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Hershey’s ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park After Hours Tour

My favorite of all the cool things I got to do during my #SweetWelcome trip to Hershey was the After Hours tour of ZooAmerica. My kids adore ZooAmerica, and we have been there more times than I can count. You can get there through Hersheypark (which we always do), but it also has a public entrance outside the park. So you can go really anytime, and they are open almost every day of the year. They have activities for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, which are always super cool, and I also highly recommend you check out the Creatures of … Read more

Adventure Aquarium – A Day Trip to Philadelphia

My family has been having quite the busy summer. This was the first time since 2009 that I didn’t create a summer to do list – because we didn’t need one. We’ve been going, going, going, not even making it to Hersheypark as much as we’d like. We’re too busy. One of the things we’re busy spending our time on is traveling. I love the quote above; it reminds me of the value of experiences with my kids. Because we’re going on day trips, I am going to share some central Pennsylvania and Maryland day trips with you. You may … Read more

A Day at the Philadelphia Zoo

Rain forest carousel at the Philadelphia zoo

Grace and I were invited to Blogger Day at the Philadelphia Zoo this week. Wow. Just wow. Before we left, Grace and I checked out the Philadelphia Zoo’s website. We looked at pictures of many of the animals, and Grace decided that she was most interested in seeing the hippopotamus, the rhinoceros, and the parrot. I was excited about seeing the gorillas, orangutan, and otters. Being 18 weeks pregnant, traveling alone with Grace, and knowing the temperature was to creep up into the 90’s with very high humidity, I made a mental plan ahead of time. I knew we wouldn’t … Read more