The things you do for your children! How did Adam get camera duty for this one, I ask? For those who have been to the American West Heritage Center in Utah, this excursion was like that only about three times bigger. For those who haven’t been, Panaca is the biggest “petting” zoo I’ve ever seen. Our local friend, Ceci, calls it “The Farm.” They’ve been three times in six months and their girls just love it. It’s about an hour drive outside of the city. The scenery is spectacular. And there are yummy places on site to eat lunch. We spent the entire day, and still didn’t see everything.

Here are some of my favorite pics:


The kids milked cows, petted pigs, held bunnies, climbed walls, played with dogs, rode donkeys, and much much more. We paid for two shows–a pig racing show, and a dog trick show. Adam really wanted to pay for the kids “adventure” pass–zip lining, horseback riding etc.–but the children had to be 12 years old. We’re still a few years away. Of course, Adam asked if he could do it w/o them….he’s going through major canyoneering withdrawals. Grandpa Penning bought the children pinwheels at the very end of the day–and the kids ran up and down, up and down, watching the wheels blow in the wind—sooo cool.



Well, that about covers it. For our friends in Las Vegas–the children are totally fearless of heights. They are scared of dogs, but a climbing wall–they were all over it. So much fun awaits these kiddos in the States. They have no idea. We did head to Baskin Robins after since they were soooo good all day. I let them order whatever they wanted, and what they ordered was soooo gross–giant sundaes with gummy bears and m&ms, and crazy ice cream flavors. Whatev…they ate it.  And they crashed when we got home. Beautiful!!! Click here to see all of the pics.


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