To kick off Spring Break 2012, I wanted to do something fun with the kids. We've lived in NC for over 3 years and haven't explored much. I've heard about the Dan Nicholas Park from a few different people and decided to drag Grandma along. Of course, the first thing Tyler wanted to check out was the train!
Bailey thought the view from Grandma's lap was pretty great!
The ride was short, but worth the $1 charge. Tyler enjoyed going over the bridges and through the various tunnels.
After the train ride it was time to check out the animals. They have several species that are native to NC. The biggest hit with my boy, the turtles. He's his mommy's child for sure!
After visiting the petting zoo and it's cranky resident donkey, we headed for the carousel. Tyler opted for the safety of the stationary seat with Bailey and I.
And Grandma chose a horse!
Our final and in my opinion most enjoyable activity, gem mining! Although we didn't find anything worth any value, we did manage to find some really pretty stones.