June 15, 2013

The Sweetest Place On Earth

Last week we loaded up the minivan and headed out for a three day getaway. We traveled to the sweetest place on earth...Hershey Park! Hershey Park is one of the most beautiful, clean, fun amusement parks ever, and it is located in the cutest town as well. Here are way too many pictures of our trip...just in case you are looking for someplace to go this summer and/or you are just really bored and want to pass some time...

We stayed at the beautiful Hotel Hershey, where you may find some pretty neat characters hanging out in the lobby anytime of the day!

Everyone receives a full sized Hershey bar at check-in, and as if that weren't enough, we found this waiting for us in our room...

First stop...Hershey World, where you can learn how chocolate is made on an awesome ride, and meet even more neat characters!

A dream come true...a real live chocolate bar!

After that, it was off to the park...a beautiful, shady, cozy place with the most beautiful carousel around!

My little lady loved it! She and I rode on the benches...

while my older three chose to ride the horses!

After that it was off to find the roller coasters...and thankfully all my kids love to ride!

And another...

When I saw this one, I knew it was time for mommy to go back to the room! And a certain little lady was ready too. My best-ever-husband offered to stay at the park and wait, so Flynn and I rode the shuttle bus back to the hotel. And may I add, she thought THAT was the best ride of the day! The big kids made much better time without us, and managed to ride several different roller coasters ten times!

This is what was waiting for Me and Flynn when we returned, so we ate kisses, drank milk and watched a Full House marathon...and apparently this is how they found us when they returned...

yep...that would be me and Flynn...apparently all that excitement is just too much for this old mama! And I am not the least bit embarrassed to put this on here...cause that is just how much I love you guys!

Morning cup of Hershey's cocoa...when in Rome, right?

The outdoor pool was beautiful and this little mermaid had a blast...

as did these two...Madison and I supervised from the lounge chairs. Did I mention I had the bestest husband around? He even swims with the kids!

These little kisses are everywhere around the hotel. My little Flynn was like a squirrel gathering and hoarding them in the mini fridge...then passing them out to us all. day. long. : )

And because you can't ever get enough chocolate here, this was my room service dessert...and may I just add...it was divine...

The grounds of the Hotel Hershey are beautiful...and that would be my Flynn...wearing her swim cover up as a jacket...who am I to argue with a fashionista like her?

I love that my big kids were so happy to ride the kiddie rides!

Rhett was an awesome big brother and won his sister some awesome prizes!

One last time on the carousel...

and I think this picture sums it all up perfectly...Hershey Park is indeed the sweetest place on earth!


  1. Thank you so much for sharing your fun trip! I would love to go there sometime!
    All of your kids are so cute... I know you are one proud mama!
    Elizabeth :)

  2. Wow, what an awesome trip. I love Flynn's bathing suit, and the fact that none of your kids even look related, but you're older daughter resembles you so much! We drive near Hershey park a lot when we visit Phil's family, but we've never gone...that needs to change!

  3. I'm putting this on our "bucket list"!!! That place looks like so much fun!!! Cute kid picks...per usual!


  4. What an amazing trip!! I love Hershey's chocolate, and I have a feeling I would love this park!! Maybe years down the road we'll be able to take a trip!

    Such a cute picture of Flynn hugging the chocolate bar! :)

  5. WE don't have a bucket list, but might need to start one and add this! This place looks amazing!! We have friend who have gone to the park, but not the hotel--how cool!! Thanks for taking us along! I don't ride the rides at amusement parks...I like to watch and push the babies in strollers. I like to stay at the pool all day!! Love the picture of you in bed--glad you were brave enough to picture it just for us! (of course you look beautiful as usual!) (sleeping beauty)

    Your husband's beard--how cool! Does he do that himself? It's perfectly straight. You guys look great together!

    (I'm sneaking around a little today reading some of my favorite blogs)

  6. NEVER heard of it! With a name like that, seriously, it had to be nothing but sweet! Glad you all had the family time together. Memories to cherish!!

  7. I've never heard of this place, but it looks fun and all that chocolate looks so yummy!

  8. I just came to your blog to fix the link on my blog feed (I wasn't getting regular updates from your posts like I wanted to!) and I grinned so big as soon as I saw the words "Sweetest Place on Earth!"

    I grew up 30min south of Hershey Park, and have many wonderful memories of summers there! The Sooper Dooper Looper was the first roller coaster I ever rode...and after that I rode it seven more times! I even remember my school choir singing "Christmas Candy Lane" and going on rides afterwards in the freezing cold! :) I went to a few concerts there in my high school years, too. I got to go in the Hershey Hotel once but never had the privilege of staying there...maybe one day! Our kids recently asked how chocolate is made, and my husband said that the next time we go to visit my parents, we might be able to make a trip up to the chocolate factory (aka Hershey World) to find out :)

    Anyway, I'll stop running down memory lane but it looks like you had an awesome time, and you all cuddled up with Flynn is the sweetest thing I have seen in a long time:) So glad you and your family enjoyed it!

  9. I LOVE CHOCOLATE. will eat some for sure today. OK..I eat some every day.

    Fun fun trip. Looks like a great time together as a family. I love families that take trips together. I love the lazy mama pic. That would totally be me too.

  10. How fun! Hershey kisses everywhere...my kind of place. I did not even know that Hershey had park like this. I think I may need to put this on my bucket list.
    I love the picture of you and Flynn sleeping. You have so many wonderful pictures!

  11. Looks like a fun and delicious time!!! Yum! :)

  12. Oh I love these pictures!!! And I've heard that it's such a great park to visit! How can you not love a hotel with chocolate everywhere?! A must visit for sure! I love the napping picture... adorable :)

  13. we went to Hershey park last year but didn't stay in the hotel and boy did we miss out!!:)
    what a great trip with your family!
    have a happy day billie jo

    napping pic is too cute!:))))

  14. Wow!! Looks like an awesome time. I think it's worth the trip just to get the free candy in your hotel room! I haven't been since I was a kid, but now I want to go again! I'm glad it was such a good time for your family, too.


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Billie Jo