Since wedding planning is officially over and I’ve had a few weeks to settle in, I am being more intentional about the quality time I spend with my ace Addy Paddy. We spent this past Sunday at Eckert’s Millstadt Farm – about 30 minutes outside of St. Louis. While it was Addy’s second time going, this was actually my first time ever visiting (I’m 28-years-old so I know that says a lot). St. Louis weather continues to be fickle and the air was crisp to the fingertips this afternoon, but none the less, I actually enjoyed my first visit to Eckert’s Farm.
Apparently I was too big for a pony ride so Addy had enough fun for the both of us.
I promise we were going through this corn maze for a good 20 minutes before I started getting worried that we wouldn’t be able to find our way back – that, and I had to use the restroom. Something about not knowing where you are and no insoles in your boots that heightens the urgency to get to a bathroom lol.
The greatest take-a-way from this visit was the opportunity to get out of the house and find enjoyment outside of anything technology related (with the exception of taking all these photos). I am not a huge nature/out-doorsy person but Addyson is, so I knew this afternoon would mean a lot to her. This three-hour visit was full of apple-spinning, train-riding, bird/kangaroo/cow feeding, corn-maze walking, funnel cake & chicken tender eating FUN. With the exception of them running out of turkey-legs (you know why I’m here), I wouldn’t mind going back before the end of the year. We missed the pig race and the lines were forever growing to go apple picking, but it gives us something to look forward to for our next visit.
Looking for a reason to get out of the house and spend time with the babies outdoors, I give Eckerts Farm 5 stars. Majority of the attractions are covered in the admissions cost ($13 on weekends) with the exception of reasonably priced activities (camel & pony riding which were both $6). Eckerts has enough to entertain family members of all ages, especially if you allow yourself to be a kid again for a day.
Thank you, Eckerts. Mama Lana and Addy Paddy shall return soon. #PickKindness