Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The North Pole

I have been wanting to do some fun vacation things this summer. Originally, I wanted to go to Utah and Idaho to visit family. Ben refused- he hates that drive, so we decided against it. Instead, we decided to do some day trips and go and do some fun things as a family.
So, instead of UT we went to the North Pole! North Pole, CO that is. It is a really fun amusement park geared just for little kids. We had a great time. We spent 5 1/2 hours at the park, and Claire was literally falling asleep on my shoulder as we left, but the girls still wanted to stay and have even more fun. It was a great day!

They were a little scared of Santa and Snow White. Oh, well.

 Audra loved driving the car. I remember a ride like this at Lagoon in UT- I used to love that as well!
 Love this picture!
 Claire did not want to go on any rides at first. Eventually we figured out she didn't want to be buckled. She finally went on this ride, but only for about 13 seconds. The operator had to turn off the ride and let her off.

On the train.
 Is that a smile?!?
 For much of the time, especially at the beginning, Claire just wanted me to hold her. 
Eventually she started to warm up and walk on her own. My arms were grateful.
 Attempted family picture.
 This was just before the magic show, which the girls loved. 
Claire really wanted to be on stage, so she went down and then started screaming. Nice.
 The biggest hit of the day by far was the Merry-Go-Round. We went on that at least 5 times, maybe more.

 They got to feed reindeer.
 Not sure how I feel about this ride...you aim at your friends to shoot them. 
This ride was definitely built in the 50's.


  1. What a fun place! Snow White needs some new shoes though :) Glad you all had a good time, but, I do think you should have come to Idaho. :)

  2. So glad you went - didn't they have fun???? It's kind of pricey, though, don't you agree?

  3. Mandy- I will try to convince Ben Boise is a place worth vacationing:)

    Jenny- This is definitely a once a year trip! I did find coupons and Claire was free, so that helped, so it wasn't too bad. I have been begging Ben to let us go for 2 years and he finally agreed. Audra LOVED it, and still keeps asking about it, but I think Claire was only mildly interested. Since she was free, though, I don't feel too bad!