Sunday, June 26, 2016

6/26/16: Monster Jam Path of Destruction and Pit Party Fun

We have been going to Monster Jam since 2013 and absolutely love it!  When we first went I didn't know what to expect, but now after all of our visits we are pros.  We love starting out at the Pit Party which is a must do!  For only $10 to attend the Pit Party you get full access to all the drivers and get up close with the Monster Trucks which is awesome!
The kids love to take their Program Booklets and get them signed by all of the drivers.  One of Evan's favorites is Grave Digger and to see Dennis Anderson is so cool.  This is the second time we have got to meet him.
The Pit Party we went to went for 3 hours giving us a lot of time to see many drivers.  I will say prioritize who you want to see though.  Grave Digger and Max-D tend to have the longest lines so plan your order of drivers in advance.  Gas Monkey Garage sponsors a Truck and this is one of the new additions to the show.  The truck was driven by BJ Johnson who we met last year but he was driving a different truck.
Another newer truck was VP Racing Fuels' Mad Scientist.  I love the Scientist guy.  This truck is driven by Lee O'Donnell,
 I had also never seen Carolina Crusher driven by Gary Porter.
Lauren's favorites are of course the female drivers.  Here is Nicole Johnson who drives Scooby-Doo.  We met her back in 2013 and last year also.

Here is Team Hot Wheels driven by Scott Buetow.  He was a big winner in Monster Jam winning the Freestyle Competition.
One of my absolute favorites is Zombie driven by Bari Musawwir.  The arms bouncing up and down as he drives around cracks me up.
Here is Soldier Fortune driven by Chad Fortune.
We also love Max-D but the line was too long to meet the driver Tom Meents.  This truck is so cool.  They had some problems early on in the show and feverishly tried to fix it.
Here are the kids with many of the trucks.
Wow they are strong holding up El Toro Loco.
After the Pit Party we had a little break so we headed to eat something at Patriot Place.  Then at 7 it was back to the show.  The kids couldn't wait.
Here are all the trucks lined up ready to go.
The competition started out with time trials.  Here you can see Team Hot Wheels and Gas Monkey Garage.
Here is Monster Energy and Grave Digger.
Then there was a donut competition.  But last but not least is my favorite the Freestyle competition.  Check out the height these Monster Trucks get!
I love Zombies arms bouncing around as he jumps.
But the winner with a back flip was Team Hot Wheels.
What a great night for Monster Jam!  Check them out when they are in your town.

Disclosure:  I was provided with four tickets to the Pit Party and Monster Jam show for promotional purposes.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

6/21/16: Northeast Comic Con and Meeting Micky Dolenz

Recently I got to attend Northeast Comic Con at the Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington, MA with Lauren.  We had a lot of fun and got to meet some cool celebrities and see some pretty cool stuff.
 The highlight for me was meeting Micky Dolenz from The Monkees!  I absolutely loved watching the Monkees when I was a kid.  The show was so funny and I loved their songs.

He had a booth where he was signing items and also taking pictures.  A portion of the proceeds from the autographs and pictures went to the Make A Wish Foundation.  Here he is signing a picture of the group for me.

I also got to attend a question and answer session with him.
Would you believe The Monkees are celebrating their 50th anniversary?
Here is some video of the question and answer session.

I love my autographed picture! 
 There were also lots of cool photo opportunities.  Most at an additional fee.  Here you can see the Delorean from Back to the Future.
Here is The Chariot from Lost In Space.
 
There were also lots of celebrity sightings.  Here is Barry Bostwick.

You could pay to get autographs or pictures with them.  Here is Karyn Parsons from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
 Here is actress Kathy Garver, fondly remembered for her starring role as teenage niece Catherine “Cissy” Davis to series character Uncle Bill Davis in “Family Affair” on CBS in the 1960s.
 There were lots of cool items to buy also.  There was a lot of Ghostbusters stuff which I love!
 
 These were pretty cool masks.

There were also a lot of LEGO Minifigures.
 There were also a lot of people dressed up and competitions of them.

Bill Cipher was the winner.
 Lauren even met the Nestle Quick Bunny.
 We had a great time!  Keep an eye out for upcoming Comic Con events on their website

Disclosure:  I was provided with tickets for review purposes.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

6/19/16: Win 2 Tickets to Water Country in NH and Discount Code

It is heating up outside which means one thing, it is time to cool off in the water.  We love water slides and wave pools and can't wait to head back to Water Country in Portsmouth, NH.  As one of my lucky readers I am giving you a chance to win 2 tickets to Water Country!  Plus I have a discount code!
We love to enjoy water slides as a family and there are plenty of options for the daring or the more cautious riders.  
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There is a lot to do with 26-acres of kids attractions and rides.  There are family slides, a wave pool, lazy river, and more.  There are even Cabanas to relax in and take a break during the day.
There are so many slides for all types.  You don't need to be a thrill seeker to go on. My kids love these slides.
The kids also love the whirlpool pool.
Lauren gives Water Country two enthusiastic thumbs up.
But if you are a thrill seeker there is plenty for you too.
Evan was daring enough to try this one out.
There are options for two riders so you can go with a child that may be a little apprehensive.  Lauren and I went on this slide together.
This is the double tube you ride down in.
The wave pool is awesome too!
Here we are in the Adventure River.  This is one of my favorites.
This is Dr. Von Dark's Tunnel of Terror.
There are many kids areas to play in that are shallow.
Here is the Pirate area.
It is such a fun place to spend the day.
So gorgeous.
Head to Water Country this summer and have some fun!  Enter below to win 2 tickets.
Disclosure:  I received a family four pack of passes to Water Country in exchange for this post.  I also received the two tickets for giveaway.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own. 
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