Oh my goodness! Has it really been this long since I wrote a post? I apologize to you all. It has been mayhem around here, and I did a bit of travel, so that added to my lapse in writing. I’ll be doing a couple of picture heavy posts now to catch you up on our lives. In the midst of all the mayhem, there has been a lot of good.
Warning: All pictures below were taken with my iPhone, so please excuse the less than perfect quality.
We started off Easter weekend with a trip to Hershey Park. The threat of rain all week had me apprehensive if we would even make it, but thanks to the gusto spirit of my in-laws, we decided to brave the weather. And I’m so glad we did!
Our first stop was Chocolate World (along with hundreds of other people trying to stay warm on a rainy, cloudy day).
After our time at Chocolate World, we were ready to get out to the cold and hit some rides. We started off small and eventually worked our way up to the bigger rides. Sadly, I have lost my ability to do crazy loop-d-loop roller coasters, inverted coasters, super fast and 90 degree drop coasters. But thankfully, my father-in-law is more than happy to stay behind with me and the kids while Jeremy, Nana and Kristin do the crazy stuff. So while we waited for the wild ones to return, the kids played some Whack-A-Mole, Basketball, drove Race Cars and Historic Cars, and went all the way to the top of Kiss Tower. My kind of speed.
We finally met back up with the rest of the gang.
While the true dare-devils, Kristin and Nana, tried their hand (and stomachs) at the launch coaster, the rest of us (Jeremy included – he had had enough for the day) played in yet another kid area of the park. Hershey is great for kids AND adults. There is the perfect mix of kid-friendly rides and adult-only rides, which is why we love going there.
By the afternoon, the sun had come out, and we were all wishing we had places to store our jackets. It was beautiful! We were losing energy, but still had enough to all do one coaster together a family. It was Cooper’s first roller coaster ride. We were all scared of how he would do. Jeremy (his riding partner) said his eyes were wide open the entire time, and he was unsure how it was going to end as it could have gone either way. But as we pulled back into the station, he was all smiles. I can’t wait to do Disney with him next spring now that he is ready for bigger rides.
A trip to Hershey Park is not complete without riding the Wild Mouse. Despite its appearance as a kid-friendly ride, it is most definitely not! There were so many people trying to get their kids in line and getting turned away, not understanding. If only they had ridden it – then they would understand! The turns, the quick drops… It’s awesome! I do know Mason will love it when she grows just a few more inches.
After a day full of fun, we were ready to head back home and get ready for the Easter Bunny’s arrival. You can bet that we’ll be back there at least one more time before the fall – or maybe even in the fall. Mason has already put in her request to celebrate her birthday at Hershey Park in the Dark in late October!