21 hours ago
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Adventures at Hersheypark
Friday, we mainly hung out around the Boardwalk, the park's water-fun section. We got a cabana; I swear I did not try to color-coordinate Max's suit to it.
Of all the rides, the rented stroller was one of Max's favorites. He loves pushing stuff.
Dave and Sabrina on the Lazy River. Dave excels at navigating Lazy Rivers.
It rained on and off, and Sabrina wore this towel around all day. Lately, she has a thing about being cold and always wants a sweater or a wrap; I'm not sure when she turned 84.
This ride had antique-looking cars, it was adorable. Not to mention the riders.
Max was part terrified/part fascinated by this drummer crew.
Of course, he adored the train.
Sabrina did, too.
We stayed at The Hershey Hotel, which was very elegant, none of the furniture was edible or anything though they did give us four Hershey Bars when we checked in. Friday night, while Dave and Sabrina went swimming, I took a bath with Max. I think this tub could have fit the four of us (well, maybe before we downed all that junk food in the park).
After, I wrapped Max in the fluffy towels and he had chocolate ice-cream we'd picked up at Friendly's. He was a happy camper.
Max was too excited to eat much at the park; the only way we could shovel food into his mouth was while he was standing and watching a rollercoaster.
Sabrina ate her way through the park. She tried cotton candy, Twizzlers (both were love at first bite)...
...and lots of ice-cream. Quote: "Mommy, it's hot, I need ice-cream to help me cool down."
The kids met a gigantic walking Peanut Butter Cup...
...and a gigantic walking Kiss. Max tried to get the Kiss to come on a ride with him, but the Kiss politely declined.
One of Sabrina's favorite rides.
She liked The Frog, too (it bounced kids up and down and up and down and, you get the idea).
Max liked riding the fire truck.
He went on the race track five times in a row.
Then he hit another truck ride.
Then he tried to hijack a state trooper's motorcycle.
We had a fantastic time! The park was clean, not crazy-busy and really accommodating to people with special needs. Just be warned, it is a dangerous place to be if you consider Peanut Butter Cups a food group.
OK, off to our next adventure, a very different one: Max's stem cell infusion at Duke University. I'll keep you posted! If you have any questions you'd like me to ask over there, let me know.