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Adventures Had and Memories Made – The Schiffli Family

By on Aug 8, 2017 in Family Fun, Steuben County Indiana, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park   Today was absolutely beautiful so we drove to Barton Lake in Fremont and went to the water park/splash zone at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park. Every time we go this place blows me away. There are two splash zones- one geared toward smaller children and another that adults and children alike can play on. There are also three pools, larger water slides and a Tiki hut to get some snacks. Emi and Mak started on the smaller slides, then once they got comfortable they ventured away from those to see what the larger splash zone had to offer. By the end of the day, Emi was running circles through the large splash zone, going down all the slides and not caring that the big bucket was going to dump at any moment! We were all worn out by the end of the day, but we had a great time and will definitely be back!    ...

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Adventures Had and Memories Made – The Schiffli Family

By on Aug 7, 2017 in Events, Family Fun, History, Steuben County Indiana, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Vermont Settlement Festival I remember every year when I was little my dad would take my sister and I to the Orland Vermont Settlement Festival and this year, my dad and I took the girls for some fun! The first thing we went through was the settlement where the girls got to see animal skins, a stuffed beaver, an old time wagon and people cooking their lunches over the fire. The girls were even given homemade soap by one of the settlement men. Next we had to visit the free kid zone bounce houses! They had so much fun I had a hard time getting them out of there. We ate lunch at the park, got some homemade ice cream and Emi even got her face painted. We weren’t able to stay for the talent show or the other fun activities because it was almost nap time but we all had a great time and had lots of fun at the Orland Vermont Settlement Festival, held at the Orland Town Park. This event is held the last full weekend in July and recognizes Orland as the birthplace of Steuben County. The event is put on by the Orland Chamber of Commerce.  You can always find more information at lakes101.org or by calling...

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Adventures Had and Memories Made – The Schiffli Family

By on Aug 7, 2017 in Events, Family Fun, Steuben County Indiana, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Angola Balloons Aloft Eight years ago a wonderful event came to Steuben County called Angola Balloons Aloft. It has grown to a fantastic family-friendly event with everything from hot air balloons to large inflatable bounce houses, hero characters, classic car show, concessions and a petting zoo. This year we started Balloons Aloft by seeing the colorful balloons fly over our home Saturday morning. We then went to the event at Angola High School. The girls even got to see Paw Patrol characters Chase and Marshal and see animals up close and personal at the petting zoo and aviary display. Later that evening we went back to see the illumination of all of the balloons. Not only did the girls enjoy this event, the entire family...

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Adventures Had and Memories Made – The Schiffli Family

By on Aug 2, 2017 in Events, Family Fun, Steuben County Indiana, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Steuben County 4H Fair   Today I took the girls to the 4-H Fair at the Steuben County Park on Crooked Lake. It was the first day of the fair and all of the 4-Her’s were signing in their animals and decorating their stalls. Our first stop was for lunch at the Eat’n Haus. The girls enjoyed their hot dogs, chips, cookies and Sprite. We also grabbed a pork burger and of course had to stop by and get some ice cream… not once but twice! The girls’ daycare provider has kids in 4-H so the girls were able to get up close and personal with a steer, a pig and a calf. We got to walk through all of the barns and check out all of the animals. We got there around 10:30 a.m. and by 1:45 p.m. the girls were ready for a nap so we headed home. We will be stopping by a couple more times this week as they have special events for kids like a petting zoo and pet parade. Of course, we will have to get some more of that ice cream! The 4H Fair is held annually in mid-July and is sponsored by the Purdue...

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Adventures Had and Memories Made – The Schiffli Family

By on Aug 2, 2017 in Family Fun, Steuben County Indiana, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Pokagon State Park and the Potawatomi Inn beach When it gets really hot, sometimes you just want to go swimming and that’s exactly what we all did! Luckily, we can choose from several places to swim here in Steuben County but on this particular day, we chose Potawatomi Inn beach at Pokagon State Park. We packed a picnic lunch and went to enjoy the water. Emi and Mak are both little fish and even though they can’t swim on their own quite yet, they both love the water. They had a great time building sand castles and splashing in the water on this hot day....

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Adventures Had and Memories Made – The Schiffli Family, Steuben County, Indiana

By on Jul 31, 2017 in Family Fun, Steuben County Indiana, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hamilton 4th of July parade and Angola’s festivities Every year, our family looks forward to 4th of July festivities in the various towns and cities in Steuben County. The first celebration we went to was Hamilton’s parade, which was actually the Saturday before Independence Day. We also went to the Angola’s parade and festivities on the Fourth. The girls and I were lucky enough to be with AMC Marine Sales & Service in both parades and it’s amazing how many cool floats there are and how many people attend! You constantly hear people in the crowd scream your name, but you just can’t see them because there are SO MANY PEOPLE! At Commons Park they have events immediately following the parade. Hot dog giveaways, sky divers, games and bounce houses are just a few of the fun things they had at the park. Later in the evening they have bands playing and then to round out the night they had a spectacular fireworks display. It was a long 4th of July, but it was full of fun and memories that we all will...

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