Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Favorite Vacation Travels

Today's post is brought to you by Sarah at No Whey, Mama. I have enjoyed Sarah's blog for quite some time now, and I am happy that she decided to help me out by guest posting here. I told her I'd love to hear about some of her vacations or favorite vacation locations. You should also know that Sarah's daughter, Katherine, is allergic to dairy. I love that Sarah posts information and hints and tips about dealing with allergies. This is something that I was very cautious about when Zachariah was young (I have a friend who has allergies to practically everything, and it has made me much more aware.) Without further ago here is a post from Sarah:


Ashland, NH
Area Travel Guide


Planning a trip to New Hampshire? Here are a few places we like to
visit.

My mom grew up spending her summers on Lake Winnipesaukee, between Center Harbor and Meredith. When my sister and I were
growing up, we always spent our vacation at the family "camp" on the lake.
Sadly, the camp had to be sold about ten years ago. But, my aunt now has a great
house on Little Squam
Lake, so we are able to bring the kids to the same area where we spent our
summers.

Squam
Bridge in
Ashland, NH
Little Squam
Lake is also known as Golden Pond because it's where On Golden Pond was
filmed.

Ashland is a
great town with a very active Historical
Society
. We were able to attend their annual lobster dinner fundraiser. They
were kind enough to have hot dogs and hamburgers available for children and/or
those who can't eat shellfish.

I would also like to give a special mention to the Village
Pizza & Grill
in Ashland. We went there for lunch one day, and the
service was amazingly helpful and friendly. Katherine and Eli split a
cheese-free bacon pizza and an order of pasta with sauce. All the staff was very
careful and understanding, and there was no cross-contamination of ingredients.
Plus, the food was excellent. Katherine ate four pieces of pizza, a personal
record.

Just a few miles down the road is the Squam Lakes Natural Science
Center
in Holderness, NH.
We had never been there before, and it is amazing. They have all kinds of
native NH animals that have been injured and are living in natural habitats
while they recover. The black bears, bald eagles, and bobcats were our
favorites.

The Old Country Store
The
Old Country Store
in Moultonborough, NH, has always been the rainy-day
place to take the kids. Penny candy! Weird old machinery in the museum! More
candy! While the price has risen to two cents per piece of candy, it's still
fun, and there are plenty of dairy-free candies available to choose from.

Weirs Beach
Usually we spend one evening at Weirs
Beach
playing games at the arcades on the boardwalk. Our favorites are
Whack-a-Mole, Skeeball, and the ancient Dodge City Shooting
Gallery. We also stopped at the Hart's Slush stand for some dairy-free frozen
goodness.

Rein's Deli
Another family tradition is to stop at Rein's Deli
(Warning: the site plays music) in Vernon, CT, on the drives to and from NH.
They, too, are excellent about dairy-free orders. Katherine likes their turkey
breast on a plain bagel with a side of plain Cape Cod potato chips. I just wish
I could get her to try their fantastic dill pickles!

We had a wonderful time. It's a great place to vacation!

5 comments:

Nowheymama said...

Thanks for letting me be a guest on your blog!

Beck said...

Am I close to New Hampshire? I think I might be. The Old Country Store sounds like the kind of place where my kids would want to spend HOURS>

michio said...

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I access it with a Japanese from Japan.
The English is studying, but is very particular.
I am sudden, but may link?
Thanking you in advance.
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Saly said...

New Hampshire is my favorite vacation destination, though we gravitate toward The White Mountains.

Swistle said...

Look! Here is another comment! NH sounds like it rules!

Also: what is with that "michio" comment? I have been seeing it in ALLLL the comment sections.