Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fall Break 2012


I have to say, I will be really sad when Spencer has to have a real job and make real money. It's fun to live off fake student loan money and have these week long breaks throughout the year (or even six weeks at Christmas!)

We love exploring the East coast, so we spent most of fall break this year in Philadelphia.

Valley Forge. Love Park. Philadelphia Museum of Art (the Rocky stairs). Liberty Bell. Independence Hall. Reading Terminal Market. Pat's vs. Geno's Philly Cheesesteaks. Hershey, PA's Chocolate World.

Cannons at Valley Forge
George Washington's Headquarters at Valley Forge
Pat's King of Steaks.
This was our first time.
There were two subsequent times before we went home.

Drew admiring the City of Brotherly LOVE
Just playing a game of Dominos downtown.
My favorite picture of the vacation.
The moment after Drew ran under the barrier to touch the Liberty Bell.
I was only a little embarrassed.
The boys inside Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence was signed.
Drew checking out the "Monsters" (Lobsters) in Reading Terminal Market.

The top of the "Rocky Stairs" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
How Drew got to the top of the stairs...
...How the stroller did.

Here is where Claire was most of the trip.

Hershey, Pennsylvania World of Chocolate
5lb bar of chocolate for $40 bucks. We didn't get it...
If it was Cadbury World maybe we would have
.
Drew and Spence on the World of Chocolate ride.
We got a great deal on a fancy hotel downtown on hotwire.com so we ended up just parking the car and walking everywhere.We really enjoyed Philadelphia. The drive was bearable and the babes slept most of the way there and back. We can't wait for Spencer's next school break!

8 comments:

Wilkerson Weekly said...

Lucky, lucky! Glad you got to have a fun trip!

Casey said...

Little jealous that 1. You guys have such AWESOME breaks and 2. the East coast has WAY more to do than the South! Miss you guys.

Amesbury said...

Love the pics. Wish I could have come with you.

Lana Dawn said...

I am so jealous that you guys get to explore the east coast. The pictures were great - and I'm sure Drew isn't the first kid to have done that and probably not the last. Maybe one day we can win the lottery and go on a trip together??

Cindy said...

Mmm that chocolate looks so good right now. Next time you can buy it and mail it to me. I will also accept Cadbury :)

Lindsey Hicks said...

Time and money well spent! Claire's eyes are so beautiful and I love that Drew is such a rule breaker. Good for him.

byufish said...

Super fun!!! So NOW I know why you're exhausted!!! Go take a nap....oh wait....go get your kids to take a nap...that might be even BETTER!!! Love ya--Auntie C.

Whittney and Ryan said...

How fun school breaks are the best, I miss them! And your two little ones are just the cutest!