Harrison in Pictures

We just got back from a two night stay in Harrison, and it was amazing! Not only was it great to soak in the actual hot springs at the Harrison Resort & Spa, but just having the opportunity to spend two nights away from home, the stress of chores, and the computer – it was perfect. Before this little trip I really didn’t get the whole staycation idea, but now it totally makes sense to me, and we’ll definitely be doing it again. The kids are already planning a trip back to Harrison in the summer.

I’m going to share a mixed bag of pics today, some from my iPhone and some from my regular camera. I really wish there was better pics of my outfits, but we were busy having fun so I didn’t really stress. (Also, this is a very photo heavy post even after I split it into two posts, there is just so much I want to share! ).

day-6-1024x1024Hotel selfie – casual day outfit

harrison-4The beach was icy, but beautiful. We did a little ‘sneaker skating’.
harrison-6This is what was lovingly dubbed ‘Arctic Harrison’, but we were prepared, puffy jackets and all. I feel obligated to tell you that I don’t usually carry my big purse to the beach, but I was the camera and iPad carrier for work purposes, so it made sense. I rest my case.


As always, this girl is daddy’s shadow. On the other side is me, trying to take a picture of my shadow. #frozenbeachselfie – that would make for a good hashtag

The awesome folks at Tourism Harrison put on a free Family Day Carnival with an indoor bouncy castle, soccer, golf, and basketball. The kids were having way too much fun to stop and  pose for me, so this is all I’ve got. I love how seriously A is taking his b-ball stance!harrison-127-of-30I so wish I had a better pic in this outfit! It was dark inside as we were headed to dinner at the Copper Room (what a treat), and this is the best we got. I specifically added this dress to my 30 for 30 picks with this dinner in mind, I have no idea how I’m going to wear it again though.

On a side note – I didn’t take pictures inside the Copper Room because the flash would totally ruin the mood and experience for other diners, but suffice to say; you have to go! The food was to die for, they have a live Jazz band, and the couples on the dance floor are so good – they have serious moves. I don’t do this very often – but I need to gush about this boy for a minute. Can you believe how grown up he looks here. He even tried a creme brulee at dinner! When I tried to steer him towards something safe like chocolate cake (he’s not usually an adventurous eater), his response was; “I can eat a chocolate cake anywhere mom, it’s not often I get to try something like creme brulee.” Just like that, my little baby boy is all grown up.

harrison-14I didn’t get to take pictures of everything (hard to believe), but if you make the trip to Harrison here are a few quick recommendations:

? Try to spend at least one night at the Harrison Resort & Spa and swim in the hot spring pools, so relaxing.

? Eat at the Copper Room. They even have a pretty decent kids menu. Order a creme brulee – they light it up at your table, so much fun for the kids!

? Get a London Fog at the Muddy Waters Cafe. I’m really picky about my London Fog’s and this one was super yummy (as was their breakfast menu).

? Two other eateries we tried were the Village Pizzeria, which had great pizza subs for the kids and was super affordable. We also ate lunch at the Lakeview Restaurant which would have a gorgeous view in the summer and the food was great for kids. The junior burger was huge.

Next week I’ll fill you in on my visit to the Hazelnut farm and the Cheese farm – goat #felfies are coming.

Psst … editorial consideration was provided by Tourism Harrison in the form of accommodations and meals, but all of the opinions in this post are 100% my own. 



  1. February 11, 2014 / 1:21 pm

    It sounds like your family had a terrific time! It’s nice to spend time together away from home 🙂

  2. February 11, 2014 / 1:29 pm

    Looks like a wonderful place to have a family holiday! it’s nice to take such mini breaks. I wish we could do something like this more often.
    And you have quite the handsome young man there! bravo to him for trying something new – I always order the creme brulee when out too.

    Love the dinner dress! you’ll just have to go out to more dinners so you can wear it again I guess. 🙂

    • February 11, 2014 / 5:10 pm

      It was wonderful! I’m really going to have to get creative and figure out another way to wear this dress, it’s so much fun!

  3. February 13, 2014 / 4:55 am

    We love going to the beach in January. We live a couple hours from the Atlantic Ocean but I have never seen it frozen like that. It is beautiful and I bet the hot springs felt great! I look forward to hearing about the rest of the trip.

  4. February 18, 2014 / 4:33 pm

    It looks like you guys had so much fun!!

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