Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day Part 3- Hershey Park Rollercoasters!

OK, read part 1 and part 2 first then...check out that rollercoaster! Mom and Dad each took a turn riding that thing! It was SCARY ! Of course, the whole time Mom was riding, she kept thinking, " I have a family that needs me. What in the heck I am doing ALL THE WAY UP HERE risking my life for a one minute adrenaline rush?" Ridiculous. But what a minute it was! David enjoyed tons of rides. Especially the spinny ones. Thanks, Dad, for bailing Mom out of those. Not good on the stomach. Zachy looked way cool riding in the backback. He even rode a couple of rides while still in the backpack. Loved it! David enjoyed a yummy hotdog (Zachy ate the bread ), and we even saw some fish in the water! Believe it or not, we only did about 1/3 of the park. And we were there over 6 hours! We still need to go back and do the whole waterpark and the zoo! A fun time was had by all. They day ended with a downpour of rain just at closing time. Felt good after a hot day. We put the kids in their jammies and they were out in less than 5 minutes. Didn't even stir when we carried them in from the car. Slept all night. Now THAT is a success.

Memorial Day Part 2-Hershey Park CHOCOLATE !

We packed up our gear, cleaned the cabin, and headed off for Hershey Park. Yes, as in HERSHEY CHOCOLATE ! YUMMY ! We arrived at a huge factory and could see that this would be a fun day. The rollercoasters in the background had David screaming!
We toured the inside of part of the factory and saw more chocolate than any human could consume. We saw singing cows, giant KitKat bars, thousands of Hershey kisses and giant tubs of milk chocolate that were screaming "JUMP IN HERE !!!" It was like Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory!!!! We actually showed great restraint and ate only the little samples that they gave out. Delicious! We purchase NO Tshirts, NO giant candy bars and NO "make your own mix of chocolate" bags. DARN IT! This was quite the challenge for my Weight Watchers! HA. So after the fun, off to the roller coasters! See part be continued

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Memorial Day Part 1- Sunvalley Camp Ground

We booked a fairly primitive cabin for the weekend. With packed suitcases and excitement from all, off we went to Pennsylvania. About 3 hours from our house is a great little campground. It was awesome. OK, so it was FREEZING COLD the first night as we brought "linens" (per instruction), but forgot the blankets. Lucky for us, David is one lucky little dude. The campground had a silent or "Chinese" auction on Saturday afternoon. You purchase tickets and drop one side of it in a brown paper sack attached to the item you want. If your number is called, the item is yours. We spent $10.00 on tickets. All the items are donated by residents of the campground. David picked each thing we should "bid on". WE WON 5 THINGS ! Including a very warm blanket and an extra set of sheets. Way to go, Buddy! Zachy and Daddy took a nice long nap during the auction, then we all met up and went....yup, you guessed it...FISHING! Just so happens that there is a catch and release pond about a 30 second walk from our cabin. How about that. David even gave Zachy a few fishing pointers. So we fished, cooked steaks out on the grill, ate Hershey's ice cream, made smores, and David made a new friend, Jarrod, whom he played and played with. David actually cried when we left. So we will be returning over Father's Day weekend. How about that!? Stay tuned for more camping pictures!