We ended up going straight to Philadelphia instead of spending time in New Jersey. The parks were all crowded and expensive. They’re pretty expensive everywhere up in this area.
Since my sister, Tina, was still in Jamaica for her daughter’s wedding we decided to check out Amish country out by Lancaster. We had a great time shopping at the farmer’s markets, the farms and the delis.
We had dinner at an Amish house where they brought TONS of food to your table. Some of it we loved and some of it, not so much.
There are some towns here with very interesting names.
Tina and the rest of her family finally got home so we hopped in the car and went for a visit. We’re not exactly close to their house but there aren’t many campgrounds in this area. It’s just over an hour (when there’s no traffic).
After meeting a few of the kids we all decided to head out to Dave & Buster’s for dinner. The kids got to play lots of games too and the adults could talk in peace. LOL There are LOTS of kids and grandkids in this family so it can get pretty loud at times in Tina’s house.
Even Abby turned around for the picture. LOL
Since Tina’s son, Jimmy and his family were vacationing on the Jersey shore we decided to take a drive over there with Tina to meet them.
From bottom left, Johnny, Shannon, Jimmy, Marissa, Kassidy, Keira, Tina, and Rod
Tina’s grandkids were having so much fun having their pictures taken.
My sister, Joyce, and her husband, Rick, arrived about a week later. We all decided to check into a hotel for a week closer to Tina’s so we could have nice visits into the evening without having to drive so far home.
One of the things Joyce wanted to do while they were here in Philadelphia was visit Atlantic City, New Jersey. She was born there and hasn’t been back since she was a baby. We just wanted to go to try our luck in the Casinos. We didn’t have much luck.
The boardwalk on the beach was pretty cool too. Lots of “shopping” for cheap souvenirs, which none of us bought.
I couldn’t believe all these mussels on the beach!
They had to stick their toes in the water
Joyce, Me, Tina, Jim & Rod
Rick taking a picture of me taking a picture. LOL
Jim wanted John to see what’s in the background
The boardwalk “route”
We’ve done so much while here in Philadelphia that I’m going to have to break up my blog into more than one. Check back later!