Geauga County Scavenger Hunt
|This was taken at our first stop, Big Creek Park in Chardon. |
Friday was a perfect fall day--great for a drive through Geauga County.
|The gorgeous view from the Cherry Dining Room |
at Punderson Manor Lodge.
|Belle's American Grille in Burton proudly serves its |
award-winning chili all year.
We also splurged at the Blue Jay Orchard Farm Market. There were many varieties of jams, jellies and other spreads, as well as fresh apples and other fruit products. I bought a jar of peach jam, a jar of three berry jam and a jar of the most amazing apple butter ever for a total of $7.50. It was well spent, and I've had at least a little of one of those spreads every day since. I can't wait to go back and stock up, the spreads are all so fresh and tasty.
Another highlight was our visit to Silver Rose Alpaca Farm in Novelty. When we arrived, we were greeted by two friendly kittens, and later discovered a whole family of cats lounging in the warm sun. Of course, we also enjoyed visiting with the alpacas, especially one who came right up to us to check us out through the fence.
|Cheryl likes the one dark alpaca peeking his head in|
as though he is photo-bombing this.
|Alpacas are really very friendly, and curious about humans. |
And soft. Very, very soft.
We finished the tour in one day and only got turned around once or twice, thanks to Danielle's great navigation skills and map she planned out in advance.
We ended the day with dinner at Mary Yoder's in Middlefield. It wasn't part of the Scavenger Hunt, but no trip through Geauga County is complete without a stop there. It's fabulous--if you haven't been, you must go!
It was a great day, and it's safe to say we would encourage more people to participate in the hunt. It ends this week (Oct. 16) with the Hometown Hoe-Down, so there's a little time left to join in. If the event is slated for next year, you can bet we'll be willing to do it again.