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.