Saturday, October 24, 2015

October 24, 2015 at 05:08PM by advodna_dave

From Jackson Center east, we didn't really have much planned, and in reality, we've kinda blown all our cushion days at this point. Still with the help of some followers like @sunnnnydays, we were able to find something fun to do on a Saturday in Amish country: an exotic animal zoo, of course! Despite being unsure exactly what kind of underground rare animal trade we were supporting, the animals - from African deer to Asian water buffalo to llamas and zebras and emus - were pretty much all co-mingled, had tons of great land to explore and seemed quite content. Despite @advodna_ann having gotten the okay when we checked in, we questioned the decision to bring the trailer through the drive-thru wildlife park as the tires slipped a little on the steep, loose dirt uphills and even more on the downhills. I had to switch into 4WD and manually activate the trailer brake to convince the guests on the horse-drawn wagon ride just in front of us that we had it under control (ish). I gotta say, it's kinda fun feeding a zebra while towing an airstream although Mae is still not a fan of huge animals sticking their heads in the windows. #airstream #liveriveted #myrivetedlife #airstreamwithkids #travelwithkids #familytravel #amishcountry #ohio