We started off with a day at the Sweetest Place on Earth, Hershey Park. Yes, we live within throwing distance of another big amusement park, but Hershey has a special place in our hearts.
We had the added bonus of sharing it with some of our favorite people on earth. Rides are that much more fun with cousins, especially when you get to be the big guy. He won't hold my hand any more, but he happily did for his younger cousins who idolize him.
We have been there enough times that we didn't mind taking turns providing babysitting services instead of going on rides. About five minutes after this picture was taken, the baby decided that her fist wasn't doing the trick and proceeded to wail so loudly and determinedly for her mother that my husband nearly chased down a roller coaster car to hand her off.
After Hershey, off to Ohio to see my aunts and great-aunt and assorted cousins, since we were already part of the way there. We missed a few, but we managed to pack quite a lot of family visiting into two days, thanks mostly to my aunts who took us around.
Our visit happened to coincide with a rib fest right by our hotel, which made my older sons very, very happy.
This is my favorite picture from the trip: four generations in one shot. As an added bonus, I am the tallest person in the picture!