Day Trippin’ in New Hampshire

October 13, 2012

Jordan didn’t have class yesterday, so we decided to make a family day out of it and go leaf peeping in New Hampshire. We woke up to a dreary, rainy day, but everything was still so beautiful. We took a pit stop at a random park in Lee, New Hampshire so Coop could run around a bit.



Then we spotted this giant slide. I thought it would be so fun to go down it with Coop, so I grabbed my rain jacket to sit on (because the slide was really wet), Jordan egged me on and told me to “live a little bit,” and Coop and I made our way to the slide. I’m a sucker for a good dare.


Well, turns out this slide is the devil. The second we started down the slide, I knew it wasn’t going to end well, because we were going FAST. How did I not see this coming? A super long slide, a slick rain jacket, and wetness… Maybe not the best combination. So I held on to Coop super tight with one arm, and tried to slow us down (unsuccessfully) with the other, and Jordan took pictures (haha!). As you can see, Jordan started getting a little concerned when he took that last picture… So funny. Long story short, Coop and I shot out of the slide, and flew about 10 feet, slid for 10 more feet, and he only cried a little bit because I screamed as we flew through the air. Haha! We survived the devil slide. I just have a bruised butt, swollen ankle (from digging my foot into the ground as we slid), muddy clothes, and good memories to prove it :)


So instead of gallivanting about New Hampshire, we ended up at the mall (which just so happened to have Chick Fil A… Score!) to buy some non-muddy clothes. Maybe I’ll brave insane slides more often, if it means I get Chick Fil A and new clothes out of it. I’d just prefer it to have a big foam pit at the bottom of the slide, instead of wood chips and dirt.


We stopped at a little farm/pumpkin patch to pet some animals, get a pumpkin, and eat things that are REALLY good for you (cider donuts, pumpkin whoopie pies, snickerdoodle cookies… NUM).


It was just the perfect little family day. These two are just the best.


Doug posted the following on October 13, 2012 at 2:31 pm.

Love the New Hampshire story and the “devil slide”.

Allison posted the following on October 13, 2012 at 7:24 pm.

I lol’d when i read this! cute story Brittany! I’m so glad you all are doing well!

Mom posted the following on October 13, 2012 at 10:07 pm.

Awesome story Brit – glad you were OK.

Julia posted the following on October 16, 2012 at 12:54 pm.

I’m in class, reading this entry. I actually laughed out loud and got a bad look from the teacher. She asked what was funny. I apologized and said nothing. Aaaawkward!

Love and miss y’all.

ashton posted the following on October 18, 2012 at 5:20 pm.

Cider donuts?? I must explore these…

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