Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Sweetest Place on Earth!

On Saturday we decided to drive to Hershey, PA so we could go to Chocolate World. For any of you that don't know what 3 kids crammed in the back of an Altima looks like, this picture is for you.

They had solemnly promised not to fight on the 100 mile drive there and did a great job. Please notice we aren't wearing coats-it was a beautiful 50 degree day:)
Please note how absurdly photogenic my husband is-it's not fair. This is the Chocolate World Tour that takes you through the chocolate refining process.

I can't begin to tell you the power these singing cows yield. We talk about them, sing the songs they sing...they are the most influential cows on earth.

At the end of the tour they give you two free samples. We took the tour 5 times, you do the math. The chocolate store is in the background with its cornucopia of fattening products.

The girls had those syrup bottles on their heads too, but by time Nate caught on they had moved on.

We caught the Chocolate World band and parade-a first for us. Kylie tried to hug them.
I took this picture no more than 5 minutes after we got in the car. The kids actually napped.


  1. Sounds like you had fun. Hershey was one of our kids favorite places to go. Aiden still asks to go occassionally, but now it is just tooo far away.

  2. Shane is Mr. Photogenic too. Must be a Dixon trait. I'm impressed that you still put all your kids in carseats. I can't handle fighting with them every time we get in the car, so we usually do a booster for a little bit after age 3, but by 3 1/2 we are usually carseat-less. Morgan is the only one still in a seat...and she's pretty sure she doesn't need it. Looks like you had a fun trip!

  3. Eowyn was disappointed we didn't see the parade while we were there, I think she's trying to get us to take her again. I love the picture of Kate and Nate sleeping while Kylie read a book, it must have been a peaceful ride home.