Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farm

Over the weekend, I was fortunate enough to visit the Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farm.  Growing up on a farm, I love animals, I had never seen a reindeer up close.  The trip to Clare, Michigan was worth the extra miles.  The Reindeer Farm is great for photo opportunities especially if you have children. You can even get your photo done professional right there in the little gift shop area.




I was able to get my photo taken with Santa. There was no cost, you just had to use your own camera.  (please ignore my hair, the day was windy).


I went on a small wagon ride.  During the ride, I get to hear the story of Rex and Harley, the two Belgium horses who pulled the wagon.  Rex and Harley were rescue animals who were abused.  The two beautiful horses will pull the wagon for another season before being put into retirement.  Hearing the story and the amount of work the couple put into their horse ranch/farm made paying for the wagon ride a small gesture. (The couple keeps all the proceeds from the rides).



On the wagon trail, a tree was decorated which created excitement for the children on the ride.  I also loved the mom singing Christmas carols to her son as we went through the wooded area.  The little boy who I would guess was around three years old seemed a little apprehensive on the wagon being pulled by two huge horses.  The singing from his mother made him smile.




The area where you could view these magnificent reindeer had signs filled with information and facts.

I would recommend this little farm experience for all those who are in the area of Clare, Michigan especially if you have small children.


St. Johns Light Parade 2014

For many Black Friday, entailed early morning shopping.  I slept in.  I had actually gone shopping on Thanksgiving night; my mom begged me to take her.  Of course, I spent most of my time hiding down an aisle while my mom and niece searched for bargains. I am just not a fan of the chaos and the crowds.

Later in the evening on Friday, November 28th, I actually took time and went to the Light Parade in St. Johns, Michigan.  The little parade was fun; the cold not so much.  The snow did give the whole event an extra Christmas touch.

I really haven’t found my Christmas spirit yet.  I am not sure why, I usually have my tee up by now.  So, I have decided to attend local events in hopes of finding my Christmas spirit.  I thought I would share them with all of you.




Of course, the man of the hour:  Santa Claus makes his way down to the train depot.



Santa gets the key to the city to be able to deliver all the toys to the good boys and girls of the town. After all the key was presented, the Little Miss Mint officially started the holiday season by lighting the Christmas tree.