Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Free Ice Cream? I'm There!

Well, we did it. We survived the 20 hour drive from here to New Hampshire and back again.

And it was TOTALLY worth it.

Who knew there was so much to do in New Hampshire?

Well, maybe not so much in New Hampshire, but Vermont was super fun, as was all the time we spent with the Snow's.

We really enjoyed our time with Paul, Sarah, Ethan, Sadie and even Jabba.

Isn't Miss Sadie just a little bit of sweetness?

And Ethan is a totally mini-Paul.

And even Jabba was a good sport about our visit...considering we tortured him by making him wear this little pirate hat we got him.

I was worried it might be a little cold, but really, we had great weather. Although we did see sun, rain, and even snow during our visit.

We got to see where the magic happens at Ben and Jerry's.

We are all about the free samples!

We also went to see where Joseph Smith was born, in Sharon, Vermont.

It was so interesting to learn a little more about the Prophet.

There was also a wonderful monument that was made from a single piece of polished granite. It was 38 1/2 feet tall, one foot for every year of the Prophet's life.

We took a little tour of Dartmouth and the surrounding area. It's a sleepy little town, but I could definitely see the appeal of going to school there. We appreciate Paul taking time from his studies to show us around.

Of course, not every trip runs smoothly, but luckily a child can stick their nose against almost ANY wall when misbehaving.

We got to see the longest covered bridge (in use) in the world.

We were able to go and see Quechee Gorge. The "Grand Canyon" of Vermont.

Personally, I'm thinking whoever decided that they should call it that has NOT actually been to the Grand Canyon.

But, it was nice little hike just the same.

And of course, it's never only Joshy that's getting into trouble. These girls are at that age where they bicker ALL the time...so, of course, they have to hold hands until they can get along.

We really had such a fun time and appreciate Paul and Sarah putting up with our horde...and considering we ate them out of house and home, I am surprised that Sarah was able to manage such a lovely blog post about us!


Melanie said...

Wow! Looks like such a fun trip! Love the on-the-go parenting! haha

Sarah said...

I'm so glad you guys had fun! Love the pictures too- especially the one of Josh with his nose on the wall. And Jabba in the little pirate hat. And Ethan reading the Wal-Mart toy catalog- oh we are so ghetto!

alamama said...

Great to have you back! Love the holding hands pic! We love Vermont too! Been to Ben & Jerry! Yum!

Amy said...

I wondered where you were....

I'm glad you had fun!

Lara said...

Looks like a fun trip and a beautiful time of year to go!

Charlene said...

that sounds like a lot of fun. I didn't realize there was that much to do up there.

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