08/07/2013 - 08/07/2013 79 °F
Yes, we left NYC this morning. I love the city traffic. Exhilarating at 8:00am. The city soon disappeared into flatland New Jersey and then quickly into hilly PA. Easton was just 2 hours off, and WELL worth it. We arrived at Crayola Factory just when it opened. What a fun-filled vacation. It was four floors of art including make your own crayon, digital art on the wall, spin art, crayon molding, two story play house (we lost our children here), and yes, what would a museum, park, or tour be incomplete without, a gift shop. We did this one justice. Hat, shirt, silly puddy, socks, chalk, crayons. It was truly a delight for the adults and children alike. But, to top it off, Two Rivers Brewing served the most scrumptuous meal up the road. My black bean burger, my husband's cheese burger, the children's burgers and chicken. It was all gone, even the fries and grapes. I complemented everyone from the waitress to the cook, to the owner. Great stop on the way to Hershey.
Based on the last hotels I picked in 4-5* glory, this was a bit off track, but it was large, comfy, kind, quiet, and in a great location to Hershey Park, which of course, was the most important decision-making factor. We moved in to a room, just to decide to upgrade to the three beds, so I think it was worth it. We even purchased early park tickets from the hotel, so as to get a preview night of the park.
The preview was great. Two big coasters, couple of little kiddie rides, and then a terrible thunderstorm with wind and rain, but oh no, that didn't stop us from using every paid-for minute until 10:00pm. We got escorted out kindly at 9:55 through a back exit to our car. It was a blast though. Kids in bed at 11, and I don't get this blog done until today, Friday.