Day Trip To Southwick Zoo

After breakfast, we decided it was too beautiful a day to waste sitting at home. So we loaded up the jeep and headed to Mendon, Mass so we could visit Southwick Zoo. It’s a quick hour and half drive from our casita, and once you’re there it’s sooo worth the drive!

It’s not a great big zoo — about 300-acres of lush land. But it sure is filled with lots of charm and personality. Another plus is that it’s privately owned and operated. It has been since it first opened in 1963.

Things to do while at the zoo: There’s a Skyfari Sky ride (our favorite thing to do…every single visit) that takes you over a good portion of the zoo. You can spot camels, chimps, alligators, deer, and cattle from the air. Other fun attractions are the petting zoo, which is filled with loads of what seems to be always hungry goats. There’s also pony rides, camel rides, and the Woodland Express train which drives you through the native wetlands. Some cool things you may see while on your train ride are elk, geese, turtles, sometimes snakes, and lots of birds.

Don’t forget to take a look at the giraffe exhibit! Did I mention there’s a baby? A really cute baby?

Come along and have a look at the zoo through the lens of my camera.

Until next time… xoxo

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Summer Has Arrived In Our Entrance

Hooray for the warm (or in our case, warmish) days have arrived! And with that comes the welcome decor changes — exchanging spring colors for the vibrant colors of summer. Hello blues, greens, yellows and all things nautical!

Of course, Marshall’s, TJMaxx, and Homegoods have been a great (or awful, according to the Mister) contributor to our decor. What would we do without them, right? Well, I guess the Misters wallet would be happier if they didn’t exist, but then there would most probably be other stores to fulfill my crack (ahem, shopping) habit.

I know, I know. No need to be judgy. I haven’t painted the walls the way I said I was going to a few months ago. They’re still the same color 😦 …I’ll get to it soon. I promise. In the meantime, have a looksy around our entrance…

Wishing you a wonderful Friday!

Jody xoxo