Monday, August 23, 2010


These words were repeated very often on our four hour drive to North Conway New Hampshire this weekend with the grands.  We left early Friday morning loaded with their favorite pillows, a cooler full of fruit and drinks and several movies for the dvd player!  What a wonderful invention for long trips with active kiddos along.

We got to North Conway and then it was another hour to Six Gun City only because of the traffic in downtown Conway.  It took us close to a half hour to get through a three or four mile stretch and then it was beautiful driving the rest of the way.  The mountains around us were just gorgeous and I can only imagine them in the fall when all the leaves have changed into their fall orange, yellow, brown, red and rust hues.

We arrived at Six Gun City which is a small theme park that's been around since our son went when he was five years old.

The little roller coaster was the hit of the day as far as Mr D was concerned.  They rode it over and over as there weren't that many people there, they didn't even have to get off and get in line again they just stayed on.

Paddling was fun, but I stayed on dry land in case of a tip over!  

There were horses to see and ride, go-carts, flume ride, plus lots of other things but we were ready to head back to the hotel as it had been a long day.

The next day we went to Santa's Village.  It was a bit further then the day before but we left early and didn't run into any traffic.  It is a wonderful little theme park, very clean, lots and lots of gorgeous flowers everywhere, shows, rides, you name it.

The grands had never been there before so were just so excited about everything that there was to see.  The reindeer were a big hit with them and ME!  :o)  

The flowers were gorgeous~and everywhere, I just kept snapping pictures but I'll only put a few in this post.  Don't want anyone nodding off........  :o)

Of course there was the obligatory roller coaster, of which I am not too fond, but, you do things for your grand kids that you normally wouldn't do so I went on it twice!  Do I look a bit apprehensive in this shot?

Well Blogger has decided that I have put in enough pictures for one day.  It just keeps saying that it 'failed'. Sigh....  Well, that will give me something to write about the next time.  :o)

To say we had a blast with the kiddos would be an understatement.  These are precious years and will go by all too quickly.  We try to spend a lot of time with them and are very hands on grandparents as I know a lot of you are.  We had requested adjoining rooms so that we could have the door open between them but they didn't have any left when we got there so it turned into the 'boys' room and the 'girls' room.  We wanted to put a sign on our door NO BOYS ALLOWED but we didn't.......we were nice.   When I saw Miss T this morning I told her that I missed my roommate and she giggled.  Then Mr. D came over to get a stick of butter and had his stuffed toy with him that he got at Santa's Village.  I was glad he liked it and was carrying it around.  It was a round frog.  We are already planning next years trip, there is one thing that we did that they want to do AGAIN soon!  It involves a chairlift going up the mountain and a sled to come down on.......Yikkkkeeeessss!


Musings of a Housewife said...

Oh so much fun! :-)

Julie Harward said...

This looks like the most fun trip ever...I want to take my grands and go..but it's a bit far for us! Memories made for forever! :D

Anita said...

Looks like you all had a very good time!

Your grandkids are so blesed to have you two. Glad you're actually "playing" with them.

Dawn said...

Sounds like a fun time for sure. I have to say, though, that I wouldn't do the roller coaster for anyone, even my grands. Well, I don't think I would anyway. I did it for a boyfriend once, but promised God that if He got me off that thing alive, I'd never do it again!

Care Bear asked "Are we there yet?" three times on our way to the company picnic the other afternoon - all of 20 miles away! Can you imagine a long trip with her?

Claire said...

This looked like a really great trip and thanks for the view of the mountains - I do miss them here at the beach!!! You did better than I would have - actually going on the roller coaster!!! Twice!!!!

Mikey said...

That looks like a super cool place to go!! Love all those flowers, they're beautiful! And you are brave to go on any type of roller coaster ride :)
Love it!

Needled Mom said...

It looks and sounds like it was a fabulous trip for all of you. Aren't you lucky to be a hands on grandma?

Those reindeer look beautiful. I can imagine how the kids must have enjoyed seeing them.

I am a fan of roller coasters myself, but I am not sure I would have been such a good sport if I wasn't. What a good grandma you are!!!!!!

Long rides in the car are seldom a favorite with children. It is nice to have all of the newer "toys" in the car.

Glad that you had such a safe trip. Welcome home. xox

bj said...

Looks like tons of glad you could go do these things with your grands. You are right...enjoy it all because, like our kids, our grands grow up sooo fast..most of mine are nearly there already...:(
Such fine young people, tho..:)))
hugs, bj

palmtreefanatic said...

wow! that looks like a fun little place!!! Bet they all loved it! Gorgeous Flowers...

Dawn said...

To answer your questions - a haiku is a poem with 3 lines - the first line has 5 syllables, the second 7 and the third 5. I remember writing one once - in 12th grade, not 2nd!

I answered the question about the sculptures in my new post.

Dawn said...

I'm baaaaaack! You know I'm with you on the music issue. We have a new pastor, whom we are enjoying immensely. But we've lost the hymn singing that we've been so used to. We're singing one hymn on Sunday mornings, most of the time. You're so right - hymns have been the ties through the generations - none of the choruses last more than a few years, at most. And they're mostly written in syncopation, which makes it hard for folks to learn. When we have Sunday night services, we sing quite a few old songs, which is nice for the oldies who come on Sunday night!

It's been really hot here this week for the poor kids and teachers in those stuffy classrooms. I can't figure out why they can't start after Labor Day when it's hopefully cooled off. We have lots of week-end activites in our town in August, which causes huge crowds - I've never gone to any of them. The lake sounds like a much nicer option!!