For the first time, my husband and I decided to go on a trip with the whole family, when the youngest was just over a year old. The choice fell on Estonia, in order not to want to change the climate. On the Internet booked a room at the Hotel Laagna not far, about 12 km. from Narva. The place is very beautiful and ideal for families with children. We went there with the whole family on the bus.
The trip took 5 hours. Our twins slept peacefully: one on my father, the other next to me, and I, together with my eldest daughter, chatted and looked around. In general, everything went as well as possible. I did not even expect that everything would be so smooth. Of course, in the short minutes of wakefulness, the youngest ones demanded that juice, then eat, then a toy … Then, of course, I had everything stored in large quantities.
Upon arrival at the hotel we were settled in a large two-room family room. My girls immediately began to examine all the wardrobes, bedside tables, beds and even under-bed space. In general, the rest has begun! In the local café, the little ones ate only porridge for breakfast and soup for lunch; I cooked everything else, or rather, warmed it from jars right in the room.
The hotel area is large, there was a good playground, so my daughters walked a lot there in the wild, and my husband and I sat on the sun loungers and enjoyed the peace. In Estonia, we went to the water park for the first time with the whole family. My little girls and there did not disappoint. Everything went well and on the positive.
Discover the fauna
I would also like to tell about the acquaintance of daughters with animals. Fortunately, there was a farm near the hotel, and there were a lot of diverse animals. Most girls liked rabbits and ponies. The children played peacefully with the little animals and constantly tried to feed everything that came to hand like horses and rabbits, as well as the master’s pig. This went on for four days. Children and cute little faces of a little rabbit – it was a very idealistic picture.
But on the fifth day, in fact, it is bad, which is not the first, we decided to go to the stable by another main route, i.e. go through the main entrance. And what would you think, there I saw a sign: Beware, there are a lot of snakes on the farm and the stables !. I immediately began to see scary pictures. In general, grabbing our daughters, my husband and I rushed back to the hotel. By the way, my husband has peace of mind, but even then he decided not to risk it anymore.
In the evening, I went to plunge into the lake at the hotel, and who do you think I met there? Of course, the snake! And she floated well, very close to me. With what speed I rushed into the room, it was necessary to see.
We had to leave in a day. Then luck came, it rained almost all day on the street, so we spent time in the water park. And on the way back, when the whole family left the hotel, on a stone near the road, peacefully curled up in a ringlet, there was a huge, or maybe it just seemed to me, a snake.
Rest was just a week, so to speak for the first time for the sample. I so doubted whether it was worth going with the kids, and the friends all said: With three children, you will never rest all together now. But all the worries were in vain. For four days I had a wonderful rest and charged with positive. But then …
The conclusion from this whole story is simple. You can safely travel with the whole family, but it is worth choosing a place to stay more carefully!