Thursday, March 17, 2011


We are so excited to have our first ever "sibling family" visit!
We all want a mix of hanging out at home,
playing games,
and seeing fun, local sites.

And of course, we all love food.
I mean, the name of their blog IS "You're Still Hungry?!"
And we know our family loves food.
So, here's what we've come up with:


Happily pick Scott, Lindsay, and Ada up from the airport at night
Pick up a Duke's Crab Pretzel on the way home
Eat said pretzel and Portuguese Sweet Bread for Bedtime Snack

Hang out, show them around the house, play with Scout and
enjoy being together and then go to bed


Big, Farm Breakfast including farm fresh eggs
and sausage and bacon from our pig

Spend the day
visiting the Amish Country

1st stop - Famous (and delicious!) Wilbur Chocolate Factory
where they give out free Wilbur Buds!

2nd stop - Lancaster Central Market --
the country's oldest farmer's market
in the heart of the Amish Country

3rd stop - Intercourse Pretzel Factory
Tour of the Factory and twist your own pretzel
Munch on delicious pretzels
Take picture in front of "intercourse" sign. :P

4th "stop" - wherever we want along the beautiful, scenic Amish roads:
Amish quilt shops, Amish furniture stores, snack factories, covered bridges,
Amish Farms for delicious homemade sarsaparilla (root beer)

5th stop - Dutch Haven
Original Amish crafts store with
distinctive local furniture, jams and jellies, etc.
Also, free samples of America's best shoo fly pie
(local Amish dessert)

Dinner on the way back -
Captian Gus's for the best cheesesteaks in Lancaster!
The owner does magic tricks for the kids, too.
And gives them Tootsie Rolls

Beautiful, Scenic Drive Back
Hang out at home and play games


Low-key morning

Drive around Annville and walk around college campus
where Lindsay's brother will be teaching in the fall,
See the old-fashioned ice cream shop, independent theater,
local coffee shop, beautiful scenery of our town

New England Fish with Bread Crumbs
and salad for lunch

Concert in the afternoon:
A Tribute to Benny Goodman

Delicious Marinated Portuguese Pork Roast,
homemade mashed potatoes, saute├ęd spinach,
Homemade Portuguese Bread,
Scrumptious Shrimp Mozambique

Free Rita's Italian Ice for Dessert

Hang out at home and play games,
watch Amazing Race, and snack on our
delicious salami-wrapped pickles


Hang out at Home

Lunch: Chicken Enchilada Soup and Smoothies

Play Games and more hanging out

Dinner: Traditional Portuguese Steak Dinner --
Portuguese Steaks, Portuguese Rice,
French Fries, Salad, Fried Egg, Red Pepper, Salad

All served with delicious Portuguese soda

Group Violin Lesson

Home for more games
and homemade chocolate chip cookies


Hang out at home in the morning

Have lunch at Passage to India's amazing Indian buffet
on the banks of the Susquehanna River

Visit Hershey's Chocolate World!
(We are so excited to take Ada there!)

Enjoy the ride and eat lots of chocolate
and walk around the shops
(And maybe ride the ride again and eat more chocolate)

Dinner: Leftovers of all the glorious food consumed so far
(We'll probably still be full from the Indian lunch)

Cub Scouts

Hang out at home and play games


Hang out at home in the morning
and play games

Lunch at Queso Dee'As in the city-
Good, Cheap Tex-Mex

Visit Patches Creamery
at local Mennonite Farm
and eat delicious homemade ice cream
(also, pet the baby goats at the farm on the way out)

Tae Kwon Do

Dinner: Scott and Lindsay want to make a meal
YUM! I'm so excited for that!

More playing games and eating snacks


Something fun for breakfast
either here or out

Take Scott, Lindsay, and Ada to the airport
* Sniff *

What say you?
Does it sound good?


Lindsay said...

Oh we are so excited!!! This will be a blast. I hope that Ada will do okay with little to no nap (the kids will keep her happy!). I promise you that I will not eat Scrapple (is that what it is called? I call it something different each time! Ha). This is such a needed trip. My mouth startd watering reading about the chocolate buds. Yummm...

Lindsay said...

Oh and they have RIta's Ice here. It is SOOOO good!!!

Robynne said...

Wow! You are sure making me miss PA! What a FUN trip!! :D

Jimmy said...

I'm hungry.

Vivian said...

Sounds like a packed, fun week. Some of those things we have done with you and some of them need to go on the itinerary for our next trip:)

Peg said...

I so want to visit - can a almost relative get the same treatment?

Anonymous said...

Wow! That sounds like an amazing week you have planned. What a hostess you are! Makes me want to come to PA one day. -K

katie said...

So if Eric ever has a book tour anywhere near you, I want to go with him so I can have some of your yummy Portugese cooking and fun activities!

J Fo said...

Dreamy! What a great trip. I can't wait to see the pictures and here how everything went. Wish we were there!

the emily said...

That is a LONG trip, holy. I'm sooo visiting you as soon as we can, simply for the FOOD! yum. (I'm not saying the company's not great but man, nothing trumps that list of food)

Laurzia said...

Will you adopt me? I'm so hungry.

the Lady said...

Boy were they in for a treat! What fun!

Boquinha said...

Ooh, Vivian, which ones pique your interest?

Peg, yes! You are welcome!

Kelly, you, too! You are very welcome!

(I'm starting to wonder if we should open a B&B -- a friend recently told me we'd be awesome at it).

Um, Katie, if Eric ever does a book tour near us, we are SO meeting up! And yes, we'll cook for you! Do we get a signed book? :P

Jess and Em and Laurzia, yes, please!!