Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Chocolate World in Hershey, PA (January 2012)

On our way to visit some family (see the next post about our New Jersey Trip) we stopped by The Chocolate World in Hershey, PA. It was a ton of fun! When we got there we first went on a tour but it was not your average walking around boring tour. We sat in a little theme park like cart and went through tunnels and tubes learning about how they make and process the chocolate. It was completely kid friendly and a lot of fun. We ended up going on it twice. After that we did a chocolate tasting class, which wasn't worth the money or time because it was really boring, and then went to let the girls act like factory workers where they packaged some plastic kisses containers. I really wish we had come to Hershey, PA during the summer because they have a huge theme park that looked awesome. We still had a ton of fun and glad we had the opportunity to go. Can you say that you have gone to Chocolate World? We can!

New Jersey Trip January 2012 (Independence Hall/Pat and Ginos/Carlos' Bakery)

Ian and Shayna (Neals brother and sister-in-law) just moved to New Jersey a few weeks ago and since we are going to be moving soon we thought we better go for a visit since they were relatively close. We had such a blast and were so lucky to get a visit in with them. Here is what we got to do in our weekend visit.

Neal and I have been to Pat and Ginos restaurants before but since it was only 10 minutes away from Independence Hall we decided it would be worth the stop. We originally found out about the two friends who started the same type of philly cheesestake sandwhich shop on The Food Network channel show called Diners, Drives and Dives, but they have been famous for years. They sit on kiddie corners attracting people to come to their own instead of their opponents. The only difference between the two is what type of cheese wiz they use and how they cut their meat. We choose Pats to be the best!

I was really excited to go see some of the historical marks that New Jersey has. Some of the things we saw were Benjamin Franklins burial site, the Independence Hall, and the Liberty Bell. It was amazing to think of how old all of these buildings are and what their meanings are all about.

So, when we were on our way to Ian and Shaynas house I was just randomly looking up addresses of places to go see and found out that Carlos' Bakery was only an hour away from where we were staying. So on our last full day in New Jersey we hopped on the long train ride (which I have a few photos in there of us) and went to the famous bakery. I am a huge fan of The Food Network Channel but for those who have no idea what I am talking about, Carlos' Bakery is owned by Buddy and his family and they are on a few shows which are called Cake Boss and The Next Great Baker. Sadly, Buddy was not working that day but I was able to snatch a picture with Buddys sister Lisa. It was so EXCITING!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A Whole Lot of Random!

Kamber trying to be like her big sis!

Sophee in her birthday dress (made by Grandma Lefler) plus Instagram App for my new Iphone equals a really fun photo shoot!