We love our trips up to the Northeast in October. We weren’t able to go last year so we were really looking forward to it this year. A few things have changed since last time though. My in-laws moved to Pennsylvania, my best friend moved to New York and my sister-in-law moved back to Connecticut. I only had 6 days to make the trip so we weren’t able to drive my Florida like we had hoped.
I worked a game on a Tuesday, got home at 12:30am, was asleep by 1am only to wake up at 4:30am to start getting ready for our 7am flight. Brutal.
I was sick when I woke up so that caused us to be late at the airport which meant we missed our flight. Lucky for us, they had the same flight leaving a hour later which worked out even better.
We arrived in DC around 10:15am, rented a mini-van and headed towards the White House.
After a quick trip, Kyler was bored and wanted to go to the zoo.
We spent a few hours at the National Zoo before heading out to Pennsylvania.
Our 3 hour drive to the farm ended up being more like 5 hours with DC and Baltimore traffic.
The next day, we spent the morning on the farm.
Hudson, the little Fall model
The kids loved playing in the corn
Later that morning, we went into State College, had lunch, and walked around campus. Kyler LOVED looking for pretty leaves and came across a nice pile of leaves to jump in.
The tree we were under was beautiful. The picture doesn’t do it justice. It was so yellow it made the ground glow yellow below it.
We our course had to take a picture with the Nittany Lion
After a trip to the creamery and the local Target, we headed back to the Farm and played with the football before dinner. So nice to be in nice, soft grass and cold weather!
Love this little cheese ball
This one too <3
The next day, Friday, we played around the farm again (because it’s so much fun).
Heading back up the driveway to the Farm
In the afternoon, we headed to Hershey.
Kyler made her own candy bar!
Afterwards, we went to Hershey Park in the Dark
It was a cold but fun night!
Kyler ended the night by busting her lip on the sidewalk. Ouch!
Saturday morning we got an early start to head to New York City and met up with my best friend. The day didn’t exactly go as planned but that’s okay, it was still fun. It was, however, FREEZING!
After spending the night in Long Island, we went to the pumpkin patch and wineries with Jenn and her family.
It was so so so cold out that we found some space inside!
Wine for us and snacks for the kids
It was so cold out that we had snow flurries. WHAT?!
We headed down the road to another winery. This was had a bigger inside and live music.
I miss the girl so much!!!!
We took the ferry boat from Long Island to Connecticut and it was great! We ran outside to check out the sunset and watch us push off.
The ferry was great. We had a table, tv, and a deli/snack bar. The kids had dinner and relaxed. Poor Hudson started coming down with a cold and Kyler was worn out.
We spent the last 2 days with my sister-in-law. She lives near 2 orchards so we walked next door and it was BEAUTIFUL.
She loves her cousin Matt!
The orchards were so pretty
We picked some apples, apple cider donuts, and caramel and walked back.
Kyler playing in the leaves in the front yard
The best picture I could get of all 3 of them.
On our last day, we headed to Newport, Rhode Island for a quick stop
Love the cliff walk
We flew out of Providence, Rhode Island, had a nice and easy fight with the kids (so great when they get along), and pulled into our house at 7:30pm. Next day, I had another game (so tired)!
In 6 days, we travel through DC, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. It was a quick and busy 6 days but it was perfect. We may have been on the go the entire time but I was the most relaxed I have been in a long time. The kids had a blast, we got to spend time with family and the enjoy the Fall season. It was amazing.