Despite no one in my family (including me) liking rollercoasters, Hershey Park was perfect for us. There were a ton of rides the kids could go on and from 10:45am (when we arrived) until 4:00pm, we stayed dry. Then the rain hit. And we got wet. Really wet. I joke that Jeff plans for every situation possible and was more than prepared for the rain. Heck, we could be taken hostage in the park and survive just fine with the snacks, drinks, back-up clothing for Sam, umbrellas and rain jackets Jeff had going on. But even with the kids wearing their rain gear, sitting on a ride while rain is pouring down, you are still going to get soaked. I was able to wring out Ian's UNDERWEAR!!! when he was finally able to put on dry clothes again. We did stay another hour in the rain and then made our way to the car.
The next day we were standing at Chocolate World when the doors opened. Oh, what fun we had! We all made our own Hershey bars, the kids did the Hershey Kiss packaging activity, we took the ride through how chocolate is made, and of course, checked out the enormous gift shop.
We arrived home on Sunday afternoon and told the kids how proud we were of them. You know a good time was had when the kids asked when we will be going back for a return visit. It was a great mini-getaway.
AT HERSHEY PARK:
|Very first stop once inside the park -- to get Kettle Corn. Really.|
AT CHOCOLATE WORLD:
|3 bald guys needing to wear a hair net. :)|
It should be noted this was our very first trip that we all managed to pack our stuff into one bag --the same bag! This has never happened before. As the kids get older, we are needing to bring much less with us when staying overnight somewhere. And I am getting over my hang-up on having my clothes touch Jeff's in the suitcase. It's actually quite exciting to look like we have our act together and we aren't bringing everything (plus the kitchen sink) into the hotel when checking in.