So today we decided to do a little drive to Hampton, NB. Hampton is about 30 minutes away from where I live in Saint John, NB.
Hampton is a small community of a little over 4200 people. It's rich with history! Originally settled by Loyalists in the 1780s. Lots of charm in this place.
We decided to head out to a fundraiser for the Hampton Food Bank. The fundraiser was a Pontoon Ride on the Kennebecasis River. Cool, right? It really was. The fundraiser was put on by Zelda's River Adventures. (Check out their website here: http://zeldasriveradventures.ca/home/). The ride was about an hour, but so much beauty and wildlife:
My little girl enjoyed herself.
After our boat tour, we did a little drive through Hampton and found a park, which my daughter was quite pleased about:
It was a great little park surrounded with old buildings, a cute little gift shop/info center, and they were even setting up for a little concert.
Lots of little restaurants, shops and fast food places along Hampton Road for every taste.
Although it was a quick little trip away today, we definitely got the "getaway" feel.
On a budget note, the cost of today's excursion - a donation to the Hampton Food Bank, lunch (about $12.... but if I had of been better at planning ahead, there would have been lots of opportunity/spots to have a picnic).
Have a mini-getaway story of your own? Feel free to share!