Rolling the Dice and Clinking the Ice

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Tanglewood Farms (mini-animals!!)

Happy early-Memorial Day, y'all!  I hope all our readers have a wonderful weekend ahead.  I also want to remind us all, including myself, to remember the meaning behind this holiday.  I am so grateful to each and every veteran of this nation, and also for their families.  The sacrifice they make, each and every day, is not fully fathomable to those of us living comfortable lives as civilians.  My own sweet dad fought in the Vietnam War, and he actually was awarded a medal for bravery because he went onto a live battle field and pulled a fellow injured soldier to safety.  That makes me so proud - and admittedly, scared - I sometimes think my heart will burst just thinking about it.  The thought of him, and other soldiers in all the wars that America has fought and continues to fight, putting themselves in harm's way for our freedom just takes my breath away.  We are such a blessed nation, through and through. 

But on to today's post, which is about the not-to-be-missed Tanglewood Farms!  Y'all, this is such a fun place to visit, with or without kids. 

As their website aptly describes it:

Tanglewood Farm is nestled in the rolling hills of Cherokee County at the foot of the North Georgia mountains. We have a 10-acre Wild West Town with more than 100 inhabitants... all of them miniature farm animals! Named one of Atlanta's best attractions by Turner South, Atlanta Magazine and Fodor's Around Atlanta with Kids, Tanglewood is a wholesome family place where young and old can enjoy together a trip back to the past. Whether you are looking for a fun family outing, an educational place for school field trips or tours, corporate picnics, children's birthday parties, or even a Western wedding, we are the perfect place for your next special event! In addition to petting and feeding our friendly animals, kids can enjoy pony rides and hay rides, seasonal arts and crafts demonstrations, and panning for gold and arrowheads.

A few weekends ago, animal-lover Catherine organized a trip to Tanglewood to admire the baby animals and have some family fun.  It was an easy (and pretty) drive from Atlanta, and we can't wait to go back.  The grounds are beautiful, the animals are precious, the people are nice, and to top it off, they play classic Country music over the loudspeakers as you lazily wind through the animals.  Catherine and I were in hog-heaven, literally (ha!), especially when they played Patsy Cline.  And although all the mini animals were precious, I think my favorite animal was the alpaca.  Y'all know how I love the llama if you read my A to Z post :o).  I am seriously hoping to own a couple of mini alpacas myself one day. 

Anyway, without further adieu, check out these pictures from our day.

One day a few of these beauts will be mine - y'all wait and see!

Someone had done, ahem, a number (a number two to be exact) on my poor friend's leg.  Fortunately, he was oblivious.

This is what Mr. Turkey thought about all my picture taking.  Sorry bud!

The cowboys and Indians get along here quite nicely....

And that was our day!  It was too much fun and we can't wait to go back!



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