Left on Continental Airlines on 6-12-11 - Sunday
- 6:30 am (Joe, Pam, Stephen, Sarah, Mymphis, Bryson, Marilyn
and Kelly met at our house) and flew to Newark, NJ. and
de-planed and flew to Harrisburg, PA. on a turbo-prop plane.
The entire time we stay at a Howard Johnson
hotel in Harrisburg in rooms 226 and 228 which were joined
rooms. Queen size beds, small fridge, iron and board, outdoor
pool - a large one. The hotel had a breakfast of waffles, 3
kinds of cold cereal, bagels with plain cream cheese, english
muffins and jelly, milk, orange juice, apple juice, doughnuts
Sunday - 6-12 - went to Hershey Park
(about 20 miles away) and just drove around to check out the
place. Ate at Funcks at Hershey (very nice
Monday - 6-13 - ate breakfast at the hotel and
went to Hershey Park and stayed all day. 2/3 of
the park was a water park the rest had 11 nice amusement rides
including the Farenhiet roller coaster - Stephen and Sarah rode
it and Sarah got sick. Very new and modern looking park.
Ate dinner at Bob Evans at Harrisburg.
Tuesday - 6-13 - Went to Dutch
Wonderland - a princess type kid only amusement park.
Lots of rides and games for small kids. Ate dinner at the
Lancaster Brewery - just outside the Howard
Johnson hotel. Probably the nicest restaurant in Harrisburg.
Mymphis spilled her adult water glass (the restaurant should
have given her a child's cup). The waitress was so miffed she
threw down some towels on the floor and left the area. We had to
clean up the mess. Bryson was fussy adding to the waitress's
attitude. This was not a family type restaurant but a nice steak
and seafood place.
Wed - 6-14 - went to Sesame Place
- a Sesame street theme park. Half the park was a water part.
Very nice and modern. We had lunch at the park - very long lines
at the 2 places to eat at. We ate dinner at Julio's
Italian Eatery. Nice bar and grill type place - like a
poor man's Denny. Very good food and lots of it. Great "meat in
a bun" and Stromboli with a good side bowl of marinara sauce.
Thursday - 6-15-11 - Slept in. Went to
Hersey Chocolate world (very expensive - $35 per person
if you want the works) and Hersey museum.
Hersey Chocolate world had the largest gift shop I have seen.
Everything you could imagine with a Hersey theme. Ate dinner at
the Capitol - a 1950's style, chromed out
restaurant. Very nice Denny like place. Hersey museum was about
5 miles away so we drove there (you could pay extra to take a
bus from the World to the museum). The museum cost some and was
simply a walk thru and look only type museum.
Friday - 6-16 - Breakfast at McDonalds. Left at
9:30 am and went to Lake Tobias Wilderness park.
A great kid place. Cost - $10 per person. Saw 2 lions, 1 tiger,
3 bears, baboons, birds, many exotic animals. You can get very
close to the animals. We took a bus ride thru the open
wilderness, about a 1 mile drive. The bus had no top on it or
windows so you can actually touch some of the animals (which we
all did). Saw emu, antelope, deer, Texas longhorn, buffalo and
many other animals. The animals come right up to the bus and you
can feed them and touch them. Also a petting zoo and a new
indoor reptile area (it was not much fun). We left and ate at
Friendly's Ice Cream and Sandwiches - a great
place and geared for kids. We then went to the hotel and Stephen
and Sarah went to the midnight ghost tour in Gettysburg at 9:00
PM. Marilyn and I watched the kids.
Saturday - Ate at Friendly's again and left for
Tulsa and flew to Chicago on United Express, de-planed and flew
to Tulsa on United Express.