Planning on being a cheep as we could be, both of us packed snacks and meals for the trip including kid friendly mac n cheese, crackers, juice boxes, and deserts. No one was going to starve on this trip, and the mommy's were not about to worry about their waste lines either.
We entered Pennsylvania at about 4:30 making a quick stop at the Welcome center for a map and a potty break. Only Luke joined me, so he was the only one who could SMILE, you're in PA for a picture.
I had found a hotel; Comfort Inn for reasonable, just off Interstate 80, which was near where we were headed and made a plan to get us there.
Luke, who absolutely LOVE's turtles decided that the hotel was a positive pick and good sign when we pulled in and found these fun little guys at the hotel entrance.
We got there just around "happy hour" and were invited to the on site bar for 1/2 priced appetizers and $5- martini's. Well that was nice, and both the mom's thought the idea of a cocktail before being locked in one room with three kids sounded ideal.
The AWESOME bartender even let us, get an additional FREE "traveling" Martini just before we left to take with us to the pool. Thank YOU!!!
Here Mindy and I are happy as can be with our FREE and delish Martini's. Here's a glimpse of my new hair cut too! Don't fret, we didn't totally forget about the kids hanging out on the stools behind us. We got them some amazing appetizers.
Gavin got french fries and cheese, and I added mac and cheese bites. Luke got fries too and Maddy had fried pickles. Everything was soooooo good!!! The kids loved the idea that they got to sit in the bar and hang with the adults.
After our fill of good food and getting our "traveling" Martini's we were on a mission to hit up the hotel pool and hot tub.
I personally could not wait for an entire hot tub experience.
We were the only one's there for most of the evening, and the kids were in HEAVEN. Mindy and I found some heaven ourselves with the hot tub and when the "eye candy" of young Swedish (I am guessing by their accent) men who came in and started doing flips off the deep end. HEY!!!! We can LOOK!!!!! No harm in LOOKING!!! (no I did not take pictures, however I did score the several flips these young men did) 9.8!!!
After a nice swim and a few long minutes in the hot tub, the kids needed some "dinner"....Thank goodness for mac and cheese. Now we just needed a microwave. In our pajama's we all made our way to the kitchen adjacent from the bar....WHAT DO WE CARE????? WE'RE on VACATION!!!!
Mac and Cheese at 9pm!
Then a little old time HOTEL room fun. (No there was not a lot of bed jumping, but here was some silly faces)
The following morning we were welcomed to a GREAT breakfast.
I had eggs, 1/2 a bagel, hash browns and sausage.
and I made Gavin homemade waffles.
Nice way to start off our day! I just love this picture of Maddy, apparently having breakfast is hard work.
After breakfast we packed up and headed just a bit more South East towards the town of Easton PA and home of the Crayola Crayon Factory!!! Check back for part II