Every year around this time, Manny and I get an itch to spend as much time as possible outdoors. We moved about seven months ago and can’t visit our go-to places, so we were excited to visit some new ones this weekend! We packed our car with blankets, the baby carrier, camera, stroller, snacks and waters and set out to explore.
On Saturday we visited Long Hill in Beverly, a beautifully landscaped 114 acre property with a vibrant history. The property is stunningly beautiful with dozens of rare species of trees and plants from all around the world. We can’t wait to visit again when it’s in full bloom!
On Sunday we visited Appleton Farms in Ipswich, the oldest continually running farm in the country. Manny works on a farm and we both dream of owning and operating our own one day; so we were pretty excited to visit!
Appleton farms has 1,000 acres of farmland, rolling fields and pastures for horses to roam, a dairy barn, a maple sugar shack and a vegetable garden. There are several trails on the property that we didn’t walk; so we will return soon!
Our farm visit came to an end (tired baby in need of a nap!) and we huddled back into the car and drove off to our last destination of the weekend; Independence Park in Beverly. We made a quick stop on Cabbot street for a green smoothie and took a stroll over to the park. We laid on the grass, sipped our green smoothie and let Conrad sink his little toes in the sand for the first time.
The sun started to set, we loaded our tired and sandy baby back into the car and drove home; all the way talking about what we are going to do next weekend!