Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Mini Vacation

We kind of took a spur-of-the-moment vacation over March Break!  We went to Shawnee Village in East Stroudsberg, Pennsylvania, even though we weren't 100% sure what it was.  We wanted to stay somewhere that could accomodate Parker with a second room, and April found this place online and it sounded good, so we booked it!  It turned out to be PERFECT -- we had an entire "house" to ourselves, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fully stocked kitchen, living room, and dining room for about $100/night!  It was an off-season deal so I'm sure it's more expensive in the summer, but it was pretty sweet.  The houses are all over the place, and ours was on top of a hill backing onto a huge forest!  The weather was great, we saw deer hanging out, and I won a 3-point shooting contest at the gym.  Boo yah.

Here's our house, #124.  It's actually the one down the furthest path, so the back looks right out into the forest.
I went around to the side of the house for this shot to show the screened-in porch!  April is looking out going, "Wow!" while Parker is climbing a chair and going, "Chair!"
Living room.  The main building at Shawnee Village has DVDs to borrow, but it was nice to just relax and go to bed early!
Dining room.
Here's the kitchen.  We brought a bunch of our own food and saved a fortune on eating out.  We ate our breakfasts and dinners at home and had lunch on the road while we were doing stuff.  Mmmm....  peanut butter sandwiches....
This was Parker's room, which worked out really well!  He was able to go to bed at his normal time (around 7 pm) and we could hang out downstairs and not have to worry about him waking up because of loud neighbours and stuff.
Main bedroom (complete with old school phone).
Eating a delicious spaghetti dinner!
This photo makes me laugh.
The view from our living room.
Parker going to the car.  He probably forgot his keys or something.
Swimming at the pool in the main building.

Eating breakfast.  

We definitely want to go back!  It's a great spot for families, and about 15 minutes away from The Crossings Outlet Mall (which is huuuge).  And in the summer there's a zillion more things to do (petting zoos, lots of outdoor activities, there's a Sesame Street place nearby, the Crayola Factory, Hershey Factory, etc).  Hopefully we can make it back soon!  And possibly with friends!  Hooray!


Claire said...

It looks like so much fun! And, the house was awesome!

Now on a different note...that plate of spagetti in front of Parker...that wasn't honestly all for him, was it?!?!? Holy Cow! Kellen could eat all of that in 3 days!

Kristyne said...

That was some very interesting spaghetti Parker was concentrating on!

Looks like a great place you found to stay at. Glad you guys had a nice mini-family vacay!