I hope you all had a great time with family and friends. I sure did! I have been away from social media for about a month now and haven’t posted a blog in a while. After taking a break for sometime and reflecting on the past year, I decided to come back and start blogging again.
I love blogging when it’s stress-free but over the past few months, it became overwhelming for me. I was trying to catch up with established bloggers or new bloggers who were growing very fast. I couldn’t move up the ladder as quickly as others because it involved more than just time, commitment, and money for me. I made a lot of great memories in the past two months, traveled places and I unplugged for most of the time. I do have a few travel stories to share with you all in the next few weeks. For today I just wanted to sit with you and share my first post of the year.
Let it go, let it go
Turn away and slam the door
I don’t care
what they’re going to say
Let the storm rage on.
The cold never bothered me anyway
Yes, this is the song that truly explains my experience at Ice Castles, NH. Magical, enchanting and straight out of fairy tales is what Ice castles are.
I stumbled upon pictures of Ice Castles when I was searching for easy winter activities to do. Since I do not know Ice Skating or Skiing, Ice Castles made to my bucket list. This would technically be my 2nd winter in Boston, but this year I have had more time to enjoy it rather than curse it :P. The more I researched, the more magical and enchanting it looked in the pictures but I was amazed to see much more beauty in person.
Since I found out about it pretty late, most days tickets were sold out. We finally were able to get tickets for Sunday, 12th Feb and we booked it about a week ago. We hadn’t seen the storm coming on Sunday and the most difficult part was to get there in the snow storm. It was about 2.5 hour drive from Boston and it took us way more than that. As soon as we reached, we spent most beautiful 30 mins of the day inside the Castles. They played music from the movie “Frozen” and it was magical.
As the name suggests, the castles are made of Ice. There were slides, tunnels and the throne – all made of Ice. Here are the few pictures –
And yes, I took full advantage of making my own fairy tale and I wore a gown to the place, took some pictures.
P.S. You must wear snow boots and dress up in winter coats/jackets. I was wearing leg warmers inside and wore snow boots which are hiding in the pictures. I removed my coat for just 15-20 seconds to take these pictures and I was freezing.
I would definitely recommend making a visit there if you’re in East coast, Ice Castles have many locations. Do check out their website.