Thursday, July 23, 2009

July 4th Weekend

For the 4th of July weekend, we went to the Fox Den Acres Campground in New Stanton, Pennsylvania. Our main purpose of the trip to PA was to take the kids to Idlewild Park. Sounds like a great plan, right? Let's play a little game of "What doesn't belong in this group"

Bikes, Toys, Amusement Park, Water Park, Camping, Cold Rainy Weather

Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding - we have a winner - and sadly, our weather just sucked. It was cold. It was rainy. That is acutally an understatement, it rained for 3 days straight with high temperatures around 70. I don't think I have ever had to wear jeans and a jacket on the 4th of July before. Oh, and did I mention that on the day of our arrival our hot water tank broke?

It wasn't all bad, we tried to make the best of it. We went to Idlewild with umbrellas and ponchos - and got LOTS of use out of them. It was neat to walk through Storybook Forest, and take a Trolley ride through Mister Rodger's Neighborhood of Make Believe. The kids had fun riding the rides, and even braved to play at the waterpark for a very short, cold time. We watched a lot of rain, and I discovered that although I am intriqued by a time of horse transportation and the wild west, I really don't want to live in the 1800's - I NEED hot running water.

I didn't get a lot of pictures over the weekend, kinda hard to carry an umbrella and the camera...but here are a few. We will be going back for another weekend before summer is over, and hopefully the weather is much more cooperative.