We are all starting to adjust to life on vacation together at the Lodge, just me and the 3 boys!
On Sunday, we packed up the car in the morning and headed up north. We had lunch at Enzo’s in Lincoln. Lincoln is very touristy, but it’s becoming a popular pit stop on our way to and from the lodge.
After dinner, Dave, Ursula, and Lily came up to visit. We just spent the evening catching up and then they headed out Monday AM.
On Monday I had a couple contractors coming in the afternoon, so we couldn’t have any big outings. We did Echo Lake beach in the morning. Tommy is a total fish once we gets acclimated to the water. Eli isn’t the biggest fan, and Aaron is somewhere in the middle.
I had 2 contractors come, one for installing a security system. It turns out our insurance is mandating us to get a system since it’s a vacation home. This is turning into a big expense that I wasn’t planning on.
Later on we had a roofing contractor come and take a look at our leaking roof. He had installed the roof recently, found the leaking spot, and said he’d fix it for no charge. Awesome!
In the afternoon we were looking to kill a couple hours, so we headed to the Sugar Hill playground. The kids were super cranky. We then went to the Iron Furnace in Franconia and found an awesome spot on the Gale River to throw rocks. Turns out there’s no better way to cure cranky kids than throwing rocks in the water.
On Tuesday we headed out early for a full day at Santa’s Village. I was a little worried about this trip, having all 3 boys to myself in an amusement park. Especially after our recent Story Land visit, it was clear the 3 kids all wanted to go on different rides.
It turned out to be a great day together. The boys were very well behaved, and we stayed there the entire day. We got to go on almost all the rides and even the water park. The ride lines were pretty short all day, which was a big plus. Overall I’m a big fan of Santa’s Village over Story Land. It’s much more low key.
I’ll add pics to these posts once I get back from vaca!