New England Vacay continues .. Day 2: Storyland!

Sunday August 30, 2009
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(The New England Adventure starts here)

It was our first full day in New Hampshire and Storyland was on the menu.   It was, in fact, the reason we picked this area for the first part of our trip.

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Storyland is an amusement park geared for the younger crowd.  It doesn’t have big thrill rides, but lots of smaller rides the kiddies can enjoy.    The kids can ride just about everything, however, (and this is a big however) if the child is less than 48″, s/he has to be accompanied by a grown-up.   I love roller coasters and rides, so this shouldn’t have been a big deal.   Mike also loves roller coasters, but… as it is well known in our family, “Daddy doesn’t do circles.”   That meant, EVERY ride that went in a circle (carousel, tea cups, etc. etc.) fell to momma.   And do you know how many spinning circle rides there are?    Let’s just say, I learned that even a roller coaster junkie like me has her limits.

The kids, of course, had a great time, although Adam got pretty tuckered out and was ready to call it quits way before momma and the big kids.

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Tip: DON’T get in line in the first ride you see. We waited FOREVER to ride the cars. Daddy & Adam were able to ride the full train ride (20 minutes, I think?) before we got on.

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The Flying Shoes

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“Whee!” Mommy might get tired of circles, but Adam loved it!

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Ever milk a cow?

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It’s even more fun with your squirt your brothers.

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A real, old-fashioned, spin-so-fast-you-fall-off merry-go-round. I didn’t know they still existed!
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The “Polar Coaster” is the one true roller coaster they have at the park. We took turns riding it – me with Sam, then Daddy with Wes.
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Outside the Polar Coaster was an ice pole. Perfect for a hot day (which it was).

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One of the things about Storyland that makes it so great is that it isn’t commercialized. No sign of Dora or Spongebob, just cute representations of classic fairy tales and nursery rhymes. I thought this clock was adorable.

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Sam, Adam & I rode the “Clockenspiel”, a spinning tea cup ride. Sam wanted to go again, but Mommy had enough.

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Walking across the park, starting to get hungry.
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This granite ball supposedly weighs 2500 lbs or something and yet you can easily move it because of the thin layer of water. It was neat.

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The Balloon Ride was a nice mellow break.

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The “Loopy Lab” was crazy fun. There were balls everywhere with all kinds of opportunity to shoot them and play with them.

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The only bad thing about this attraction is that it is VERY LOUD.

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Future artillery man.
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The Crazy Barn pitched and spun all different directions.
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A princess & prince astride their noble steed.

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The swan rides were fun, but Adam (and Mike) were nearing meltdown mode.

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The carousel. These horses didn’t go up and down, but you rocked them back and forth.

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This part of Storyland had representations of various tales. This was the Three Little Pigs (complete with piggies).

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Little Miss Muffet and her 8 legged friend.

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A pie with room for four and twenty blackbirds.
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The ball pit was a big hit and nearly empty.

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The tree house was really cool.
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The Old Woman’s Shoe.
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One last slide
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I had to take this picture because it reminded me of this one.
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We left Storyland exhausted and headed back to the B&B. We all rested and tried to recover before heading out for dinner. After dinner, the big kids got a little more swim time in, while I put Adam to bed.

Tomorrow (Tuesday) would be our last day in New Hampshire and we would be off to Maine.

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3 Responses to New England Vacay continues .. Day 2: Storyland!

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    Caed and Dani say “hi” and that they LOVED looking at the Storyland pictures.

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    Renee says:

    I still love spinning rides but it takes me a few minutes to recover from the teacups now. When the ride first stops I feel like maybe I won’t recover. They never bothered me ten years ago.

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    Suzi says:

    That looks like such an awesome place…and exhausting! Love the last picture of Wes! LOL

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