Friday, October 12, 2012

Enjoying Pennsylvania

Our family is trying really hard to live it up here in the East. 

Our time here is short; so it’s important that we make the most of it.

There is so much to see and do, so we are trying to do as much as we can.

Here are a few things we have enjoyed since we have been here.

The beautiful farms and countryside.Strausburg

I am in love with Strasburg in Lancaster county.  It is the cutest little town. We stumbled on this neat little band concert one evening; so charming.

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It is also Amish Country.

Strausburg

It is fun to drive around this town full of old charm.

It has a great railroad that you can ride.  We are hoping to make time for this.

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We enjoyed a Saturday in Hershey, at Chocolate World.

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The kids had so much fun taking the tour, I think we did it 3 or 4 times. 

Hershey 

It was fun to hear all about how the city of Hershey was made, and how Hershey chocolate came to be.

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We really wanted to take the kids to Hershey Park.  The more we read about it, it seemed like the kids wouldn’t be able to ride a lot of the rides because of their height.  We opted to take a trip to Lancaster over Labor Day weekend.

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We stayed in a Hotel, which is magical for a child…

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…and did what every good set of parents would do:

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We let them jump on the bed.

The next morning, we took the kids to Dutch Wonderland.  Which is an amusement park that is well-suited to our kids ages.

Labor Day weekend

We had a blast.  I love hanging out as a family.

As you all know, our family loves baseball. 

We had to make sure we made it to an Orioles game while we were here.

Orioles game

Camden Yards is really neat.  The kids loved being at the ballpark.

We have also enjoyed being a part of a soccer team.  It is nice to be a part of something after only a few months of being here.

Soccer

Jex and Stella have a chance to run around and play with all their friends from church, and it makes them so Happy. 

What else I love about PA:

the fall leaves on all the old established trees in these historic neighborhoods

roadside stands and farmers markets everywhere

beautiful farmland

What I hope to visit before we move:

Washington D.C.

New York City

Gettysburg

I am grateful for opportunities to experience new things. 

It is never easy to move to a new place, but I enjoying finding the good in life and new places.

Don’t forget to check out Ruby’s giveaway today.  It is Awesome.

Day one giveaway is still open.  It is the most adorable mobile that my sister made.  It is beautiful.  Go here to enter to win.

6 comments:

Marji Anderson said...

I want to go to chocolate world! glad ya'll are having fun exploring there!

Pam said...

Glad you are able to check out some fun places while you are there!

Kimberly said...

I just stumbled onto your blog and was immediately captivated by this post. I lived in PA for 12 years, but moved away a year ago. I instantly recognized those rolling hills of Lancaster County. What an absolutely wonderful place to live. Enjoy it! If you haven't already visited Valley Forge and Longwood Gardens, I would add them to your list! :)

KB said...

I have always wanted to go to Pennsylvania. It seems just lovely. Soak it all in!

maryn said...

You have to add historic Philadelphia, Valley Forge and the Please Touch Museum in Philly. There is so much to do right where you are! Have fun!!

Krysta said...

I am so glad I have been able to come visit and see even just a little bit of PA. It is beautiful and so much fun!

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