Our Normal Adventure

Monday, October 26, 2015

The Normal/Bloomington area is quickly becoming one of my favorite places. There is a little bit of farm and a little bit of city a Target, which is pretty much the recipe for success in my book. Oh, and did I mention it is the home of a few of my favorite people! So, I was very excited to take a little road trip for a fun, fall, family day!

Unfortunately, it started raining and our fall day ended up consisted of Chick-fil-A for lunch, a quick trip to the pumpkin patch, and Rowan chasing my aunt's dog around the living room...which was absolutely perfect! Every time we visit Normal we get to do something new, and we always have a good time. Below are some pictures of our fun at the pumpkin patch and a list of great spots for your family to enjoy. 

I suggest getting an early start to the day, and heading over to the Rader Family Farm! It is seriously the cutest pumpkin patch that I have ever seen and there is so much to do. You can stop in their cute little cafe and grab a pumpkin donut and some hot apple cider...you know, to fuel up for the corn maze. They have a petting zoo, slides, sing along wagon rides, a bouncy station, and SO MUCH MORE! You could really spend the whole day there. 

Just down the road is a cute little farm complete with baby Jersey cows and cheese! We plan on taking Rowan the next time we are in the area...he LOVES cows! 

Miller Park is one of the spots that we went to the last time we were in town. It was so pretty! There are little trails that wind through the park and it is home to the Miller Park Zoo

The last place on my list is Constitution Trail it is a beautiful bike/jogging trail...perfect for a day outside! We drove by part of it while it was raining and it was GORGEOUS!  The trees were all bright orange, yellow, and red! Seriously, beautiful! 

Well, we didn't get to spend much time outside, but our day could not have been better! The key to a perfect fall day is spending it with people that you love, and that is exactly what we got to do!

If you are ever in the area I suggest visiting planning to spend some time in Normal and Bloomington. There is so much to do including events like festivals, fairs and the Halloween Treat Feast! Who doesn't love festive events?! (PS...If events are your thing, you need to check out Eventbrite and their Event Planning and Management page!)

Coming up: Part 2 of our weekend getaway...Rowan's first trip to Chicago. 

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