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Monday, July 31, 2006

A weekend in New Hampshire

Brought the kids to steamy New Hampshire over the weekend…..Storyland and Clarks Trading Post. It was very fun, yet exhausting.
Here’s a numerical breakdown:

0 – the amount of power we had when we got to the condo where we were staying. A severe thunder storm knocked the power out as we were just shy of Glen, NH. It wasn’t long before it came back on, after only minor panic had set in.

4:16 – the time in the morning that the rooster across the way decided to start Cock-a-Doodle-doing…..

12 – o’clock noon Saturday, when all hell broke loose, aka, the meltdowns. Both kids melted at 12. Unfortunately, the meltdown started on the Swan Boat ride, a 10 minute ride that felt like a half hour……Lou, recovered pretty quickly, after she got some food into her. Max, not so quick….(see “9” below).

6, minimum – the number of times I thought I was going to hurl, while on the rides. Rob doesn’t do the spinning, twirling rides, so I had to ride the Twisting Turtles, Alice’s Tea cups, Crazy Barn, Whirling Whales and the Dutch Shoes (some twice, once with each child)…..for rides that are supposed to be scaled down, they still move pretty quickly.

1 – the number of families I saw at Storyland that I knew from home.

9 – percentage of alcohol in the Unibroue beer (Don de Dieu or La Fin Du Monde, I forget which one it actually was) we drank to stay sane.

2 – number of visits to Glen Junction, a great place to eat breakfast. They have a few trains that periodically start “choo-chooing” and moving around the restaurant on a set of tracks set close to the ceiling. The trains always seemed to start to go just that the right time, to prevent Louise from wanting to get up out of her chair – how’d they do that?

2 – number of bears at Clark’s Trading Post that we saw in the bear show; one of the bears actually rode a scooter. Did you know they reward the bears with ice cream?

1 – dollar amount for a bag of fresh popped popcorn at Clark’s….a bargain!

1,000,000 – number of smiles on Max and Lou’s faces over the weekend.


At 7:34 AM, Blogger March to the Sea said...

We L-O-V-E Storyland. I could spend hrs in the mad lab shooting those foam balls!

At 8:48 AM, Blogger Sharon S said...

hah! March - that is MAx's favorite part of Storyland (other than the Polar Coster).

At 11:59 AM, Blogger anne altman said...

yay! andrea used to go to storyland all the time.

sounds like it was worth the meltdowns.


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