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 […]
thomasland, edaville, usa
during my preliminary research into things to do near this campground, the edaville usa railroad popped up. i added it as a favorite and moved on. later, as derek did his own research, he dug a little further and discovered that inside the park, there is a thomas land, with all thomas the train themed […]
when we decided to take this five-ish week test trip in our camper, we centered the plans around meeting up with some other full time rv folks at legoland last friday. most of the folks were staying at a different campground at a “rally”, but we were not, so we just met up for this […]
spontaneous mountain getaway.
so. derek’s parents and sister’s family and sister’s husband’s parents were in the mountains. i was hoping to maybe take the three lid kids up for a day trip, but when we mentioned it, derek’s dad swooped into action and found us a super cheap place to stay for a few days. (and he footed […]
labor day mountain weekend
derek’s parents invited us up to blue ridge village for a labor day weekend in the mountains. it was good timing, because isaac’s first week of school was a little rough. for him and me. and, we didn’t accomplish as many items from our summer to do list as i had hoped, and this little […]
tweetsie with buddies.
our pal graelyn is turning three soon. to celebrate, a set of her grandparents came to town and they all went to tweetsie for the day on saturday. oh. and we also got invited. it worked out nicely because derek has to work so much, and it gave him some time to work, without feeling […]
florida. part 2. magic kingdom.
ok. so, we woke up early and headed out from the resort that derek’s parents had provided and made our way to the magic kingdom. with cautious anticipation. long line to get into parking lot. tram line was a crazy free-for-all and i’m apparantly not cut throat enough to load my family. so after waiting […]
comin’ ’round the mountain…
derek’s parents have a time share in blowing rock nc. last week was their week. we are bored and tired of the same old same old. so on tuesday, we visited. i got us all packed up and when the two lid kids awakened from their beauty sleep, we hit the road. the trip up […]
it goes like this… isaac has never had a big cool birthday party. but, this year, having had to share his life with a baby sister, we thought maybe we’d spring for a bit bigger of a bash and have some friends. maybe at the bouncing place. it was going to be a lot of […]
Day 2 – Tweetsie…
Yesterday, we began calling around a bit, to find out hours, prices, etcetera, for some of our potential stops. Upon calling tweetsie, we learned that they were now only open on the weekend (since school starts tuesday – makes sense). Anyhow, thankful that we called, we loaded up our little train junkie and headed out. […]