So, I thought I would complete the writing prompt…How I spent my summer vacation. As you may have noticed, the site has been on a little bit of “auto-pilot”. I have been working hard behind the scenes to make new content and also trying to spend more time with family. I just spent a week with my family visiting my husband’s family in upstate New York. There is nothing like a trip to the mountains to refresh you!
One place we visited while in the mountains was Santa’s Workshop in North Pole, NY (near Lake Placid). I received tickets to Santa’s Workshop and I would love to tell you all about it!
We had such a nice family day together. The park is located on a mountain in the Adirondacks (in the high Peaks region near Lake Placid). Expect to do some walking up and down the mountain while you are there. The park has original rides from when it first opened. My children (ages 1, 3, 5, 8 and 9) had a fantastic time experiencing the magic of Christmas in the middle of July. The rides are small and suited for children mostly under 10 but the rides are only one of the attractions. Santa’s Workshop is more about spending time with family and experiencing Christmas year round. From meeting Santa Clause to seeing the North Pole to talking with a Christmas tree and getting to pet Rudolph. They have a living Nativity to show the real meaning of Christmas. It was a great value too! It cost our family $130 to get into the park. The day before we played mini-golf and that cost us $51. The mini-golf lasted 1.5 hours, the park we were there for 6. The kids were exhausted at the end of the day and so very happy and loved for such a nice day of being together. The best thing was that the first day you pay for and the second you get in free! You take your receipt to the main desk before you leave and you get a stamp to come back tomorrow for free. $130 for 2 family days of fun and memories: Priceless.
Anyway, here are a few photos of my family have a great day. The top photo is a family picture at the North Pole. A nice family saw us all touching it (It is solid ice in the middle of July!) and offered to take our photo. Everyone is so nice up there!) Then, my little man on the bobsled ride, my girls with a moose and my 3 year old again with Frosty! On the bottom, my girls found a big pile of red and green snow, and I got to ride on a ride with my little man. Such great memories…can’t wait to go back next year! I am pretty sure the kids will insist on a return visit every year now…