A Weekend Trip to Saratoga

Most of my family took a trip to Saratoga this past weekend for my brother’s wedding.The Bride and Groom had the most beautiful ceremony at Yaddo. It is a serene and gorgeous place, which explains why it is a popular artist retreat. The garden was the perfect setting for their rustic, and quaint celebration which gave me all the heart eyes.

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While every wedding will be special I think it was especially emotional for my parents him being the only boy in our family. My mom always says there’s a reason she was only given one boy because boys tend to branch off entirely. Whereas girls seem to hang around a lot longer. I can’t even imagine what it’s like being a parent to adult children. I guess that’s why people say babies are the easy days. I’m in no rush to find out.

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After the ceremony, they hosted an intimate lunch at a spot near by. It was really refreshing to be a part of such a personal wedding. Don’t get me wrong I love the big one’s too, I know what fun it is to plan! This wedding suited them to a t and I feel so lucky to have been there.

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Since this wedding was out of town for all of us it meant staying over night. I love sharing hotel rooms with family, it creates such a bonding experience. It also gave us a chance to hang out the next day with the new Mr. & Mrs. and explore Saratoga a bit. Not exactly a place I would think to venture out to but it was beautiful, and there was quite a bit to do!

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We spent the majority of the day in the downtown Saratoga area. Starting at Congress Park. Much like the zoo trip, Nora was loving the ducks in the park. I loved that she could run around a bit so she wasn’t confined to the stroller the entire time. There was also a carousel which she rode for the first time, two times! She was crying when it was over even though she didn’t want to sit on the horse in the first place. Babies!

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After enjoying the park for awhile we perused the main strip before deciding it was getting late and should probably head home. Not before grabbing an ice cream from a Ben & Jerry’s. Guys, they make their own waffle cones! yaaaass  We said our goodbye’s and were on our merry way. Luckily little miss was pooped and napped half the ride home.

I will for sure be back to 1. visit my brother and 2. check out more of this place! We must get to the races one time. After the trip, Pat said this is one of those trips that create special memories for Nora, something we should make a tradition. Obviously, she won’t remember now, but when she’s older she’ll remember going to see her aunt & uncle in this gem of a city. Memories are so important to me and I hope Nora gets some great ones.

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