Off to the Land of Chocolate

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I’ve spent the morning packing bags and packing the van. I’m exhausted already and we haven’t even pulled out of our court. We’re off on our annual trip to Hershey Park to meet up with my mom, sister, brother in law, and niece. Since it has been an entire year since our last trip, I thought I’d repost these tips from last year. I can always use a good reminder, especially when the forecast is calling for mid 90s and high humidity. I think I might be hanging out in the bathrooms on purpose again….

1 – The restrooms at Hershey Park are nicely air conditioned.

Here’s my experience from last year: We had to make our first potty stop at Hershey Park before we got on our first ride. AJ’s bladder was particularly small last Monday when we were at the amusement park. When I walked into that first restroom, I over heard another mom say, “Wow! It feels great in here. I might have to spend all day in the bathroom.”

I had no idea at the time that she was speaking my fate. Between the 6 kids and 3 adults, we were running to the restroom a few times an hour.

At least they were cool.

2- Buy three of those refillable souvenier cups as soon as you walk through the front gate.

Sadly, someone stole my sister’s half-full cup right out of her stroller last week. Even so, those big cups are a must. Granted, we’ll all end up with the same cold at the end of the week, but I still think it’s worth the risk.

3 – Don’t expect to ride the big kid rides.

I’m really not much of a roller coaster fan, anyway. My only request was to take a spin on the log ride. After that, I was good to hang out at the kiddie rides. Standing at the exit might not be quite as exciting as getting on the rides myself, but there’s still magic in watching the thrill and joy on kids’ faces.

4 – Sleeping in a double bed with a restless 8 year old does not make for a sound night sleep.

This time, I get to share a bed with my mom.

5 – Getting back into a routine after just a week away is tough. My house is a mess, but the vacation did me good.

I expect no less this year.









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I became a mom in 1996, and in 2005 I had my fifth. Yes, 5 kids. In 2007, this blog was born (my 6th baby that will never grow up) and I've been sharing recipes, photography tricks, parenting tips, and everything in between. You can also find me writing at Home Made Simple, Famous Footwear blog and P&G Everyday. *Add my posts to BlogLovin' or Feedly today!*

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  1. We LOVE Hershey Park! Hershey park happy…hershey park glad…now I have it in my head. I’m hoping we make it this summer. Have fun!!

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  2. Looks like you had a great time!
    .-= Brenda´s last blog ..Italian Baked Eggs =-.

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  3. That looks like so much fun. There are so many things that I miss about living in the East.
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..I Heart Faces- Celebrating Teenagers =-.

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  4. When you said Pennsylvania, I didn’t realize you were going to Hershey. I always wanted to go there when we lived on the east coast.

    Hope you have a wonderful time.
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    Lolli Reply:

    Hershey park has become an annual tradition, and now that my sister is here, I’m sure we’ll come even more!

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  5. It figures you’re coming to Hershey Park the same time we’re driving off to Iowa! :) Try to stay cool, it is supposed to be hot, hazy and humid!
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    Lolli Reply:

    How funny! At least it’s just as hot or hotter where we’re coming from, so we’re used to the heat, but it sure does wear everyone out faster!

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  6. Have LOTS of fun! Sounds like a blast. Wish we were on our vacation just one more week of school and then off to vacation land for me too!
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  7. I have always wanted to go there! Have a great time!
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  8. My friend wanted to go there this summer and I’m still undecided Is it really fun? I have a 2,4 and a 9 yr old She has a 9m old and a 10 yr old. I don’t want to be bored with the 2 and 4 yr old. let me know.

    luv the pic’s hope you’s have a great time this yr. can’t wait to hear all about it

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    Lolli Reply:

    I think it’s one of the most family friendly parks I’ve ever been to. I think you’d have a great time!!

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  9. Holy Cow! That looks like so much fun! Great pics. Thanks for sharing. Following you for sure. Hope you can stop by too!
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    Lolli Reply:

    It really is a fun place for kids and adults. I’m just hoping that the weather cools a little for our day at the park.

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  10. Air conditioned bathrooms? That’s awesome!

    Have a great time!

    PS You might want to check your feed from me…you might need to re follow..it’s acting funny!
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    Lolli Reply:

    Isn’t it silly that I loved the bathrooms so much?

    I’ll check out your feed when I’m back at my computer!

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  11. We LOVE Hershey Park too! You guys spend a whole week there?!
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    Lolli Reply:

    Typically, we spend two nights, but now that my sister lives here, we’re making a week of it. Only one day at the park, though. :)

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  12. My kiddos JUST TONIGHT picked up a coupon for Hersheypark at Friendly’s. We may just have to make a trek. (LOVE all the pictures, that last one is just stunning…you’r a great photographer!)
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    Lolli Reply:

    Hershey is such a fun place!! You should totally take your kids!

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  13. Looks like fun!

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  14. Hey! We’re going to go to Chocolate World on Sunday afternoon. We’re not doing the park this year, but Hershey is half way between my grandmother’s house and here, so we thought that we’d make a pit stop at Chocolate World for some ice cream and a little Hershey’s goodness.
    .-= Colleen´s last blog ..The fifth child =-.

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    Lolli Reply:

    I got lucky. My sister just moved down the street from Hershey so we can come anytime. I love it here!!

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