Saturday, July 13, 2013

Pennsylvania 2013

The boys were psyched for our Pennsylvania vacation this year. The day before we left they packed up all their toys and stuffed animals and walked around the house with the Angry Birds suitcases all day.
After arriving, we did a little shopping before dinner at Texas Roadhouse.
The next day was Hershey day - both boys were so excited.
Matthew's mission was to meet all the candy characters. We had to stop for pictures with all of them.
Matthew measured as a "kiss" again this year. Noah was a "miniature".
We set our early with the plan to spend the whole day at the park.
Our first stop was the Mini Himalaya ride.
As we went from ride to ride to ride, we stopped for some photo opps.
Some rides were "kids only", so the boys rode together a lot.
Noah loves Hershey Kisses - I think this huge one confused him!
Matthew was a ride maniac.
His favorite was the Frog Hopper. Constant bouncing. Just like him.
He rode every ride that he was allowed to.
And he made sure we met all the candy characters.
Talking with them and showing off their game prizes.
I don't think we missed any.
We even got the Cocoa guy.
The next day we went to Kitchen Kettle Village for some shopping.

There's also a little playground there that let the boys burn off some energy.
Complete with petting zoo.
Our hotel had a nice pool - a big hit with boy the boys.
And there was even a little play set out back. A nice way to wind down the day.
On our last day we headed out to the Choo Choo Barn.
Both boys seemed more into it this year. Pointing out all the little scenes and characters they found.
And as quickly as we got out there, before we knew it it was time to go home. But we're still enjoying some of our souvenirs - including the most delicious cantaloupe we ever had.
Now we're back to the hot and humid days in NY. Counting down the days until our Lake George trip.


HarmSkills said...

I didn't realize hershy was so good for little kids

The Ludwigs said...

Our vacation plans this year are still up in the air - Hershey looks like a lot of fun!

~Dawn~ said...

Chocolate is my weakness....I NEED to visit Hershey! haha

The boys look like the had a blast. I love their little hats!

Masshole Mommy said...

They keep showing commercials for Hershey Park here and the boys want to go bad, but I don't think they are ready for a 6 hour road trip yet. Maybe next year.