Last weekend Todd had the rare privilege of having a 3 day weekend, so on a whim, we decided to get out of town! We decided to head over to Lancaster County, PA to visit Amish country, then down to Gettysburg and over to Hershey before heading home. Friday we set out early and made it to Lancaster in only about 3 hours. J was great in the car! He had plenty of books and snacks and even napped for about an hour which was great. After we settled in to our hotel, we decided to head over to an Amish Farm and take a buggy ride! We went through an Amish farm and bought cookies from a little Amish boy on the side of the road. Then we went to a little Amish market where they sell all of their own goods. It's truly another world there. The people were so kind and helpful and it really was beautiful!
J waiting to go on his first buggy ride!
An amish boy working his farm
On Saturday morning, we headed over to Gettysburg, which was pretty cool because it was the Fourth of July. Now I know it wasn't a revolutionary war site, but to just be on such an important piece of American history was really cool. We actually got to see the final battlefield and walk around for a bit. It was very erie and humbling. It's an experience I know we'll never forget!
Near the actual battlefield
Todd doing his reenactment of the union army :)
After Gettysburg, we drove up north to Hershey and went to the chocolate factory! It was so much fun. We went on the chocolate factory tour, which was more like a ride and even got a free sample at the end! Then we enjoyed some sweet treats from the bakery... it was awesome!
just a glimpse of the store at hershey world
Mmmmmm... hershey's chocolate cupcake with pink frosting!!
All in all, it was a fantastic trip. I love PA and how the people there seem so down to earth :) I hope we can go back!