~ Fall Fest 2015 ~
|Alexander and I @ Fall Fest 2015 at Peek 'n Peak Ski Resort|
Well, we sure did have a busy weekend, my son and I. Here in Western New York it is Fall but the weather has been amazing! This weekend our near by ski resort, Peek 'n Peak, was holding their annual Fall Fest. We have gone before but it's always a fun way to spend the day and since the weather was warm and sunny, there was no way we were going to miss it this year!
Peek 'n Peak is a pretty neat place. The scenery is absolutely beautiful and they have things to do all year round. Skiing of course in the winter, but they also have a fabulous golf course, miniature golf, zip lines, and in-door and out-door pool, a spa, and a restaurant and bar, often with live performances.
Their Fall Fest really is a huge event and kicks off the coming of ski season. For this special weekend of activities they offer rides on the ski lifts, where you can take in the beautiful views of all the colors of the changing leaves. I am not a fan of heights, but for some reason my son really loves riding the ski lift...so of course I sucked it up and did it for him. I must say, the view is worth it! At one point I started feeling some anxiety while riding and my son took my hand and said, "hold my hand mommy, be brave, you'll be fine." I was so touched by his kindness. Everyday he does something that reminds me how special he is!
|loved the view!|
They had a huge car show with reportedly over 700 cars being shown! Surprisingly, my son isn't too into cars yet, so we didn't spend too much time checking them out, but we did see some amazing cars! I even saw one (sorry didn't catch the model) with all the hydraulics, that the owner was proudly showing off. It's funny to watch a car "dance" like that lol. My son really liked one with an abnormally large spoiler for some reason, and I really liked some old pink truck! All the amazing sports cards were impressive too, but I walked away thinking the pink truck was my favorite!
|Xander's favorite car ^|
|huge car show|
|My favorite car from the car show ^|
They also had a petting zoo with several different animals, and even pony rides for the kids. My son wasn't interested in riding a pony, but we did enjoy petting many of the animals. They had a miniature pony, which was the size of a medium dog. She was precious! She even had her mane is a ponytail! Adorable. I want one! There was a little train ride for toddlers and a rock climbing wall and trampoline/bungee thing for slightly older ones. They had many jewelry and craft tents, fresh produce stands, and lots of food, snacks and drinks! I don't allow much junk food, but for once I let my son get some cotton candy. He was thrilled with that lol. Alexander kept seeing kids with these little wooden penguins on a stick that you "walk" and they have wheels and leather feet that sort of slap the pavement as you go. He really wanted one and I figured they would be probably ridiculously expensive. Once we finally found the craft tent where they were located, I was pleasantly surprised to find out they were only $5., so I let him get one. He named him "Flopper".
|Alexander with the miniature pony|
|I want a miniature pony! How cute!|
|Alexander with "Flopper"|
|Fall Harvest <3|