Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Grandpa Sandberg Visits Day 1

Well, first full day. After he flew in the day before we had dinner and then went to the park. The next day (Thursday) we took a nature walk on Teddy Roosevelt Island and then went to the Claude Moore Colonial Farm.

You may not be able to see it well, but that's a typical Julia-smile-for-the-camera silly smile.

The nature walk was a success. We saw deer (one right on the path who didn't want to move out of our way), ducks, caterpillars, squirrels, daddy long legs, and some turtles sunning themselves on a log in the river.

I don't think we have a picture of Teddy on our blog yet, so here he is. The whole island is suppose to be his memorial because he was such a fan of nature. I think he looks like a big bear in the middle of the woods.
View from the island.

Afterwards we went to the Claude Moore Colonial Farm in Mclean. I had never been there and thought it would be fun to check it out. We had a picnic lunch outside the farm before heading in. We found out that it's part of the National Park Service, but is privately run, but they still accept the National Park Pass, which we have, so it was free for us. The farm is suppose to represent what a typical farm would have looked like in 1771.

Checking out the pigs.
Saying hi to the turkeys.
Climbing the colonial fence.
It's easier with Grandpa's help.
The farm was pretty small so Julia walked most of the way, but she hitched a ride on the way back.

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