Wednesday, July 11, 2007

get away

We headed to Nemacolin Woodlands for a little getaway. Located on about 3,000 acres in Farmington, Pennsylvania. There are a million things to do. Honestly, something for everyone. To name a few ::climbing wall::ropes course::target paintball::archery::bike rental::off-road driving academy::miniature golf::shopping::spa::pools::auto toy store::animal encounter::sled dog kennels::wild world animal shows::black bear habitat::wildlife habitat::buffalo habitat::zebra habitat::canoe museum::sail and peddle boats::equestrian trail rides::pony rides::combat paintball::mystic rock golf course::falling rock golf course::tennis::art::skiing::tubing
I don't know why we don't ride bikes as a family when we are at home, but for some reason, we never seem to fit it in. It was awesome.
There are bronze statues everywhere. My personal favorite was this bathing beauty.
I tried to get her to work on my sock, but she fell bored with the second sock also.
I will finish these socks, I will, I will.

28 comments:

kim said...

What a great mini-vacation. It looks beautiful. I love the bronze statue.

shelly d said...

Sounds great!!! I'm glad you had a great time...

Stacey said...

that is great! too bad she couldn't make some progress on your sock for you!

So Much Fun said...

Wow, that place sounds amazing, something for everyone, really. And that photo of the bronze lady not working on your sock is hilarious!

Knitterella said...

Ha! Nice statue - freaked me out at first!

Looks and sounds like an awesome place.

Hey, I get second sock syndrome too!
Jill

erin said...

that statue is funny! looks like you had a great getaway.

Sarah said...

Looks like loads of fun. That bronze statue is too funny. Does someone change her towel everyday? From my experience it is hard to get a bronze statue to do much of anything really much less finish knitting the second sock. They are lazy, lazy!

Olga said...

It's hard to beat that SSS! What a cool place for a vacation...thanks for sharing your pix with us.

Meggie said...

i was at nemacolin in the middle of winter. i looked out the window and saw the bathing beauty in 3 inches of snow but didn't realize she was bronze. i thought she was just a crazy tourist. glad you had a good time. i had no idea there were so many activities.

Felicia said...

LOL I love that you posed her with knitting! :)

tiennie said...

I love that picture! How funny. Glad it was a great time!

Kristin said...

What a great place!! I really want to go, PA's not THAT far.
Love the shot of your knitting sunbather.

Yarn It said...

Posing the statue with knitting was clever! Looks like a great vacation and very beautiful! Glad you had fun.

sunneshine said...

You've got to finish the sock, that yarn is too gorgeous for just a single!

Love the bronze!

The_Add_Knitter said...

Nemacolin is amazing, my bank account is still recovering from a recent visit there--hope you gave yourself the spa treatment there!

Windy Knitty said...

It sounds like you had a great time and so much to do! I love that photo--too funny!

opportunityknits said...

Your version of that bronze statue is so funny. At first I was kind of worried because she looked so life like and had such a bad case of sun burn :)

Jude said...

I need one of those for my pool side chairs - we all burn - arg!!

Kirsten said...

In the first photo of the statue, I thought that the only thing missing was the knitting. I mean, don't we all knit as we lounge in the sun? Sounds like a fun place to visit.

Jess said...

That place looks so fun. I have never been. I should go!

Lisa said...

looks like so much fun, i totally wish we had something like that in Ontario! We would love it.

Sheila said...

Sounds like a beautiful place... what a cool pic with the statute and your sock.

Obsessed with knitting said...

It's good to know that even statues have Second Sock Syndrome! Great pic!!

Hege said...

To bad she couldn't knit up your sock ;) I've nominated you for the Rockin' Girl Blogger :) More in my blog ;)
Have a great weekend!

Kaet said...

what a fun little getaway! family bike rides are some of my fondest memories...we have not had one since 2003 on nantucket in the freezing cold! now get that bronze lady to finish those socks!

leslie said...

wow. reading that activity list makes me want to be on holidays. now. glad your time was good!

Tanya said...

We went to Nemacolin Resort last summer and it was bliss! I loved the spa and oh it was wonderful - your post about it takes me there again. We stayed at the Chateau and my son had the best time oohing and ahhing over our room.

Now I bet you feel refreshed for more of summer's fun.

Donna said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your time there. I love the bathing bronze statue! How I long to have a one week break from work. I miss exploring all the marvelous beaches at the Panama City Beach. Vacation rentals there are incredibly cheap! Hopefully, I could go on a vacation soon.