Memories of Storyland and G$veaway!

It has been YEARS since I went to Storyland, but I still remember it like it was yesterday.  Every summer my grandparents would visit and take my brother and I, from about age 4 to 10.  We would take the same standard pictures so they could marvel at how much we had grown each year.   I’m hoping to get my hands on these pictures in a few weeks!

A trip to Storyland meant entering an exciting world where characters from the books I so loved came to life.  Fun and laughter on the rides and a chance to spend time with my grandparents who I loved more than anything else in the world.  

We left our house early in the morning and stayed until the park closed.  I remember making our way up the curvy roads until we made it to the parking lot…and racing to the gate knowing that we were bound for a great day.

This year my brother and I will once again be going to Storyland…this time with our son’s, my mom, and my 60 something year old uncle..who is equally as excited as the kids!  How cool is that?  I can’t wait to experience Storyland again and see the joy in our kiddos eyes.  Making that run to the gate and staying until they close… and of course taking pictures of our kids at all the sites.

Storyland is only 2.5 hours from Boston.  You could make it in a day, but we are opting to stay in the area and make a family trip out of a long weekend.  There is so much to do in the area, including swimming in echo lake, walking around North Conway…I even hear there is a Thomas the Train ride, but don’t tell Tommy not sure if we can fit that in too!

Now for the REALLY FUN PART- YOUR CHANCE To WIN Tickets! I am giving away 2 adult tickets to Storyland.  The Giveaway is open until July 10th at 5 p.m. (est).  You must be 18 years of age to enter and use the tickets by October 8, 2012.

Good Luck and Happy Summer Memory Making!

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Disclaimer: I was provided with tickets in exchange for review and advertising.  All opinions are 100% my own.

 

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  • http://twitter.com/jessicaesquire Jessica

    I so want to take my preschooler to Storyland! But until then we’ll enjoy playgrounds and the pool.

  • http://twitter.com/jessicaesquire Jessica

    I follow you on Twitter!

  • Emily

    We’re planning tons of fun stuff this summer! Summer Camp for The Boy, swimming lessons at the lake, long beach days with the family and Cape Cod Baseball League games!

    Thanks so much for the great giveaway!

    • http://www.thefamilythat.com Laurie

      Wow! Sounds like a great summer with lots of outdoor fun

  • Emily

    I follow you via GFC.

  • Nicole Elliott

    We’re doing to do all kinds of fun things this summer! Trips to the beach, the parks, berry picking–and I’d LOVE to add this to our summer bucket list! :)

    • http://www.thefamilythat.com Laurie

      I love how winning free tickets can really encourage you to go out there and have some fun ;) Good luck to you – you summer already sounds like a lot of fun and going to Storyland- even better!!!

  • maria

    On our way to story land. Great place!!

  • Nicole Elliott

    I like Storyland on FB

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    Friend through GFC

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    “like” you now on FB

  • Nicole Elliott

    Following on Twitter @Coastiewife321

  • Jennifer Mae Hiles

    Never heard of Storyland but I bet it’s a ton of fun. My daughter is a little young yet but in a couple years maybe we could go check it out!

  • http://twitter.com/AnnJopb Jo-Ann Brightman

    I don’t live in the Boston area so I am not entering the contest, but i have heard of Storyland .The Thomas the Train ride is supposed to be very good

  • Heather

    We’re going to Storyland! I want tickets!

    • http://www.thefamilythat.com Laurie

      Good Luck Heather :) Storyland will be lots of fun this year. I have been reading nursery rhymnes all week so he will recognize the characters.

  • http://twitter.com/IThoughtIKnewMa IThoughtIKnewMama

    Something fun that we’re doing is getting used to life with a toddler and a newborn ;-)

  • http://twitter.com/IThoughtIKnewMa IThoughtIKnewMama

    I like you on FB :-)

  • Shirley

    We will be spending time at a lake.

  • http://twitter.com/mahnrafjtb Tina F

    I love Storyland. :) This summer we bought a pool so I plan on hanging out there a lot. That will be fun. Maybe make a trip to Six Flags.

  • Nicole G.

    We are going to go blueberry picking.

  • Nicole G.

    I like Storyland on facebook.

  • Nicole G.

    I like The Family That on facebook.

  • Nicole G.

    I like The Family That on twitter.

  • Nicole G.

    I follow you through GFC.

  • Troopleader26

    we Just had a benefit for my friend who is donating his part of his liver to his sister! that was fun. also we will be spending time with family at cookouts, day trips!

