We had such a great time in Saratoga... we could have stayed for days! We only stayed for 3, but they were jam packed with fun and relaxation so it was wonderful! But next time we'll stay longer.
Breakfast with Tori. Tori was just 6 when I started watching them and now she's going to be 18... oh how the time flies!
Ella loved playing on the amazing staircase that was in the house! Like OMG... a decorators dream! Can you imagine this beauty at Christmas?
Instead, I just imagine it with princesses lined up around it...
But seriously, this and the front door would have sold the house for me!
Quick Couple Shot. You know... we have to document the good times!
Then it was off to Peerless Pool. It was a neat pool. It was almost in middle of a park, well it was... It was in the middle of Saratoga Spa State Park.. but it had no seats. It was all grass and you just brought lawn chairs and towels and such. There were a few picnic tables, but it was rather peaceful. It was like a wave pool without the waves but it had a nice area where you could just walk in. They also had a splash park area and a water slide, but it was closed for maintenance at the time.
This pool was perfect for Ella. She had the best time.
We walked most places. One night we walked for ice cream. The whole lot of us -- 9 of us! Like woah... we took up the entire sidewalk. Ella mostly rode on the shoulders of the girls which was a nice break for me! Somehow I was able to get all of us girls into one shot below!
While walking all the girls were singing frozen with Ella...
They all sang Do You Want to Build a Snowman to the city of Saratoga about 12x.
It was so cute... Loved seeing my girls interact with my girl!
Then it was off to the races. We packed up the wagon and were on our way.
The coolest thing about the races is that you can bring in anything but glass!
So we were ready for a tailgate! haha.
Remember that door I was talking about? Here she is.
We took this as we walked by on our way to the track.
Apparently the movers when they moved in were like OMG Thank the Lord!
I mean where do you see a door that is 2x the size of a normal one?
And then we passed this guy...
Which crept me out from the other side of the street...
And we walked...
And finally made it to the track.
People come in very early to the track and lay claim by putting down a table cloth or some chairs around it. Then you leave for a few hours and go back to bed if you got up really early and head back over before post time! Your table is waiting for you. One of the cool things about Saratoga is that once a table is staked out, it stays that way.
So there's Saratoga in a nutshell and all the fun we had!
Can't wait to head back next year!
Maybe we'll catch some skiing next time or visit their house they have in Deer Isle Maine or drive into New York City! There's just so many things that are so close!
Better start planning now!