Last weekend we decided to take a last minute trip north to New Hampshire. The past month or so has been pretty hectic and the kids have had to spend a lot of time following us around as we pack and move boxes. They’ve been very patient and deserved a treat. So, when a friend suggested that we join them at Storyland (a theme park), we jumped at the chance!
We have been to Storyland a couple of times and we all love it. I will write about the two days we spent at the park later this week – it was just the best fun, and what we all needed after such a busy time. But, we also stayed in a lovely self catering resort.
We found this resort the first time we went to Storyland, last summer. It was a last minute trip that time too (!) and we were looking for accommodation at short notice. We found a self catering apartment that looked perfect, and it was! The site has a pool, park, pond and tennis courts; all set in beautiful woodland. It makes for a wonderfully relaxing break.
We drove up on Friday afternoon, stopping for our traditional Dunkin’ Donuts refuelling break! This trip is about the only time we ever go there, so the kids start asking when we’ll reach Dunkin’ after about five minutes in the car!
We arrived at the resort late afternoon, with plenty of time to play before dinner. The boys wanted a game of tennis. Now, game is probably stretching it a bit far, but they had a great time and the 8yo in particular managed to hit the ball quite effectively this time :)
We started with a walk through the resort, enjoying the late afternoon sunshine and the silence (broken only by the squeals of the wee girl!). We found a stream and a little waterfall.
The tennis playing was entertaining to say the least! And to be fair, no one was taking it very seriously, note the appropriate footwear :) The 8yo now understands the rules and is starting to learn to serve and return the ball. (The only time they have played tennis is when we’ve stayed at this resort!). The 5yo tries very hard… And the wee girl is convinced she’s playing golf?!
And, inevitabley, we ended with three against one!
We walked back to the apartment with three happy, hungry and tired children, a perfect end to the day!