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2008/208: Vacation, Part 2

On Sunday, June 28th we hung out at the hotel in the morning and then went to Bakers Square (yum!) for lunch. Cameron was absolutely miserable with his sunburn and the only comfortable shirt he could find to wear, was a long-sleeved button-down shirt. After we got back from lunch, Nikki and I headed to Wal-Mart to look for a different shirt for him. We found a white short-sleeved button-down shirt, and the fabric was softer, too. Back at the hotel I talked Cameron into letting me wet a towel and carefully lay it across his back and shoulders, to cool him off a little. (The Solarcaine and the vinegar-soaked towels that Greg suggested didn’t help much).
The girls had fun with Nick, though, hanging Sara’s toy cell phone on his ear and taking pictures. Nick wasn’t too thrilled, but he was a good sport 🙂

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I found a magazine with local attractions, etc. in the hotel room and saw that there was a candy factory nearby, and that afternoon we went and checked it out. The Albanese Candy Factory is every chocoholic’s dream!!!! And what a fun and colorful place! They even give out samples if there’s anything you want to try. We did some sampling, and of course shopping! (Wonder where some of those 4 lbs came from, that I gained back during our trip??), and btw. I loved the shirts that the male employees were wearing. They said EYE CANDY on the back.

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After dinner I dragged the kids outside for some pictures, so here they are…. Nick, Sara, Nikki, Cameron, and Melissa.

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8 responses

  1. The colors in that third photo are sooo vibrant. Nicely captured.

    27. July, 2009 at 04:15

  2. doreen3boys

    Yeah, Cameron is looking a little stiff, lol! Great pic of all of them, I hope you frame that one. Sounds like a great time so far, looking forward to the rest! BTW………’re suppose to gain weight on vacation, 4lbs is nothing!

    27. July, 2009 at 08:26

  3. How fun, I can’t wait to read more!

    27. July, 2009 at 11:37

  4. I have that candy factory on my list of things to do…glad to know its worth it… great pic of all the kids….

    27. July, 2009 at 11:38

  5. dalia

    omg—you didn’t tell me about the chocolate factory—yum!!! Great pic of all the kids and kid to be. 4 lbs…didn’t take you long to lose that…and more!! 😉

    27. July, 2009 at 19:00

  6. plainmama

    This sounds like so much fun! I am going to have to add the candy factory to things we need to head to at some point 🙂

    The pic of all your kids is so cute!

    27. July, 2009 at 19:02

  7. Thanks everyone! Nope, those 4lbs were gone within days of getting back home 🙂
    If anyone is going to that chocolate factory, have one of those giant peanut butter cups for me!

    27. July, 2009 at 19:13

  8. Yay! I love seeing your trip and hearing what you did. you look great BTW!

    28. July, 2009 at 10:49

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