Monday, June 30, 2014

Hershey Park, June 26, 2014, Thursday

We were at Hershey Park about 10:30 am and the kids rode the rides all day.  It was a hot day but we all had fun.  Parker got to ride on the train twice.  Gabi, a 2 year old, walked holding onto our hands all day.  We walked through the zoo which the kids got excited at seeing the animals. We made our last stop at Chocolate World and rode through the Chocolate tour.  The kids each got a teddy bear with candy.   Gabi fell asleep before we got off the parking lot but then we stopped at a Fuddruckers a short distance away for supper.  We were all ready for bed when we got back to the campground.

June 24 & 25, 2014 Tuesday and Wednesday

On Tuesday the 24th we stayed at the campground and spent some time in the pool.  On Wednesday we went to Columbia, Pa to the Turkey Hill Experience.  Turkey Hill ice cream is a well known brand in this area.  This “experience” was displays and activities about the making of ice cream.  We were given a scoop of ice cream and a small cup of tea which is also produced by this company.  The kids enjoyed playing in a room of plastic balls and a sliding board and, of course, the ice cream and tea.

Dutch Wonderland, Monday, June 23, 2014

We plan to be at Gettysburg Farm campground until July 2.  On this day we took Parker and Gabi to Lancaster area to an amusement park called “Dutch Wonderland”.  We bought tickets that were a combination of Dutch Wonderland and Hershey Park.  This is a nice park for younger kids.  We had a fun day getting the kids on the rides.  Parker being a great train boy enjoyed the train rides.  Gabi also enjoyed riding the different rides. 

Gettysburg Farm, June 22, 2014, Sunday

We met Todd as planned and picked up Parker and Gabi.  We then drove to Dover, Pa to Gettysburg Farm Campground.  As the name implies this campground is a farm themed park.  There are a variety of farm animals here- donkeys, llamas, alpacas, goats, chickens,cows, pigs and ducks.  After getting in and setting up our campsite we walk around looking at the animals and letting the kids play on the playgrounds.

Mid Atlantic Samboree- June 19-22, 2014

Thursday, June 19th, we left Taneytown and drove to Lincoln, Delaware- 143 miles.  We parked in the driveway of friends, Dave and Libby Hagan, for the night.  We had an enjoyable evening visiting with Dave and Libby and meeting their new puppy, Mac.  We all went out for dinner at the Pizza Palace in Milford, De., a very nice Italian restaurant that had much more than pizza.

Friday morning we said good-by to Libby and Mac, Dave had gone to work, and then drove a short 16 miles to Harrington, De. for the Mid Atlantic Samboree.  This Samboree included the states of Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and New Jersey and was just for the weekend.  We were really disappointed in the rally.  There were only 2 seminars, one on Friday morning about Pilot/Flying J and then one Saturday morning by Pampered Chef.   Friday evening was opening ceremony and an ice cream social.  Saturday evening we had a catered dinner and then entertainment by a group called the “Honeycombs” which performed music of the 50’s, 60’s and some 70’s.  Very entertaining!

Sunday morning we left before 9am and before closing ceremonies.  We had made plans with Todd to meet in Annaplois about 10 am to pick up our 2 little grandkids, Parker and Gabi.