Aside from Shalom Wild Animal Zoo, Owen wanted to take Uncle Andy to see Bookworm Gardens in Sheboygan. He said it was so beautiful; he almost died when he went there on a school field trip.
Son-in-love George gave Andy a birthday present that we really needed. I can’t remember what it is called, but it is a little post with a wheel on the bottom that attaches to the tongue of the tow dolly. Now we don’t have to pick it up! We can simply roll it around. I am so happy and it wasn’t even my birthday. George wanted to hook the dolly up and pull it around to make sure the lug nuts on the wheels stayed tight. So we hooked it up to Jennifer’s van and headed to Bookworm Gardens with the tow dolly rattling along behind us.
It was fabulous, a children’s fantasy land where stories come to life. I won’s say too much about it because I took so many photos and each of them is worth a thousand words.
Owen and Cam were enamored with this small sculpture of two children reading a book. We passed it several times and they stopped to admire it each time.
There was a little house, but the boys were more interested in the covered wagon.
I didn’t notice if the gazebo was related to a book or just beautiful.
One of my favorite books as a child. It might be hard to spot Charlotte to the left of center above the beam. Of course, she wanted the spotlight on Wilbur the pig.
Cam was expressing his engineer genes. He was absolutely fascinated by the typewriter in the barn. He had no idea what it was but was intent on figuring out how to work it. I told him it was how people sent texts to people before computers and cell phones. He hit every key and returned the carriage many times before standing up to watch the letter strike. Jennifer had to drag him away.
Then he found the water pump outside the barn and tried to figure out how to get some water. The pump was apparently not functional. A sign said don’t drink the water.
Owen and Jennifer found a patch of tiny mushrooms.
When we got back to the van, George checked the lug nuts to make sure they were tight.
What a delightful park! I didn’t take any pictures of them, but there were also a number of real books for the children to take off shelves and read. There were many more books represented than I show here.