Family Vacation: The rest of the week

So… Why did I stop blogging about our vacation? Because, well, sharing ONE computer amongst two computer geeks leaves little time for blogging, particularly in conjunction with an activity-filled vacation.

That, and the Little Man came down with a horrid cold with fever sometime late afternoon or early evening of Wednesday. I guess that explains his behavior earlier in the week. Poor little miserable guy!

So here’s the run-down of the rest of the week’s vacation:

Thursday: We were back to Philly to spend time visiting with my cousin’s family. Darv was actually working late, but we had a great time with his wife, Morna, and his three kids. Dante informed me that his favorite part of the vacation was having dinner with his second-cousins… Maybe because of the meatloaf and the ice cream! It was good we didn’t have heavy activity scheduled for the day since Dante was at the peak of his cold at this point.

Friday: Dante was still not feeling well, but we had planned to head to Sesame Place. He was disappointed that he didn’t get to see Abby Kadabby on Tuesday and we wanted to see the parade. So… we took our time getting ready, had a nice breakfast at Cracker Barrel, and headed in to Sesame Place right before noon. Good timing… We had just enough time to see Abby’s show, hit the gift shop for souvenirs, and see the parade before a VERY miserable Little Man hit melt-down. So it was back to the hotel to rest some more. He was disappointed that he didn’t get to play in the water again, but we didn’t think that would be the smartest move.

Saturday: We headed up to Easton to the Crayola Factory and the Historical Canal Museum (bonus — we didn’t even know that the second was upstairs from the first). Crayola was cool and we did several projects there. Dante especially liked the model magic and seeing how crayons & markers were made. We also got to do wax dripping with melted crayons, which was very cool. Fun fact we learned: Crayola started putting “safety holes” in the caps of their markers so that if accidentally swallowed, a child would still be able to breathe until it was removed. At the Canal Museum upstairs, Dante loved playing with the model canal and taking his boat through the locks. He went through that three times! He also learned about simple machines and had fun experimenting with pulleys, levers, and gears. After a late lunch and some more souvenirs, we were all exhausted and ready to head home.

Of course, after being gone for a week, it was nice to return home and see our family and friends! Dante particularly missed his Nana & Paw-Paw whom he usually sees everyday (since they live next door). I’ve posted photos on my Facebook account so if you’re not on there, you should be! Check ’em out!