We’ve never done it before…
Never have we even thought that putting our two boys in the back seat of our little hatch back along with the necessities for four days would be a good idea…but something in me changed. Something in me says we’re wasting our summer’s away not doing much, and though we long for big travel… our budget doesn’t. So this summer we’re road trippin’.
We’ve planned our four-day, three night trip to the Monction area of New Brunswick. About a four hour drive from our home in Nova Scotia. Our reservations are placed and we have a basic itinerary…
We’ll be staying at The Crystal Palace Hotel in Dieppe, and have reserved the Slide & Ride package which is an amazing value at $649! The 2013 package includes:
- 3 nights accommodation at The Crystal Palace Hotel
- $120 Food Credit at McGinnis Restaurant
- 1 Family Pass to Crystal Palace
- 1 Family Pass to Magic Mountain
- 1 Family Pizza Dinner
I’m still debating on the Crystal Club. For an additional $75 our kids would be uber surprized to walk into the hotel room and see balloons and treat bags there waiting for them. Those plush bathrobes certainly would come in handy going back and forth between the pool area.
- Brightly colored Crystal Club Balloons in your room upon arrival
- Welcome goody bag for the children
- Plush bathrobes for all family members
- Milk and cookie delivery in the evening
- Discount coupons
- Children’s area during check in
- … and much more!
I think the thing that excites me the most about our hotel stay is that each room is outfitted with a Keurig and complimentary coffee! No need to scoot out in hunt of much-needed Java!
While we are in New Brunswick we will be doing a bit of sight-seeing. I have not visited the area since I was in my early teens, and quite honestly, other than the Kamikaze I don’t remember much and a meal at McDonalds, I don’t remember much.
These two places are very new to me, I don’t think I have ever visited them! So I am beyond excited to spend some time (and take lots of pictures) checking out all the animals and the fantastic rock formations!
You can follow our families travels next week on twitter, just watch for the hashtag #ABMRoadTrip!
And if you have any hints on how to keep an 8-year-old and 3.5-year-old happy for the 4 hour drive, please, feel free to let me know!