Sunday, May 25, 2008

Thanksgiving Point Trip

Friday night I cooked up some Mongolian Beef for family dinner as Karrissa, Joe, McKinley and Kylie drove up from Las Vegas to have a little weekend at home with us.

Saturday we enjoyed just sitting around talking in the morning... then off to Lehi and Wingers for lunch on our way to Thanksgiving Point to see the 'moooos' as Kinney says.

We took the kids (Alysha was at UVSC watching the Timpanogos boys win the State Championship game in Baseball) to the 'Country Farm' to see all the animals.
McKinley enjoyed the cow 'Bessy', and pigs, goats, sheep, donkeys, rabbits, llamas, chickens, ducks, etc. She also got to ride on a pony a couple of times, as well as the wagon ride pulled by big Belgian horses.I enjoyed reading about all the animals. I learned things I never new before. Like the 'withers' is the highest part on a horse's back between the shoulders and neck - that's where they measure a horse's height in 'hands' - about 4". And lots more about all the different animals and where they came from.

Brent liked watching the mating of the Peacocks and Llamas...


A good time was had by all!

5 comments:

Janet said...

Wow! Keith learned something new! I also enjoy reading every sign wherever I go - much to the chagrin of my family.

Gramps said...

A great way to enjoy the family and learn about farm animals. We don't get to see and learn about them without going to a place like Thanksgiving Point. Glad you had a good time making memories.

Gram said...

I love reading all the signs, also and I guess that is where Keith and Janet get it from. Sounds like a fun time at Thanksgiving point.

Jill Parsons said...

M was fun to watch. she loved seeing the animals that she has read about. Brent also enjoyed himself!!!

Karrissa said...

That was a fun day, thanks!! Kinney loved the animals!