Monday, June 5, 2017

Weekend Wanderings!

This weekend we had decent weather, so we got out when we could, before the rains came. Saturday I  got some art supplies for our trip and hit every store that carries hiking boots and none in my size. One place was trying to sell me a size 8, on my feet they looked like clown boots, lol. So, I will just bear with mine for now, they are slightly tight from shrinkage but usable and maybe we can find some up north.

Sunday we had Nick, mom and dad needed to get things done and Nick needed some fun outdoor time. We decided to take him to the Fantastic Umbrella Factory, not even sure if they sell any umbrellas, lol. We got to enjoy the chickens who were out running around that day.

This chick was in the cages, I guess she is a prize hen. I finally got a clear shot with the new zoom through the wire. Love the pattern and tufted head.

Nick enjoyed seeing the Emu's and wanted to go into the bamboo forest. A fun place to explore for a little guy.

Strange rock cropping found here;)

He decided to get a stick, to ward off monsters, then he and grandpa had a sword fight.

Coming back we came though the gardens and found these unique sculptures.

This one was for sale, not sure who wants a piece with bird doo on it, lol.

We stayed out of the main stores, Nick is a bit too hands on, and on occasion, known to pocket items he likes, lol. We took him to the store that sells fun items and candy. He got a sugar daddy and a pretty shell.

The next stop was Ninigret Park, an easier walk for Nick and small beach areas. With the clouds looking ominous, I decided this was a good place for walking and some beach time. Checking out the views on the pond.

Digging for steamers, this a popular place for digging since the waters are low in a lot of areas. He was raking up clams and the life saver is to hold the bucket of clams.

Exploring the beach,  while enjoying his sugar daddy. The wild roses were in bloom all around the area.

Coming back I could tell he was tired, so grandpa gave him a ride. It was a fun day and we got to enjoy some time with Alex when we took him home. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.


Saundra said...

All kids go thru that 'taking' stage. I caught my young son and made him go to the clerk, turn himself in. And, mama did not buy it to give him his reward. He left without it.

Kate said...

Awesome post, Debbie! OMG, I've never seen a chicken like that - it's magnificent! You and Bill surely do take Nick on some fabulous adventures - great memories for him.

Julie Fukuda said...

That looks like a designer chicken. What lovely feather markings. You two are good at finding things to keep Nick occupied and entertained.

Allie-oops Designs said...

That photo of the chicken reminds me of my grandma with her wig on! Too funny. Looks like a good time was had by all - my youngest went through that hands-on, putting stuff in pockets stage, I finally took him to a museum and made him keep his hands in his pockets. After that, when we went to a store, I told him to use his museum hands, and he'd pop them right in his pockets!

Karen said...

There are so many varieties of chickens and some unusual ones. If I had a farm and someone to take care of them, would be interesting to have a collection of all those unusual looking ones.

Sandi said...

Looks like a fun outing. Those chicken pictures are amazing.

I think the grins on both Guy's faces tell how they felt about the day!

Jacqueline said...

It is wonderful how you take Nick to explore and enjoy the beauty of nature.

Rugs and Pugs said...

I just love that crested (?) chicken!!!
Grandma and grandpa sure are spoiling Nick but that's what you're for.

Anna Bates said...

What a wonderful day! Robin has a chicken similar to that one and it is called a lacewing I think???