We didn’t have any plans the other day, and between threenager moments and an over tired baby we were all going a bit loopy. In order to attempt to get the youngest to sleep we decided to go for a drive as a family. We had no specific destination, and no ideas about what we wanted to do, so we just drove. Thank goodness the gas price has gone down a bit.
When we go for road trips we play silly little games, and one of them is where we count yellow cars as we spot them. You have to be the first person to spot the car and yell out “yellow car”. This game has actually helped Evie greatly with her colours, and in her counting abilities. This is something I have played while on car rides since I was a kid, so it’s fun for me to see her now playing. As my sisters and I got older we changed the rules around to not counting any fleet vehicles, for example no yellow taxis count. How do you win the game? Well, you either have to have the most yellow vehicles, or you have to have spotted a pink vehicle. Random I know, but it keeps everyone occupied.
We ended up finding a little farm that had ducks, geese, chickens, and goats. This farm also had free range eggs for sale. All you had to do was drop your money in a jar, all on the honour system. We picked up a carton of them to use for decorating for Easter eggs.
Eventually Addie did fall asleep and stayed asleep for most of the drive. This girl seriously needs to start sleeping in her crib for naps. We keeps driving, and we ended up some place where neither my husband or I have ever been. My husband noticed a sign that said “Daffodils”, and sure enough we soon saw rows and rows of bright yellow daffodils. These are some of my favourite flowers. They are just so cheery, and remind me that Spring is around the corner. We bough a couple bunches to bring home.
Thanks to our random little drive we are now ready for Spring, and more so ready for Easter to arrive. I’ll likely be heading back to where we found the daffodils and getting more, and we definitely will be keeping in mind about this little farm for eggs.
Have you ever just gone for a drive, and stumbled across some gems of places you’ve never known about?