after two legs of the trip, we found ourselves just outside easton, pennsylvania, home of the crayola museum. this is another spot that we visited when we were very first on the road, and we were pretty excited to go back again. i took the kids, which gave derek some time to do his actual […]
from hershey to home.
sorry for the very long overdue blogging. but this post will mostly explain why… when i left off, my parents were leaving us in hershey on a sunday morning. that afternoon, derek packed up to head out of town for a few days for work and we took him to the airport in philadelphia. it […]
pumpkin-y pennsylvania visit from new gramma and grampa terry.
as mentioned in a previous post, my mom and stepdad came down for a few days last week, to visit us before we head out west on our epic road trip. most of the first afternoon was spent settling in and showing off (parents and kids, respectively). on the second day, before the rain and […]
gettysburg national military park.
on thursday, my mom and stepdad rolled into town for a quick little visit. yesterday (saturday), we all packed into the minivan like sardines and drove to gettysburg to get some civil war knowledge in our brains. so, it was really cold and really really windy. hazel had a fail proof solution. derek is mad […]
harrisburg… museum + capitol.
our current campground is about 30 minutes from harrisburg, pennsylvania, which is cool for a couple of reasons. one, there are several free museums that we can visit with our science museum membership. and two, it’s the capital. so, a couple of days ago, off we went. we chose the whitaker center for arts and […]
we arrived in the hershey/gettysburg area on saturday afternoon. set up camp. and headed off to hershey’s chocolate world. it was a lot different than i remembered from the time i went when i was like 8 or so. everything was just digitally projected onto machine shaped “screens” and there was audio coming at us […]
eastern pa. so boring.
after our amazing five weeks in maine, our time in eastern pennsylvania was a bit of a letdown. it started with two, back to back, 4.5 hour travel days. it doesn’t seem like much, considering we used to make the 10-11 hour drive to ny from nc a few times a year. but, with packing […]
roba pumpkin patch.
now that it’s fall and holidays are coming at us, i’m finding that one of the hard parts of the road life is realizing that we won’t be able to do a lot of our family traditions. my timehop app on my phone keeps reminding me of things like patterson farms, pumpkin carving, baking and […]
the crayola experience.
on thursday, i took the girls to “the crayola experience”. it’s about an hour away in easton, pa, which is where the crayola factory is. who doesn’t love crayola. anna the artist was so excited. hazel too. isaac didn’t want to go. so he spent a long and boring day at the camper with derek. […]
george w. childs parkdelaware water gap nra
well. we are in pennsylvania. after all of our weekend travels to get here, we spent a bit of downtime before resuming our adventures. on wednesday, i had big plans to go for a three mile hike with the kids. but, they were pretty resistant, so we settled on a 1.5 mile hike that was […]