May 31, 2011

Our Weekend Getaway

It's nice to be back online sharing with all of you.  My blog was silent because we went on a weekend getaway to the Herkimer Diamond Mines KOA.  We rented a cabin for the weekend.  Even with the little spurts of rain, it didn't ruin our fun.  If you are looking for a great family weekend getaway, the Herkimer Diamond Mines KOA is a great place to go.  The cabin we rented had a double bed, bunkbeds and a heater.  It also had a covered porch with a double swing.  The cabin was nice and clean.  The campground offered different activities for the whole family all weekend long.  They have an inground pool, playground, hayrides, flashlight candy hunt, crayfishing, movies nightly on the big screen, make your own tye dye shirts, ice cream social, DJ, bingo, bonfire, s'mores and much more.  We also visited the Diamond Mines which is located across the street from the campground.  The Diamond Mine is a nice adventure to try once, but I don't think we will do it again.  Because it is a LOT of work trying to crack open the rocks especially in the heat.  I hit about 2 rocks and said forget that.  Every one else kept hammering away.  I walked around and watched for shining spots on the ground and collected the best little stones of everyone we were with.  My stones only valued about $7.00 so I am glad I didn't kill myself hammering rocks.  After hammering a few of our friends had little cuts from flying small rock pieces.  So I suggest if you try the Diamond Mines, wear pants and long sleeves, bring your own safety glasses or you will have to pay $4.00 to get a pair.  The kids had fun at first, but quickly wanted to play on the playground next to the mine.  My favorite part of the campground was the water rapids.  One of our friends dropped all of us off at the start of the campground and we inner tubed down to the end of the camp.  Even the little kids loved it!  It was definitely more fun having transportation taking us back to the starting point. 

Herkimer Diamond Mines KOA has a great website, check it out by clicking here

If you had a great weekend getaway also, please share it with all of us by posting a comment.  We love to learn about new places.


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