So, we went on vacation. A week-long trip to Pennsylvania, very much with Walter in mind. We visited Sesame Place, the Strasburg Railroad, Dutch Wonderland, Hershey, and a spontaneous stop at the Crayola Factory. We rode on planes, trains, cars, carousels, roller coasters, even flying fish, And it was mostly fun, except for the part where I came down with a wicked head cold halfway through the trip. A head cold stinks. A head cold during your vacation is a total pain in the, well, head. But I picked up some tissues and decongestants and did the best I could. And we still had fun.
Walter tried every ride he could. The roller coasters were his favorite. Mama needs dramamine to keep up with this kid.
The muppets were friendly on Sesame Street. I got a high five from Elmo. Do you recognize this little worm on Oscar's trash can?
The day spent at Strasburg Railroad may have been my favorite. We rode the train to a picnic spot, had lunch, and played on the tracks until the train returned.
This was the view from the train – beautiful Amish farmland:
I'd definitely go back, next time without the head cold. And I'd figure out a way to spend a day or two browsing in all those big barn antique shops in Amish country. We might have to drive next time so we can haul home my treasures. But we'll wait until Walter gets past the "Are we there yet?" stage. Hmmmm... it might be a while.