A few weeks ago, while my parents were here, we went to a wild animal park out in Amish country. Sophie wasn’t crazy about the animals coming right up to our wagon, but Cora surprisingly loved it! We watched as her eyes followed each animal. Sophie clung in desperation on to my mother, then eventually fell asleep. 14231177_10207479815419061_6952406218945733448_o

Cora eventually passed out too, but the rest of us enjoyed the trip. Afterward we went out for some authentic Amish cooking!


It was a good opportunity to practice some photography too, though I didn’t take many pictures myself because I was strapped down by Cora. However, my dad and brother snapped many shots both with digital cameras and an old Nikon N70 film camera of mine. It was my first camera, given to me by my dad, and I was happy to see both he and my little brother take interest in it.



{The grainy pictures in this post, such as the one above, are the film photos}


The farm we went to was at Walnut Creek and it truly was a great experience. A little gem, right in the middle of Ohio!



  1. Valerie · September 21, 2016

    How fun! How old are your little ones? 🙂 I really like the look of the “grainy” photo, it’s more unique and interesting, I think, than typical digital prints. 😀


    • mrssamantha · September 26, 2016

      I have a 2 year old and a 7 month old 🙂 Yes, my youngest brother is 12 and my film camera seems quite “antique” to him LOL


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