Welcome to On the 1 With Frida, where we explore all the fun CA Route 1 has to offer.
So one day you’re holding this helpless four-day old baby in your arms, and the next, she’s RIDING A HORSE. OK it’s a pony, and she is 2 years old now, but you guys how is she riding a
horse pony all by herself? She let the dude at the pony ride take her from my arms and place her on an equine, with me on the other side of a fence, without so much as a whimper. And look at her. Nothing but happy.
She may have had that one moment when she wondered if this pony ride thing was ethical to the animals. I had that moment too, so I Googled it. Turns out PETA’s not so into pony rides (unsurprising) but many animal people say it’s OK if the ponies aren’t going in circles for too long and that they get lots of pasture and horsey-friend time. I will say that the animals at Lemos Farm did not look unhappy, but I’m no expert. I hope from the bottom of my heart that they’re treated well.
In any case, Lemos Farm in Half Moon Bay is a pretty fun place for a toddler. They also have a choo choo, which is a not a real choo choo but toddlers don’t care. Same with the hayride. We ran out of time for that one but it looked pretty fun. They also have goats you can pet (I later found out they pee on their own heads, so just remember that little fun fact next time you go to the petting zoo), ducks, and bouncy houses. It’s $17 bucks for your kid to do whatever he or she wants in there—seems like a pretty good deal for all those smiles, don’t you think?
“I hope my pony is happy…”
Ice cream face.
We were just as thrilled on the outbound choo choo…
… as we were on the inbound.
Lemos Farm, y’all.
Fun with guns and flowers.
Could this day get any more fun?
Yes because: goats.
Luckily she did not touch that creature’s head.