Sunday, August 18, 2013

Acrobats, Trains, Bears... Oh my!

One of my FAVORITE places to visit while in New England is Clark's Trading Post in New Hampshire.  I couldn't wait to show Nick and Georgia this iconic NH tourist attraction!  The last time I visited was in 2006 with my Mom and Becky...




Hanging out with the bears!



Of course, we had to invite along Georgia's favorite "boys" and Auntie along for the trip!  We trekked the two hours north into the White Mountains of NH early Wednesday morning and arrived just as Clark's was opening.  Georgia immediately saw the train and flipped out.  She wanted ON!!!





"Thomas!"






See you later, guys!!!




Unfortunately for G, the train wasn't scheduled to leave right away, so we had to keep Georgia distracted.  This was no easy task as she screamed bloody murder that she wanted to ride the train!  Luckily, she was entertained for the short 30 minutes before we could jump aboard the White Mountain Central Railroad for our ride and an encounter with the Wolfman.  If you have never been before, I won't spoil the surprise, but let's just say shooting at the Wolfman is a New England rite of passage!





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All aboard!





Sooooo happy to be on the train!





Hanging out with Matthew on the train





Nick and Nathan looking for the Wolfman!




One benefit of older cousins is that you get to try out their toys!





Someone could send this to the NRA!




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Of course, the highlight of the trip is the bears and the show that they put on for everyone who comes to visit.  Melissa is convinced that she is somehow the long lost Clark daughter and should be working with the bears on a daily basis!



Nick, Mimi and G check ou the bears




Pretty Tula definitely wanted to come play with us!





Hanging out with Tula




Only in New Hampshire





The Brodeur crew



Clark's has expanded over time and there were lots of new things to see and try on their grounds...




Driving the Wolfman's car




Matthew climbing up the wall





Nathan and G checking out the bumper boats




Jailbird cousins








At this point, Georgia realized that the train was still in the park and she was NOT aboard.  This was not cool in her world, so off she went with Mimi to ride the train again... and again... and again!

Since Georgia was entertained, I got to try out the Segway park...




After the baseball incident from earlier in the week, it was nice to get a helmet!




And there goes Georgia on the train!




I think I caught on pretty quickly!




Georgia took a short break from riding the train to check out the acrobat show...






And then back on the train she went!  Later, while driving home, we figured out that Georgia rode on the train for every available ride except for two that day.  One of those rides was while we were eating lunch and the other was while we were driving home!  She even managed to squeeze in a five minute nap aboard during one ride.

Before we left for the day, we had to check out the gift shop and take some photos with the "bears."  Shockingly, Georgia talked her Mimi into buying her another train for her collection!




Georgia picked out this hat for her beloved Nathan!









Think she was a little tired????


Thanks for another great trip, Clark's!  We'll be back again soon...





1 comment:

melissab said...

I KNOW we are the missing Clark relatives! :)