As a family, we tend to get easily stuck in the mundane, least energetic routines. So when weekends rolls around, instead of jumping and playing and all good things weekend-like, we tend to relax, recuperate and generally laze around the house.
So in the last few weeks, we’ve put a plan in place. We called it “The Random Destination Adventure Plan“. The idea is simple. Get in the car, pick a random direction or a random destination or if you have a GPS, a random point of interest and go exploring the world around you with your family.
Today we went to centurion and ended up at Irene dairy farm
What a fantastic day. Vicky played her heart out on the jungle gym next the to buffet lunch area. We stuffed our bellies full of delicious food and afterwards we went exploring around the farm. Vicky was delighted to find the ducks in the nearby pond and the calves in the barn a little further along. She was even more excited when she found some ducks nesting in another barn but her mood quickly went from excitement to despair when the ducks, likely nesting, defended their nest and bit her hand.
Luckily she quickly forgot as we toured the farm area around the larger ponds and I was given an opportunity to take some landscape photos of the pond, trees and an old barn in the background.
Sometimes you really just have to know where to look to find some interesting places to visit and take photos right on your doorstep.