The kids and I drove up to visit my parents yesterday. It is a two-hour drive, so we usually stop at some point because my kids are small and two hours is a long drive for them.
Instead of stopping at a rest stop yesterday we made use of our season pass to Center Grove Orchard. The orchard is only 5 miles off the interstate on our drive back to my parents house. It is about a quarter of the way into our drive, which is perfect for car naps.
We spent about a half hour exploring the farmyard. It was a great way to wear them out.
They learned how to milk a cow.They drove tractors.
They played in the corn pool.
Audrey even went down the dump truck slide with the big kids.
After wearing them out we had lunch before hitting the road. I’m posting this picture so you can see how tired they were. Did they nap? Of course not. Did they complain when I didn’t let them listen to The Laurie Berkner Band for the entire ride? Of course. Do I care? Not really. We were able to play in the sunshine on a beautiful fall day. It’s OK if they skipped a nap yesterday (it is really easy for me to write that because they are both napping well today).