They’ve come across Lucille from The Walking Dead, Batman’s Batarang, bowling ball and many other things. Continue reading TSA At Pennsylvania Airport Find Loaded Gun In Baby Stroller
During a recent trip to Pennsylvania Dutch Country we spent a night on a train at the Red Caboose Motel in Ronks, PA.
The area offers some fun things to do with kids like visiting a farm, taking a ride on a steam train and a theme park called Dutch Wonderland.
While looking into something fun to do with our kids, I had an idea to visit somewhere fun I had visited in Lititz PA as a kid and again years later. Continue reading A Visit To The Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery in Lititz, PA
During our visit, we spent a night on a train at the Red Caboose Motel in Ronks, PA. We almost spent both nights there but we were glad that we didn’t.
For the second night, we decided to try a relatively new IHG brand called Avid Hotels. The property, located in Lancaster, PA was in a good location and available at a pretty reasonable price. Continue reading Review: Avid Hotels (IHG Property)- Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Trains are very popular and of great interest to younger kids. When I first heard about a hotel made of old train cars in Pennsylvania, I wanted to stay there when Lucas was a bit older but it never happened. (Room availability and cost were some factors.)
Kim and I have considered staying at The Red Caboose Motel, located in Pennsylvania Dutch Country many times. Continue reading Spend A Night On A Train At The Red Caboose Motel In Ronks, PA
If I’m thinking about pizza around the US, the places I think of most would be New York (really Brooklyn), Chicago and Connecticut.
Around five or six years back, I heard about an area in Pennsylvania dubbing themself the Pizza Capital of the World! I had to find out for myself about the area by taking a trip to Old Forge, PA. Continue reading Find Out About Our Visit To Old Forge, PA- Pizza Capital of the World
A little over a year back I wrote about how the first Cartoon Network Hotel would be opening in the summer of 2019.
It’s now November 2019 and the property has yet to open. However, there is some good news… Continue reading Booking Now Open For The Cartoon Network Hotel
I first heard about Camelback Resort (located in the Poconos, Pennsylvania) a few years back. The resort looked like it could be a fun weekend trip but Lucas was a bit too young at the time to make it worthwhile.
When I recently received an invite to check out the resort, I figured that it would be the perfect time for Lucas who is now 7 years old. Continue reading Camelback Resort: A Fun, Family-Friendly Getaway Close To NYC
Kim and I are always looking for options for weekend getaways from the New York City area.
One of our go-to mini trips is Philadelphia, a walkable city with lots to offer- great museums, food, etc…
When I received an invite to checkout the Mount Airy Casino Resort located in Mt. Pocono, Pennsylvania I was interested to see what they had to offer. The resort is located under two hours from home so it definitely fit our criteria as an option for a weekend away! Continue reading Hotel Review: Mount Airy Casino Resort – Poconos, PA
Last July Kim, Lucas and I headed to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania due to the Stay 1, Get 1 promotion from Club Carlson. We had a lot of options to earn our bonuses for Radisson and Country Inn.
With not too many Park Inn’s around the U.S. we had to figure out which Park Inn was closest to home. We ended up booking two nights (one in each of our names) at the Park Inn Harrisburg West.
Harrisburg isn’t exactly a glamorous city but we found plenty to do and had a nice time during our visit.
Harrisburg is the capital of Pennsylvania so we had to stop by the Capitol Building to check it out.
When we arrived, the Capitol was already closed for the day. I was hoping to get inside and do a tour but that wasn’t going to happen this time.
I was a bit bummed that I couldn’t see inside but still found the building to be really impressive. The green tiled dome, which I read is made of terra cotta was an amazing site to see. It is topped by a 14.5 foot statue called Commonwealth. The fountain at the back of the building was also really fun to watch.
The Pennsylvania State Capitol was worth visiting, even if we could only view it from the outside. It also made for a great place for a jump!