Thursday, December 16, 2010
We ended Andrew's vacation week with a weekend at Hershey, PA. We stayed at the Hershey Lodge which was decked out in its holiday finest. It was so pretty and it actually started snowing as soon as we reached Hershey which added to the excitement. Ben & Dan loved swimming in the indoor pool the minute we checked in.
We went to Chocolate World where we took the little chocolate tour and Benjamin and Daniel each created their own candy bar along with their very own candy wrapper. We drove through Sweet Lights, a forest lit up with tons of Christmas light displays. It took almost 45 minutes to drive through!
We also visited Zoo America, Hershey's cute, little zoo as well as the amusement park itself which is called Candylane this time of year. About thirty rides were open, most of which were kiddie ones so Ben and Dan had so much fun! It was funny seeing all the kids bundled like fat little snowmen whirling around the rides in the wind. It was so chilly that day, too! The boys crashed as soon as we got in the car going back to the hotel. Later that night, we had a yummy dinner, watched some of the Grinch movie (Ben was scared, Dan loved it) which was the featured flick that night at the Lodge for families.
Lots of chocolate, sparkling lights, sitting by the fire and listening to carols put us all in the Christmas spirit.