Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A Quick Trip!

A Quick Trip!

We took a weekend trip to Lancaster PA! We love going out there because it's far enough away that you feel you've "gotten away" from it all and the country side is just beautiful! There are always things to do even though it rains almost everytime we schedule a trip there. This trip was no exception! I guess thats why its so green and fertile there! So we arrived and our room wasnt quite ready. We decided to head to the tourist info place and gather brochures and look around. The girls had their picture in front of the buggy and also by the mural inside. Shortly after arriving the hotel called to say our room was ready.... yeah! We headed back and unpacked and went swimming! Gotta love heated indoor pools!

Here we are in front of our hotel....it was a nice place but I wouldn't return to it. I must be a creature of habit or something. Anways, the girls were all dressed in their High School Musical attire. I should have probably made custom outfits for the occasion but I was in Walmart and they had such cute dresses so I went ahead and got those instead. Why are we attired so????? Read on......

One of the main reasons for the trip was to go see Disney's High School Musical On Stage
which was part of Sarah's birthday present. It was playing at the Dutch Apple Theater (www.dutchapple.com) in Lancaster and it is a dinner theater. This was a first for us. I have been to a few but we have never gone as a family. I think we all enjoyed ourselves! Here we are arriving at the theater:

Here are the girls in the lobby of the theater. On the wall are all of the cast members of the play! They really looked like their characters! I would definately recommend going if you are in the area!

Here we are at our table...it was a buffet style so soon afterwards we began eating! It was all so yummy! They had a salad bar and lots of main courses and a whole dessert table and make your own sundaes. We enjoyed every bite! There was a very nice grandmom and her son sitting next to us. We chatted some with her and later on, Brooklyn and the little boy danced up a storm...they were so cute!

The stage from our seats! We really enjoyed the play....they couldn't sing quite as well as the "real" Troy and Gabriella, but everyone played their parts and we thoroughly enjoyed the night!

The next day we got up and decided to get ready and go out and about Lancaster! However,
it rained and rained and rained all day! It was raining and 50....what do you do on a rainy day? We tried doing a little sight-seeing and shopping. I trekked to a quilt shop and looked around, drooled a bit...but didn't buy anything. I have to stay focused on my Disney trip creations but they had the most beautiful fabrics....I have fabric issues....anyways...
We decided to take a tour of President James Buchanan's home. It was a great tour...the guides were knowledgeable and took us through each of the rooms...I learned a lot and the girls were all very well-behaved. It took about an hour and when we got back outside we saw that it finally stopped raining. We took a few shots outside from the back of the house on the way to the car. The home and grounds are beautiful!

After lunch and another swim and rest at the hotel, we ventured out again. We finally had a bit of sunshine...but after a storm, do you know what is pushing the clouds away?......for all you meteorologists out there....yes, a cold front....and not an ordinary 5 degrees colder...we are talking it went from 50 to 30 and windy too! Luckily, I brought heavier coats so we layered up and played on this cool playground and fed the ducks by the pond. I noted that the coy were NOT in the pond this time...perhaps they were sunning themselves in Florida??? Where I was wishing I was at this point!

We went to the "Family Bingo Game night" at our usual hotel (it was booked so we couldn't stay there this time) and then headed back to our own hotel for the night. I packed some and we fell asleep.
Although we had planned to go to Sunday brunch (Easter Sunday), it was missed and we just headed home instead.

When we arrived home, we discovered that the Easter Bunny left baskets with chocolate bunnies and some other goodies for the girls! Here they are enjoying their snacks!

So there you go! Our quick little trip to Lancaster! Next up, Sarah's birthday party.....she's turning 11! And more pics of recent sewing projects that were created! Until then...stay safe and think warm, sunny spring thoughts!


  1. I so enjoyed following along on your little vacation. You guys are always up to something fun. I need to figure out how to have as much fun with an always working husband and uninterested 6 yr old.


  2. I wish you lived closer...I know we would be buds for sure! The problem is I live in no-where town and there is absolutely nothing going on here...well, except for the summer when there's beaches and the boardwalk...but that gets boring so we are always trying to find stuff that's fun and interesting to do.