01 August 2005

What I did on my vacation Pt. 2

    Swimming, swimming, in a swimming hole,
    When days are hot and days are cold,
    In a swimming hole.
    Side stroke, back stroke, fancy diving too.
    Wouldn't it be great if there were nothing else to do
      Camp Song
Okay, I've realized that I never posted part two. I figured I'd add something here before I'm off on another vacation. We did do a lot of swimming. The lake was a wonderful temperature, and very inviting in the hot weather. The kids were in every day for hours.

The day we left, before heading home, we stopped at the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. We figured it was a small nature park, maybe a few small animal, etc., so the admission (Adults $12, Kids $9) seemed a little steep. It turned out to be more than worth the price. The center is home to all sorts of animals indigenous to the region. For one reason or another they cannot be released back into the wild. Many were injured (especially the birds). Several were kept as illegal pets. They all live now in large naturally furnished enclosures. At each enclosure, there is lots of information about the animals, how they live, and how to protect them and their habitat. It was all very well done, well maintained, and highly recommended. The kids had a great time.

After the center, we ate lunch at a great restraint in Holderness, seated at a window overlooking the lake.

There's probably more, but I can't think of it. I really wanted to mention the nature center. It was great. If you're up there, you should go.

1 comment:

PapaGoose said...

Sounds like a great trip. We had a similar experience on a trip to New England. On the way back from Boston we visited the Mashantucket-Pequot Museum just outside of Mystic, CT. It was an unplanned stop, and the museum was amazing. I highly recommend it to anyone. Many Native-American museums struggle for funding, but this one is on the same reservation as the Foxwoods Casino, so there's ample financial resources.