Yes, that's right...I don't love chocolate.
For those of you who decided to stay
after such an admission,
let me tell you all about our trip
to Hershey Park!
This is the trip that almost wasn't...
Last weekend Rob and I decided to take the kids to Hershey, PA.
I arranged the hotel, dog care (thanks, Melissa!)
and bought "Preview Tickets."
What are Preview Tickets, you wonder?
Preview tickets allow you to go in to the park 2.5 hours
before the park closes.
Crowds are far less by then and you can go on a few rides
and get the lay of the land.
Then, when you return the following day, you get in free
using your ticket from the night before.
Is that fantastic or what?
Dutch Wonderland has the same offer.
We have long used it with our kids.
You can do some fun stuff, get a nice long break
and then go back and do the rest.
No cranky, hot, tired, crying kids.
Happy kids= Happy parents= Great holiday memories!
So, long story short, last weekend when we went to the park
2.5 hours before closing, it starts pouring rain ten minutes after we get there.
The rides are essentially all shut down.
We were bummed and went to Chocolate World instead,
with the intent to return the following day.
Next day: we get up and it is pouring rain.
The rain that was supposed to be Evening and Nighttime Rain.
So I called Hershey and verified that as long as we didn't actually
use the tickets,
we could save them and come back another day.
Which brings us to this past weekend:
Sunny, blue skies and the added bonus of it no longer being
which means that the Boardwalk and water areas are open,
the new "Farenheit" rollercoaster is up and running
and some shows are playing that weren't playing the weekend before.
So on Memorial Day, off we go, for just a day trip this time.
I'll post more on the trip tomorrow,
but I'll leave you with a teaser...
What happens when you combine this:
Stay tuned to find out!
We made it
3 hours ago