Feel free to leave your own haiku in the comments below! How was your Thanksgiving/vacation if you had one, or your weekend, if you didn’t?
Yes, I was notably absent from the internet last week as we decided to take advantage of the holidays (and my soon-to-expire extra vacation days) to spend the week up in Pennsylvania visiting my folks. I ate approximately one metric ton of sweets and snack foods, so it was no surprise that I gained back the 5 pounds I had recently worked off with my running endeavors in November. No biggie though – I’m back on the wagon as of today, which means more healthy lunches, snacks, and plenty of good old exercise.
The trip itself was a lot of fun – along with my folks, we got to see my grandparents, some aunts and uncles, cousins, and even my brother. There were plenty of activities and distractions for the girls, although I think their favorites were the ones we did at Hershey Park – the Hershey Candy Lane was a discounted admission to the amusement park where pretty much just the kiddie rides were open (perfect for a 5 year old and 3 year old), and although it was COLD (~40 degrees before windchill) the girls had a ball. They also loved the Hershey Sweet Lights, which was a drive-through Christmas lights display of almost 600 illuminated, animated displays. It took about 45 minutes to drive through (inching along at about 5 mph), and was a lot of fun for everyone in the car.
Overall, a great visit, albeit way too short. We’ll have to figure out the next time to see my folks, as they definitely deserve more time with their grandchildren!