Our next stop was to Southern Pines for one night. This part of the trip was the only time that we stayed in a hotel. Gabe had been sleeping for a long time so when we got to the hotel a little after 10 pm we were a little worried about him going back to sleep. He decided he wanted to see which bed was more comfortable so we spend a good half an hour jumping back and forth from bed to bed. Now would this ever be allowed at home??? NO WAY, but hey we were on VACATION!! Plus less than an hour later he was sleeping like a baby again!
Then is we were off to see The Crawford's. This part of our trip was SO much fun. Not only are they a great host & hostess but good tour guides too! Our first day in North Carolina we enjoyed just sitting around and catching up with everyone, and watching Mina and Finn play together. Mina is a very good big sister (when she wants to be!!)
On our second day there Marc & Amy took us to this amazing Ranch that we were able to drive our cars into and feed the animals. This was by far one of the coolest things that I've ever done. Gabe was a little scared at first but once he warmed up he LOVED it as much as Mommy and Daddy did "I think"! We we first started we got a piece of paper that asked us not to feed the Buffalo or Long Horns...However, someone forgot to tell them that! They were putting their heads right into our car. After driving through the ranch we parked and had some home made ice cream (very yummy) and then went to another area where there were lots more animals that we could walk around and see. We were also able to get a nice family picture too! Mina and I