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9.05.2014

{summer fun} adventures at the poconos

Going on a little vacation the last week of August before the new school year starts has become a family tradition. This year we decided to keep our little getaway short and sweet and opted to head to the Poconos area for an adventurous weekend.
 {We were surrounded by nature all weekend}
 {G was not afraid of the heights}
We spent our first day at a water park and the boys were in heaven. L loves everything water and G, too. However I expected G to be a little more reserved with all the big slides. Well, I was wrong. Of all of us G was the most fearless and wanted to go down on all, like all, the water slides. My little daredevil.
 {G cracked up all the way down. As soon as we hit the pool he kept saying "again, again"}
 {G loved this one, too.You can't see but L was between M and G}
Next day we went for some mountain adventures. M experienced the 4,000 feet zip line. He said the view was amazing and took a little video. I'd have liked to do it together with him but someone had to stay with the kiddos. L and I decided to try the smaller zip line. It was a little hike to get all the way to the top, and once there the view down was scarier than I thought. I was a little nervous and L seemed fine but when it was time to jump, after my count, L held back. It was too late for me to go back, I was already zip lining. And it was great. L didn't want to do it so M took his place.
{That's us at the top of the platform}
While we did all of this, G patiently waited for us doing what he knows best lately, collecting rocks. I was pleasantly surprised with how patient and good he was the whole trip considering we did a lot of walking and going up and down hills, without a stroller.
So G could experience some adventures, too we took him to the Euro Bungee. He did it like 6 times and threw a little tantrum when we told him it was over and we had to go.
L did the free fall. G wanted to do it, too. M didn't allow for many reasons but one of them being we didn't want him to think it's ok to jump from high heights. He may want to do the same at home and that will be very dangerous.
{L tried the climbing wall, too}
{Lots of walking. On our way to the Mountain Roller Coaster}
{This was the Mountain Roller coaster. While I was a little nervous and afraid, G kept screaming "rapido mama, rapido". He wanted to go faster}
 
The third day we spent it doing some shopping. We could have completely skipped this to be honest, because the outlets were packed. At least I got a good deal on sneakers for the boys. On our way back home we stopped at the Delaware water Gap.
 {L admiring the view}
 {Wherever we go he takes his trains with him}
We had a great time. It was a nice to be away for a few days, get a change of scenery, be outdoors and active. For the most part the boys were in a good mood and were very cooperative. I guess another sign they're growing. Snif.

2 comments :

  1. the place looks amazing! where is it? and how long did it take you to get there?
    looks like a great family activity for my to do list :)

    ohh, and also... lets go apple picking soon!

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    1. Yes, it was great! The place is called Camelbeach Park in the Poconos area, about an 1 1/2 drive. Perfect for a short vacation.

      And yes to apple picking. I'll send you an email with some dates ;)

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