Then on to something more fun for the kiddos, the Lazy 5 Ranch outside of Charlotte. Paul, Phoebe, Estelle, my mom and me all rode along in a horse-drawn wagon, stopping to feed animals large and small from all over the world (deer from Japan, cows from India…) with one warning: don’t feed the zebras! Noted.
Paul’s parents rode through the park in their van, with Wade comfy inside. The weather wasn’t really the best on our day in the wild; sunny but very cold with a nippy breeze. As our driver only half-jokingly said, “The coldest spot in North Carolina? Right here.” But we bundled up and had so much fun feeding everyone that it was well worth it.