Last week, I took a much-needed vacation from work. Joshua, my mother, and I headed up north for a few days of fun in New Hampshire.
First stop was in the Loon Mountain area, where we visited the infamous Clark's Trading Post. We had to take the train ride, of course!
Then, we headed across the Kancamagus Highway to North Conway and our hotel.
On Monday, we went to Story Land, where we pretended to be pirates and played in a huge pumpkin. There were also several rides involved. Josh loved the roller coasters and the "Bamboo Chutes" water ride. It got hot in the afternoon, so we left and headed back to the hotel pool for a while. Josh was loving the entertainment guy, who had the kids diving for winning coins and playing other games for prizes. Josh was in the cannonball, flip flop, limbo, and "create something out of a piece of foil" contests. He didn't want to leave (especially since the guy was also playing good music), but enjoyed his dinner at the Muddy Moose later.
Tuesday was rainy. We ate at the Glen Junction restaurant for breakfast, and did a little bit of shopping at a cool toy store in town. Then it was back to our hotel, which just happened to be attached to a giant indoor water park. We had a blast in the water as it poured outside. Dinner that night was at my personal favorite, the Moat Mountain Brewery. Great food and beer!
We headed home on Wednesday, but planned to stop at Santa's Village for a few hours first.
A few hours turned into all day because we were having such a great time there. Fun rides, great activities, Christmas music (!), and a sweet water park. Josh was begging me to go back again soon.
That smile! :) I think he had a good time. We actually never got to see Santa (the line was long) but Josh didn't mind, since he knew we would see him at the zoo in December. The reindeer and elves (and gingerbread) were a special treat, though!
We had a scenic ride home, which included mountains for miles and even a family of raccoons crossing the street. I just love New Hampshire; it's absolutely gorgeous.
We had a few more things planned for the rest of the week, including members' night at the Roger Williams Zoo. We finally got to see the new cheetahs, along with all of our other favorites.
Friday was the Washington County Fair, where we rode the roller coaster about 147852 times (only slightly exaggerated) and then had to sit down for a while because little man was starting to feel sick. Normally, we walk around to see the animals and contest entries, maybe a tractor pull or two. Instead, we rested and watched Chris Caigle for a while (who put on an awesome show). I got my strawberry shortcake, so I was happy!
Josh was sick all day Saturday, but was (thankfully) feeling better by that evening. I think the excitement of the week was getting to him! I'm glad to report he was back swimming in Grandma's pool by Sunday. Such a great week, and just what the doctor ordered!
Linking up with Ruchira's Wordless Wednesday -- quite late and hardly wordless!