  • Tracy Awalt Juliano

    I don’t live anywhere close enough to enter, but good luck to everyone else. Storyland looks like a really neat place!

  • Tara G

    We had a place just like this where i grew up. Used to always go for few days and go camping. I remember loving it there!

  • 40denise Taylor

    Sounds like a fun place too bad I’m in CA.

  • http://twitter.com/LuannePang Luanne Pang

    wow! this is fun

  • http://www.mommybytes.com Angela

    On vacation right now for fun in the Bershires!

    • http://www.thefamilythat.com Laurie

      I love hearing all the fun things people are up to this summer… giving me ideas and reminding me of some fun things we could also do!

  • http://www.mommybytes.com Angela

    Liked StoryLand on FB

  • http://www.mommybytes.com Angela

    Follow you on twitter @mommybytes

  • http://www.mommybytes.com Angela

    Google+’d you :).

  • Kamilah Berry

    we go to the shore every summer!

  • Rachel

    We are going camping this summer for fun!

  • Rachel

    I “liked” Storyland on Facebook

  • Rachel

    Following you on Google +

  • Rachel

    I liked you on FB.

  • Rachel

    I follow you on Twitter.

  • ColleenH

    Im bringing my daughter to the beach!

  • ColleenH

    I liked StoryLand on Facebook!

  • Jessica P.

    It sounds like a lot of fun! I won’t be doing much this summer other then lounging around the house,playing outside with the dogs and eating watermelon.

  • lanie

    it looks lots of fun, i follow you on gfc :-)

  • Lauren

    We are going to Clark’s Trading Post this month…Storyland in August for my daughter’s 4th birthday!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • http://profiles.google.com/catnip35 Annette Kiesow

    I’m training for my first 5K this summer!

    • http://www.thefamilythat.com Laurie

      Good for you Annette! I can’t even imagine..maybe someday!

  • Jill

    I’m planning on going to Storyland, my kids are begging. So that’s fun, right? I like Storyland on FB

  • http://www.honestmom.com/ JD @ Honest Mom

    We are going to Story Land in August! So the tickets would come in handy, for sure. Thanks for the opportunity to win them!

    • http://www.thefamilythat.com Laurie

      Good Luck! I can’t wait to see who wins .. free tickets when you are already going somewhere now that would be great.

    • http://www.thefamilythat.com Laurie

      I love that people have entered who are making the journey to Storyland! Good Luck and let the random.org god’s be in your favor!

  • http://www.honestmom.com/ JD @ Honest Mom

    Liked Story Land on FB

  • http://www.honestmom.com/ JD @ Honest Mom

    Followed @theFamilythat on Twitter

  • http://www.honestmom.com/ JD @ Honest Mom

    I liked The Family That on Facebook. Thanks again!

  • Joseph Gregory

    We’re going to Santa’s Village.

    • http://www.thefamilythat.com Laurie

      Santa’s Village and Storyland that would make for a great trip up there!

  • Joseph Gregory

    Liked Storyland on Facebook

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    Liked The Family That on Facebook

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    Following The Family That on Twitter

  • Tim

    Storyland looks like a great place!

  • http://twitter.com/lunar_priestess Vallon Evans

    That looks pretty cool!

  • Barbara P.

    That looks cool!

  • http://twitter.com/kjmaje Kevin Elak

    We are taking a 4 day trip to New Hampshire at the end of July, we would love the Storyland tickets!

  • http://twitter.com/kjmaje Kevin Elak

    I like Storyland on Facebook

  • http://twitter.com/kjmaje Kevin Elak

    I follow via GFC (Kevin E)

  • http://twitter.com/kjmaje Kevin Elak

    I like The Family That on Facebook

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    I follow The Family That on Twitter
    @kjmaje

  • Kathleen Dorsey

    That place looks awesome!! Wish i lived closer but will definitely keep it in mind if we’re ever in the area =)

  • Tiffany

    To be honest, the something fun that we are doing this summer is actually going to Storyland! My daughter has been asking us to take her for years, so we are finally going this summer! So yes, these tickets would definitely help us out :) Thank you!!

    jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

  • Tiffany

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  • Jmagnus13

    Going to the lake and ocean!

  • Jmagnus13

    Like storyland on FB.

  • Tim

    Love this blog — very good work!

  • Carrieri5

    I am still trying to convince my husband to go “camping” in a yurt. Friends went and loved it. I may just have to book it and be done! Would love the tranquility w/the kids and the firepit.

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