Caroline pointing to her favorite color (the one she could reach, anyway) at the Crayola Factory.
Me and my 60 lb, 51 inch tall baby.
Caroline looking stylish in her 3-D glasses, waiting for a movie to begin.
Next up: Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Craig took Caroline to play miniature golf while my dad brought, my mom, aunt and me on a long and scenic drive through Amish country. We stopped in a quaint little town called none other than.....
Tall Caroline and my itty bitty mom.
They offered a great military discount on tickets, which was a huge blessing. The lines were LONG and Caroline is impatient, so we only went on a few rides. However, Hershey Park also has a water park, which proved to be quite the highlight.
Craig and Caroline on the gondola ride. Not wanting to squish, I got a car to myself.
Here I am. Sweaty face and all.
There are people in those pink harnesses hanging from that hunk of metal!
Bug girl Caroline
after getting pummeled by
The final stop on our trip was to Philadelphia, PA.
A slightly askew picture of Independence Hall.
A fuzzy and hastily snapped picture of Craig and Caroline standing by the banister inside Independence Hall. The park ranger giving the tour asked everyone to touch it because it's the same banister that Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson once touched. Of course, the germ freak in me said, "yeah, they may have touched it, but so have millions of other people, too." Not one to turn my nose up at historical banisters, I touched it. And used some hand sanitizer shortly after. Ahem.
And, of course, no trip to visit our nation's historic symbols is complete without a trip to the gift shop.
Do you think Ben Franklin walked around with ketchup on his cheeks?
We couldn't resist having our pictures taken with Craig's boss.
Yeah, even me. The big guy and I don't see eye to eye on
And this concludes the pictorial review of our vacation.
Oh, except, no vacation recap would be complete without showing the newest additions to Caroline's Webkinz collection. We added Tommy, the Boston Terrior, in Williamsburg, but our time in Pennsylvania proved to be doubly fruitful.
Meet Cocoa, named in honor of Milton Hershey's pet elephant, Cocoa.
And their little friend, Brownie.
Whew, this is one hugely gigantic post.