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9.12.2013

Save a Horse, Ride a ... Camel

fall is coming, slowly but surely.  surprisingly, it's not fall yet in chicago.  i think tuesday it was 96 degrees, which is possibly hotter than it has been all summer.  in case you haven't noticed, i don't ever discuss spring/ summer/ wanting warmer weather on this blog.  because i don't.  if i could live in siberia, i would.  i love snow, i love winter, nothing would make me happier than snow and cold every single day.  i was born at the end of november, on a freezing cold but sunny day, and i've liked winter ever since.

so i do get excited for fall.  not because of all the boots, sweaters, and pumpkin flavored things that most people look forward to, but because it's one season closer to winter and my snow.  i certainly participate in all the fall related activities though.  halloween is my favorite holiday, so i love costume shopping, going to haunted houses, decorating my apartment, carving pumpkins.

let me tell you how to really pick pumpkins.  you go to goebbert's farm in the northern suburbs of chicago.  because yes you get your apple cider and your giant pumpkin, but it's also a freaking zoo.  literally.  like, you get to feed the giraffes and watch pig races.

and pony rides?  please.  camel rides is where it's at.  in case you were thinking camel rides are contained to egypt, i can assure you, they are not.




and if 28 is too old to ride a camel, well that's just too damn bad.  elida and i don't care.  i can't wait to go back, even if the camel ride line is full of 8 year olds.  (and if you live in the area and do have kids you can take here, go ahead and let them ride a camel and call yourself the coolest mom/aunt/nanny ever.)

for you chicagoans - goebbert's has their 'preview' weekend of limited activities this weekend, and opens officially next weekend.  you can find them here.  they have no idea i wrote this, i just love it there.  and isn't that a better endorsement than someone paying me to tell you to go there?  mid-day, understandably, gets crowded.  go early or late.

20 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, how cool! I've always wanted to ride a camel... and what better kind of place to do it? Haha, thanks for sharing! :)

    Best,
    Danielle
    http://awriterinlove.blogspot.com

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    1. You definitely have to try it, it's fun! It's a very fall activity, maybe somewhere near you sets it up some time soon!

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  2. There is a farm not far from Lexington that has camel rides. I love riding the camel. I like Spring and Fall and that's about it. Summer is only good, if I'm in the pool. Other than that, Summer sucks.

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  3. Fun fun FUN.

    Down with summer. The recent 90,892 degree weather and zillion percent humidity has made me an angry troll.

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  4. blah winter sucks. you should come to toronto where winter LOVES to stay! it's already getting cold which means this winter is going to suck major bag.

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  5. I mean I think you are NEVER too old to ride a camel!! It's going to be in the upper 70s here this weekend so FINALLY comfy weather!

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  6. Omg!! I need to come ride a camel. That looks so fun!

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  7. Our biggest fair in the state over here brings in "exotic" animals and a camel is one of them and they give rides too! I suppose I should prob hop on one this year, seeing as how you've already done it.

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  8. Let me know when you're going this year I really want to go! I will even be super awesome and pick you up from the (ever late) Metra

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  9. Ah, I'm so jealous! How long and far did they let you ride the camels?

    Michelle @ Mishfish13

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    1. The have a big grass area and a guy will lead the camel around. A giant circle if there's a line, but if no one is waiting, you can just keep going. It's fun!

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  10. This sounds awesome!!! I'm kind of jealous.

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  11. I do love going to pick a pumpkin! I might have to make my way up there I want to ride a camel!!!

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  12. Grrrrr.........stupid snow and stupid cold weather!! I still love you though!! We have a pumpkin farm like that here too...it's sooo much fun!!!

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  13. I love pick your own places and I love the South, one snow a year if that? Yes please!

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  14. how adorable! just found your blog :)

    http://therealfoodrunner.blogspot.com

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  15. ^ best comment right up there.

    Also, this makes me think of RHONY when they rode camels and one went crazy. BE CAREFUL.

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  16. ok. perhaps instead of the pesky metra you should just get yourself a camel.

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