Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Lancaster - September 22

On Sunday, we headed to Lancaster for a mini-vacation.  We started off our trip with a visit to Dutch Wonderland.  Evan hasn't historically been too adventurous to try the rides . . . and let's just say that he hasn't improved too much since the last time we were there.  Eric was feeding off of Evan's energy and was quite hesitant himself.  We were hopeful that things would have changed this year but no luck.  One ride they did enjoy was the carousel . . . which means we spent a lot of money for them to ride a carousel repeatedly:
The slide was a lot of fun too:
Onto the bulldozers.  Can you see how much fun they are having?
At least it got a little bit better:
Bumper cars - Brian seemed to be having fun but I'm not so sure about Evan: (he refused to ride this ride a second time):
The "frog" ride - one of our more dangerous rides for the day:
Monster trucks:
Waiting in line for Evan's favorite ride of the day (which we rode 4 times):
The antique cars - Evan's favorite.  He could actually steer the car (within the track) and it was the highlight of the day:
The "not-highight" of the day . . . when they had to stop "The Whip" to let Evan off because he was crying so much.  We were so proud:
Happier times - onto a very quiet spaceship ride.  My favorite picture of the day:
Brian trying to liven things up on the carousel.  This picture makes me laugh every time I look at it:
Riding the panda together:
And later on, Evan on his own because Eric had given up on the rides by this time:
While we had a good time, I think it's safe to say we won't be heading to Disney World anytime soon :(

But the highlight of the trip was yet to come.  At the recommendation of our good friends, we headed to stay 2 nights at an adorable B&B called Rocky Acre Farms (www.rockyacre.com) - we stayed in the "Efficiency Room".  It's located on an active dairy farm and, with two little boys obsessed with farm animals, it was pretty much heaven to them.  The house is 200 years old, the owners cook a huge breakfast every morning, there are no locks on your bedroom doors and no tv's in the room.  It's definitely a step back from the hustle and bustle of every day life and it was appreciated by everyone in our family:
The tire swing was a big hit:
Three on one tire swing - a little bit crowded:
And honestly, throwing rocks into a stream is all these little guys need to be happy:
We arrived at 4:30 on Sunday night and getting them to leave to go to dinner at 6:00 was not easy - they didn't want to leave even after explaining that we'd be staying for 2 nights.

I would not be exaggerating when I say I took over 300 pictures at the farm in one day.  So the next day's pictures will likely be split up into several posts.  I won't make you suffer through all 300 but there were so many good ones that I'm having a hard time narrowing it down to the best of the bunch.


  1. Looks like such a fun time Lauren! Love to see pictures of the boys. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh my gosh! Laughing so hard I'm crying! Love those boys!