A few weeks ago, we decided to get away with the boys for the weekend. Chris booked the Friday off and we headed on down to Watertown, NY. Why Watertown you say? Well it’s close by, has great shopping, has a zoo and did I mention it’s close by? We wanted to go somewhere where it would take us less than 2 hours to drive to. Why not Montreal you say? Well we also wanted to stay somewhere for cheap. I got a great discount at the Fairfield Inn (which is the Marriot’s discount line). My “must haves” were 1. a suite, 2. a pool and 3. complimentary breakfast. This place was 3/3. They had great customer service as well despite the fact the Henry almost got us kicked out. Chris and I are so used to his 6pm mania of running around and chattering away that we didn’t think it might bother the people below us until we got a call from reception to keep it down. Note to self, stay on first floor in the future.
We got a ton of shopping don, including Christmas shopping and made sure to have plenty of “kid” time for Henry since last time we went to Watertown, he wasn’t a huge fan. We ended up going to the Watertown zoo which houses animals native to New York State. It’s just a tiny zoo but perfect for toddlers. Plus there was an uber entertaining bear there who got into a violent fight to the death with a large tree branch. The bear won. We watched that bear for a long long time with Henry saying every few minutes “Silly Bear!!!”
The only disappointment from the trip was we were hoping to find more exotic beer and didn’t find any. Come on New York State, you’re supposed to be crawling with microbreweries! Step up for next time!