Friday, August 22, 2008

Maryland trip part 2

Saturday morning we were on the road again. This time we were headed into Baltimore to go to the zoo and the children's museum. The girls love animals so they voted for the zoo first. Jen was able to join us and she told us that there was a new addition to the zoo, a baby elephant named Samson. Since Samson was only on display to the public for a few hours a day we made visiting him one of our first priorities. Becca was also on a mission to see an Okapi. An Okapi can best be described as a leftover parts animal-(I unfortunately don't have a picture to share but you can google it if you want.) It has an upper body that looks a bit like a moose (without the big antlers) and the legs are stripped like a zebra. Kinda weird lookin'.

Anyway, Samson the baby elephant was really cute. He splashed around in the water and got stuck in a big tire! Very entertaining. The girls got to feed a giraffe too, but I didn't get a picture because there were other kids in the way but Dom did get it on video.

After the zoo we headed to the children's museum. This had lots of cool things for the kids to explore spread over three floors with a giant climbing structure in middle that included tunnels, slides and a zip line. One of the girls favorite areas was a pretend diner complete with booths and a working jukebox. So Jen, Dom and I sat in a booth so the girls could take our orders and 'cook' for us.
Another favorite for Becca especially, was looking for clues to solve an Egyptian mystery. It was very Indiana Jones.

"It's the milk, it's the milk chocolate..."

Sunday we drove to Chocolate World in Hershey, PA. This seems to be the biggest hit of the trip which probably won't come as a surprise to anyone since the girls, as well as myself are huge lovers of chocolate. Becca loved the tour with the singing cows and Kenzie really enjoyed the 3D movie we saw. We also took a trolley ride through downtown Hershey and learned all about Milton Hershey who was a very cool dude. The Milton Hershey school provides schooling, boarding, clothing, computers and scholarships to underprivileged children all payed for by profits from Hershey chocolate and entertainment. So every time you buy Hershey products you are helping underprivileged children!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great time was had by all.Can't wait to see the girls this weekend so they can tell us all about their trip. Love reading your blog