOVE those hugs around the leg. Priceless....and precious, indeed.
I love being a Nana.
J.

Mary Gilmour said...

A grand record. Fultons has a lot of good stuff available for kids, even though, as you say, the ambiance in the dining area is not wonderful.
Love the tiger face.

Ginnie said...

The butterfly is darling and is that a growly tiger? Sounds like a fun day.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

You all have the most fun outings and makes me envious that we don't live closer to our grandkids. As for emptying your pockets, isn't that what grandparents do when on outings?