21st Wedding Anniversary Week – Day Seven – Farrel-McWhirter Farm Park

It’s day seven and the last day of our 21st Wedding Anniversary Week. We’re visiting Farrel-McWhirter Farm Park in Redmond, WA with Jade and Maxwell.

You can click here to read about day one, here to read about day two, here to read about day three, here to read about day four, here to read about day five, and here to read about day six.

http://www.redmond.gov/ParksRecreation/Farrel-McWhirterFarmPark website screenshotAfter breakfast, Cindy and I drove over to pick up Jade and Maxwell for our day together. We drove over to Farrel-McWhirter Farm Park, which was just a few miles from their home in time for the barnyard opening a little after 9 am. This is an interesting City of Redmond public park, that contains more than your usual city park. They have swings and the usual playground equipment for children, but they also have a small farm, a horse riding school, a nature walking path through a heavily forested area, and a horse riding trail.

http://www.redmond.gov/ParksRecreation/Farrel-McWhirterFarmPark barn

We started off by visiting the farm area. We saw a pig, goats, chickens, sheep, rabbits, horses, and other barnyard critters while touring the inside and outside of the barn. Most of the animals were eating breakfast, whether it was hay or seed or slop, and were standoffish but tolerant of these humans who were gawking, pointing, and talking to them in baby talk (Cindy).

Here are some of the animals we saw.

http://www.redmond.gov/ParksRecreation/Farrel-McWhirterFarmPark animals

“Granddad, look! The goats are named Batman and Robin!!”

Maxwell pointing out the goats named Batman and Robin at http://www.redmond.gov/ParksRecreation/Farrel-McWhirterFarmPark

Jade is getting a good shot of the horse in the paddock with her camera while Maxwell gives me the Wakanda Salute and Grandma looks on smiling.

http://www.redmond.gov/ParksRecreation/Farrel-McWhirterFarmPark paddock

Jade giving us a good pose on the tree branch.

Jade in a tree at http://www.redmond.gov/ParksRecreation/Farrel-McWhirterFarmPark

Maxwell getting a good push on the swing from his sister.

Jade pushing Maxwell on a swing at http://www.redmond.gov/ParksRecreation/Farrel-McWhirterFarmPark

Here are some photos taken on the nature trail.

Jade and Maxwell on nature trail at http://www.redmond.gov/ParksRecreation/Farrel-McWhirterFarmPark

Grandma and Jade on the nature trail at http://www.redmond.gov/ParksRecreation/Farrel-McWhirterFarmPark

I LOVE this photo of Jade and Maxwell walking along the nature trail holding hands.

Jade and Maxwell holding hands while walking on the nature trail at http://www.redmond.gov/ParksRecreation/Farrel-McWhirterFarmPark

Some shots of Grandma and I with Jade and Maxwell.

Grandma and Granddad with Jade and Maxwell at http://www.redmond.gov/ParksRecreation/Farrel-McWhirterFarmPark

Here’s a video of Jade and Maxwell playing on the tractor tire swings and trying not to get sick, lol.

After spending a couple of hours at Farrel-McWhirter Farm Park, we had lunch at McDonald’s, visited another bookstore and finished up with some cold, tasty treats from Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream Parlor in downtown Redmond.

Jade and Maxwell enjoying their ice cream from Molly Moon's after our visit to http://www.mollymoon.com/

We ended our day later meeting up with Jeremy, Wendy, Jade, and Maxwell for dinner at BJ’s Restaurant Brewhouse in Redmond where we all enjoyed our last meal together for this trip. Afterward, there were lots of hugs as we said our goodbyes, then Cindy and I headed up to our room to get a good night’s sleep before our flight from Seattle to Orlando the next morning.

We had such a good time with all of our Pacific Northwest branch of children and grandchildren and it was a week we’ll long remember with warm feelings and smiles.

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One Response to 21st Wedding Anniversary Week – Day Seven – Farrel-McWhirter Farm Park

  1. AnnMarie Wetherington says:

    What a great trip with so many awesome memories!

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