I frequent a doll collecting forum and a month or so ago I found out that another member and I live pretty close to each other. So we decided we should do a meet up and she suggested this place:
It's a 20 acre botanical garden/museum and it has lots on neat little alcoves and corners!
This is the first building we saw. I think it used to be the museum but my friend told me they recently sold off a bunch of stuff. I'm not sure what to call it now!
That is the old jail? Probably had a building around it at some point but of course my resident bad-ass had to get some pictures in it:
Then we went to the daffodil fields. Wikipedia says they have around 300 varsities? Pretty cool if you ask me!
And then we tried very hard to get a group shot of everyone we brought:
Next we went to a boxcar and caboose set up:
We decided to take some pictures in front of the boxcar first. Here is Melly:
Then we set up a little table and these three had an Easter treat:
I got a lovely picture of Laura:
Anne and Daken decided to have a picture in front of the door:
And then I decided that Amelia would look lovely next to this yellow paint!
Here is a little behind the scenes shot of the poses we were doing:
My friend also brought some ADORABLE mini books:
Zia and Wrennie shared a stair:
I got some beautiful pictures of Laura:
And then Daken did some modeling:
Close by were three old grave/memorial slabs.
They are pretty worn and it's hard to read them but we managed to make out a few words:
We also found this neat old sign for a school:
And the old town power plant:
Close to the power plant was this cast iron bench.
And then Mel and Zia decided to sit and have a chat as well:
We actually came to this park because the Azaleas were supposed the be in bloom. They're not quite there yet!
The trees were stinking amazing:
I really liked this building:
And right next to it was a little yard with this neat school sign:
The dolls wanted to play here! Note how Daken is like dang it Melly, why do I have your stupid hat!? She just couldn't keep it on today! Poor guy.
Did I mention all the trees?
Laura also found a tree to climb:
It started looking like it might rain so we headed to the house. You can't go inside but we did peek through the door there and it's pretty neat inside. My friend said it looked very well loved and worn. She's right it did and I would love to explore it!
This is the back of the house:
The real reason we came back to the house was to use the front porch! We got a pretty darn successful group picture:
The front porch was so neat. It had all of these cool elements like this screen door:
I also loved all the light fixtures:
I got some of my favorite photos here. Like Anne hiding behind a post:
And also Wrennie looking thoughtful:
We decided it was about time to go but before we left I got some awesome pictures of Daken on the tracks:
And then I was on my way back home. My friend also gave me this beautiful dress for Caroline:
I had such a good day and I'm really happy to have a new friend. Especially a doll friend! Wrennie did a post all about her day here. It's filled with a lot of pictures I didn't share on this post so go read it if you're interested in seeing more! I hope you guys enjoy this picture filled post and next time we really will be talking about another special edition set! Till then :)