We had a busy fall, but managed to fit in a few more carousels, we only have four more left!
In September we rode carousel number 16 at The Eastern States Exposition (The Big E) which was a hit with the kids. Because our weekends have gotten busy, we had to squeeze in our trip to the Big E on a Wednesday evening after school. We left right after Will got off the bus and traveled out to West Springfield for a fun evening of carousel riding, fried doughnuts, baked potatoes, Del's lemonade, clam chowder, maple sugar candy, and delicious Finish pancakes. Yum!
The following weekend we headed out to Edaville to ride the carousel number 17, as well as the train that travels through the cranberry bogs. It was sprinkling, so we had the whole place to ourselves. The carousel here very much resembled the carousel at the Big E - both were aluminum traveling fair rides. Nothing super special, but we had fun times at both places.
Carousel 18 was at the Solomon Pond Mall. It was the exact same as the carousel at the Cape Cod Mall in Hyannis - the one with the teacup ride on it. This time we let Will and Rory ride the teacup by themselves (last time it made Ryan sick!). It was a hit again!
Four more carousels to go! This has been such a fun adventure for our family. We have explored so many places together and the kids have enjoyed checking off each visit and placing markers on the map of Massachusetts we have set up. I can't believe we are this close to it coming to a close. I hope that we can come up with an equally fun idea for next year!
Eighteen down, four to go!