We've had some pretty busy times recently -- but last weekend, we went as a family to Mayfest in downtown Newton. We didn't really know what to expect, but it was great! They had done such a great job with the vendors, the weather was good, good music, and Charlotte loved it! Well, Charlotte loved seeing the "blue choo choo" drive around the square and of course the petting zoo. The girl has no fear! The petting zoo was a pretty unique blend of goats, cows, llamas, porcupines, a camel, and a kangaroo?!?! well, I thought it was strange - but Charlotte had no issues with it. After seeing the animals meant no harm and just wanted to eat the yummy carrots we were holding, she warmed up to all of them! The goats were a little needy, and the camel was big and in your face all the time, but our personal favorites were the llamas. We fed them, petted them, and Charlotte let them eat out of her hands and even got a kiss from one of them! Here are a few of the pics from the event.
Oddly enough, the next day, Charlotte had another run in with some unique animals. MM's mom asked us to go with her to "Memorial Sunday" in her hometown of Harris, NC to visit with some childhood friends and add some new flowers to the cemetery where Charlotte's great grandparents are buried. As tradition, everyone gathers for a covered dish meal at lunch and this year was no different. We ate the "weekend farm house" of an old Huss family friend who happens to be an avid hunter. So, the decor was not really our style, but impressive just he same. Charlotte touched (all stuffed of course) a bear, a timber wolf, deer, and a moose! Crazy!