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Our trip to NH

Monday, August 18, 2014

My DH and I took my boys up to Jefferson NH for a trip to Santa's Village. Has anyone ever been there? I love that place so much! It is such a great atmosphere with Christmas music playing, elves everywhere, adorable little cottages to play in (schoolhouse, church, elves house, etc...), fun rides, Santa, very pleasant employees and the smell of fresh baked gingerbread throughout. If anyone has kids or grandkids under 12 I highly recommend it. Plus, it's reasonably priced. So we all had a wonderful time. This was our second trip there and I think we will be making at least 1 more before they are "too old for it". Lucky for us it is only a 4 hour car ride away.

The best part is being surrounded by all the beautiful mountains. Something we do get get to see where we are from. The grounds of the lodge we stayed at were so beautiful. I will post a pic of the yard. We were able to enjoy it a bit (when it wasn't raining) but couldn't totally relax because they warned us to keep an eye open for bears. Not something us city folk are too comfortable with. Lol!

On the way home we visited the Polar Caves. My boys had such a blast traversing these caves. I knew they would love that. It was the most beautiful place to be- up high in the middle of the mountains and forest with the river running through. It was so nice to take in that much nature. We are used to the ocean and truly love that but this was a lovely change. We has to do so much climbing between the stairs and the caves. I am proud of myself I was able to do the caves with my family. Claustrophobia and all, I wanted them to see a mommy who participates! My thighs were literally shaking and are still sore today! I was reminded more than once how out of shape I feel this summer. I am so looking forward to getting back to the gym and working this body!

This is the pic of the backyard of our lodge. I will post more pics when I get them onto the computer.
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ROSAMARCELLE 9/2/2014 2:26AM

    Sounds and looks amazing. emoticon

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TRUE-NESS 8/28/2014 1:19PM

    Sounds like a lovely trip! I'm sure it's much more crowded closer to December, so GREAT timing to chose August.

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MALAMI518 8/26/2014 7:44PM

    That is beautiful! We drove through New Hampshire on our vacation to Maine about the same time that you were gone. We aren't near the ocean, so we enjoyed seeing that, but the mountains really drew us in. The Polar Caves sound neat. Unfortunately, mine are probably all to grown for Santa's Village, but I think I would love it.

Great job with all the climbing and walking and participating! Way to go!!!

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NHES220 8/26/2014 5:08PM

    Sounds like a fun place! I know what you mean about the caves. We toured a coal mine in Ireland and the conditions these guys worked in, I never could have done it!

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NISSANGIRL 8/19/2014 10:09AM

    I would totally love Santa's village!!! sounds like u guys had a wonderful trip!!! love the background picture!!! thanks for sharing your trip with us, wish I could have gone!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TREE57 8/18/2014 6:01PM

    Sounds like a beautiful place. There is something similar to this Christmas village in Colorado...at the North Pole. It was very quaint and cheerful. Loved having the Christmas=theme in the summer time.

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STEVIEBEE569 8/18/2014 4:09PM

    Sounds like you had a great time!

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MRSP90X 8/18/2014 3:22PM

    What a lovely vacation!! I am so glad you had a wonderful time and that you didn't sit on the sidelines and participated!! That is my goal as well. Can't wait to see more pics! Your pic here looks right side up too, lol! emoticon

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KAREN-IS-HERE 8/18/2014 11:30AM

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MSHEL7 8/18/2014 11:01AM

    Wow, what a pretty place and sounds like oh, so much fun. Wish we lived near there, that would be a cool place to go. I'm so proud of you for getting in those caves and being so brave. Just the kind of thing you need show you just how strong you are. I'm glad you enjoyed your vacation.

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