Probably the last Saturday that was nice fall weather (it was in the upper 40’s) we took a day trip to Lake Geneva. The nice thing about Lake Geneva is that it’s only an 1.5 hour away and a nice drive through the country side. I found a place that you could take pony rides and since Nola has been asking to ride a horse for awhile now I figured it was time we grant her her request. Or really it was an excuse to get out and enjoy the day together as a family.
Since we have a toddler with a small attention span and we planned on eating out and shopping around afterwards going to this place for a pony ride worked out. But if you drive 1.5 hrs just for a pony ride I would not recommend it, it was a VERY short ride! But it gave Nola a taste of riding a “real” pony and so we didn’t mind. It was adorable she kept on asking us the entire time, “what is this?!” what is this?!” She wasn’t really scared just unsure of what was going on.
Afterwards we ate close to downtown Lake Geneva at Simple Cafe. I loved this place!! I had the Korean BBQ Breakfast Bowl and, goodness, I’m getting hungry just thinking about it. They also had a kid’s rice bowl that was brown rice, sweet potato, broccoli and chicken and for once you felt good about what your kid was eating while eating out. I can’t wait to go back to this place!
If you haven’t been to Lake Geneva they have a cute downtown with little shops and so we decided to browse around. What was crazy that every store seemed to have stuffed animals in the display windows, even when most stores weren’t selling stuffed animals! They were displayed in shoe stores, jewelry stores, clothing stores, etc. Regardless Nola loved looking at the stuffed animals for the majority of the time. It was another parenting moment where we had to just be laid back and take our time letting her look around, even though the entire time we are thinking, “why!! why are there so many freak’n stuffed animals displayed everywhere?!!” I guess they really know how to keep the little kiddos entertained while walking around, I give them that 🙂
Overall it was a great family day and we look forward to going back!!
Here’s some photos of the day if you care to see: