Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Visiting the Ice Caves

One of the things on my winter bucket list was to take a trip up to see the ice caves.  My husband and I had toyed with the idea of making it a quick weekend getaway for two but ultimately I decided that as long as the boys were interested I'd really like to take them too.

I thought it would be such a new, fun, family experience.



I am so glad we took them too because they really enjoyed it a lot.  I think the younger two boys slid down the ice slid at least three times.  We ended up going on a Wednesday and even though I kind of wanted to see it all lit up at night with the colored lights we decided 3:00 tickets would allow us to drive home and not stay overnight.

I'm so glad we went when we did.  The sun was shining, there weren't that many people around and it often felt like we had the place to ourselves.





I just loved the fountain! 



My boys loved the serpent carved out of ice 
















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22 comments :

  1. What an amazing place!! Great pictures! I am visiting from Coffee and Conversation. So glad to have stopped by! :)

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  2. Amazing beauty! And quite unexpected!

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    1. It is so pretty! At night they have colored lights to light up each sculpture too... it's quite surreal!

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    1. They make it special and sculpt it as they go. It's really neat!

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  4. It looks like the sun was hitting the caves just right for a lot of your shots. It looks so pretty there!

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    1. It really was; I loved the play of light and shadow!

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  5. I want to visit ice caves so bad. I first saw these on a HGTV show a decade ago and have wanted to go ever since. So serene and beautiful!

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    1. I saw then creeping up on Facebook posts last year and I really wanted to go but they are like a good 3 hours away and we just never found the time to go so this year I vowed we'd make the time. We loved them and are so glad we got to see them once.

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  6. looks very cool. This was on my list for this winter also, but its not looking promising. Great pics! #familyfun

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    1. Aw, bummer. It's so tough when they have such a short season!

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  7. What a beautiful place. Love the photos. #FamilyFun

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  8. Oh my goodness they really are amazing! I would absolutely love to see them up close. Thank you for sharing this at #familyfun x

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    1. It was so neat to see them up close! There were so many little details.

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  9. WOW that's really cool! Looks like fun!

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    1. It was a lot of fun; they have a hot cocoa and snack shack inside too!

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  10. Wow they're impressive! Where are they? Great day out had by all! Thanks for linking up to #familyfun

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    1. They have locations throughout the United States; we went to the ones in New Hampshire. Here is there website with all their other locations http://icecastles.com/

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  11. Oh wow, I have never seen anything like this in real life before. They are stunning. I would love to see them!! Thanks for sharing at The Wednesday blog hop. Hope you can join us tomorrow :)

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