Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Sometimes a little get-away is all you need!

I don't know about you, but I am done with winter.  Yeah, yeah, it's only January 21st.  I still have 2 more months of winter.  Don't remind me!   




In addition to the super cold and icy winter we've experienced, we haven't seen a lot of Ward either.  That man has been working a lot lately.  And mostly weekends.  We haven't had a lot of family time together.   So, this past weekend we joined crashed my brother-in-law and sister-in-law's annual trip to North Conway.  Since my nephew's birthday is in January, they started taking him to North Conway to stay overnight in a hotel that has an indoor water park.  Every year they take Tucker, which is awesome!  But we end up staying home and being jealous of all of their fun.  



This year, however, Ward actually had the day off, so we knew we had to go.   We decided that we would only go up for the day and not stay overnight, since we had quite a bit going on the next day at home.  



I don't know of a better way to spend a snowy day - especially when you are just done with winter - than to spend it was family at an indoor water park.  



We actually went to the Kahuna Laguna at the Red Jacket Inn in North Conway.  The risky thing about going there is that for day passes, it's first-come first-served, 2 hours away.  So after you make the 2.5 hour drive, you have to hope that you are lucky enough to get tickets. And you can't get in until noon.  We arrived in North Conway a little after 11 and hoped to grab a lunch before heading over to the inn.  Unfortunately we struck out at a few restaurants and were getting rather tight on time.  We decided to start heading back toward the inn when Ward spotted this little place - that didn't look as busy.  He pulled over and ran in and asked if they room for 8 and they had a part of 8 getting ready to leave.  Talk about perfect timing!  We only sat for a few moments, then were seated.  The great thing about this place is that they served breakfast all day and all of us love breakfast.  I was just about to get an omelet but then I saw this salad on the specials board and HAD to have it!  

walnuts, cucumbers, craisins, chicken, spinach, butternut squash,
balsamic dressing over a flat bread!
Oh my word!

Peaches was the place.  And let me tell you, this place is fabulous!!!  They seated us almost immediately.  The waitress came, took our orders and then seriously within 5 minutes we had our food.  CRAZY!!!!   It helps that most of us ordered breakfast, which is super easy. And even better - they had gluten free items on the menu that were fabulous for our gf relatives and my salad was amazing!!!!  Next time we head into North Conway, we're definitely going back there.  



Thankfully for Peaches and their excellent, efficient service, we were able to get out of there and to Kahuna Laguna exactly at noon and were able to get our tickets!  They were $40/person (ouch) but it was SO worth it!!!  



We stayed there forever (12 - 7:30) and definitely got our money's worth.   At the end of the day, Tucker stayed there with Jill and Wade and we put Izzy into her pi's and started our 2.5 hour trek home.   We were exhausted when we got home but it was so worth it!  We will definitely go back again!  


Have you ever gone on quick little winter get-away???    

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