Michael went to Indianapolis for work and Brooklyn and I hitched a ride with him and stayed with my friend Ashley while he worked. On our way back home we stopped by the Kentucky Horse Park. We got to see some really fabulous horses that had won all kinds of important races and won millions of dollars. We also toured some really neat museums. Brooklyn really liked looking at the barn and getting to touch the interactive displays with things like hay, saddles, and toy horses. We got to see a small show were we got to see ponies and they even had pony rides which Brooklyn got to do.
This was the second time we had camped at James Island County Park with Brooklyn. It is my favorite campground ever! They have miles of paved trails for walking and biking, a boardwalk in the marsh, lots of swings, a dog park, a campground store, a climbing wall, lots of huge, fancy playgrounds for different age levels, a spray play park for kids, a water park, lots of grassy areas to play, and paddleboats. Whew, that was a lot of things to list! The last two times we have camped here we had the pop up camper which was fabulous! It was so nice to go in the air-conditioning when it rained or when it got too hot. The camper also had a gas stove, a small refrigerator, a small sink, a table and 3 beds (the bed turns into a table)! Needless to say, it broke our heart to sell it. I hope we will get another one when we get back. We did lots of bike riding on this trip and took the bike trailer that my mom had given to us for Brooklyn’s 1st birthday. Brooklyn loved to ride in the bike trailer. We would set her up with drinks, snacks, Baby, and Peep and she could ride for hours. We took Brooklyn to feed the ducks a lot and once saw all these little baby ducks. When Brooklyn saw the baby ducks she said, “I wanna hold it please!” We also took Brooklyn to the water park. They had a slide that was for kids 18 months or older, but they wouldn’t let me ride with her. I thought she would do okay and sent her down the slide. She immediately fell on her back and somehow ended up going down the slide backwards! Michael was waiting at the end to save her! She decided she didn’t want to go down the slide anymore. We also went to downtown Charleston and walked through the streets and ate at a seafood restaurant. Brooklyn ate a bowl of ketchup with a spoon. Seriously. We also went to Folly Beach which was about 30 minutes away. We, of course, stopped at the Piggly Wiggly and got Brooklyn an “I’m big on the pig!” shirt. We went to the beach and let Brooklyn play in the sand. She wasn’t interested in playing in the ocean that day because it was very chilly from the wind. The main reason I wanted to go to Folly Beach was for the Tokyo Crepes stand. It is one of my favorite places to eat. They have savory and dessert crepes. My favorite savory crepe was the Smokey Pork that had Smoked Pulled Pork, Melted Cheddar Cheese, Feta Cheese, Cucumber, and Corn. My favorite dessert crepe was called a Sweet Devil that had Strawberry, Sweet Red Bean, Caramel Sauce, Vanilla Ice Cream, Whipped Cream and Japanese Chocolate Biscuit sticks. The crepes might sound strange but don’t hate on it until you try it. You can see the crepes here: http://www.tokyocrepe.com/ You really should try it if you are ever in Folly Beach. I have the best husband in the world because he must have taken me there about four times while we camped and once he took me twice in one day! He is the best!