Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Plan Ahead for Outings

Today we're heading out to central Pennsylvania to Hershey Park, a few hours drive, for one of our planned "Daycations". We visit every December to celebrate my daughters birthday at Christmas Candylane, but it's been a few years since we've been there in the summer and we are excited! We'll hopefully get to meet up with an old friend of mine I used to teach with who moved out there. We were pregnant together with our oldest girls, and pregnant at the same time again with our second children. We try to see them each year when we're visiting.
With Hershey Park comes the "chocolate characters", the shows, and of course, the candy. We'll be surrounded by everything chocolate...hey, they don't call it "The sweetest place on earth" for nothing! But rather than paying the premiums for the chocolate right there at the factory (okay... they will be getting a free bar at the end of the tour ride, so they won't totally be denied the satisfaction of actually getting Hershey's chocolate from Chocolate World), I purchased a few packages of mini sized treats, regular sized Hershey bars, and some chocolate milk boxes before we left. They'll be packed in the cooler for dessert with our picnic lunch.

Using a $20 off coupon for the $166 admission, buying cheaper treats off premises, and packing a picnic lunch helps to keep an already expensive outing a little less expensive.
Go here for an update on our trip...


  1. We did the same thing when visiting Hershey PA.
    I really enjoyed the lay out of the park. Rides
    for big kids are near rides for little ones so both age groups can ride at the same time. There
    was plenty of shade for non-riders. Have a great

  2. Hi. Just stopping by from WFMW. ;) Great post.

  3. I've never visited there, but I love Hershey's chocolate. The plain old Hershey's with Almonds is one of my favorites.

  4. Wow, I haven't been there in years since I live in Jersey now.

    We do go to Clementon Park quite a bit and do the same things. Saves a pretty penny!