Tuesday, January 28, 2014

I've Been Meaning To For Eight Years

My sister and sweet niece came to visit a bit ago and even though they were only here for a few days and we all got sick for most of them, we still managed to squeeze in a few fun activities.

We've wanted to tour Cerretta's Chocolate Factory for the EIGHT years we've lived here.  Seriously, how did eight years slip by?  That's depressing kind of.  Anyway, I finally made it there with Miss B (who was off school for the day), Q and my sister and niece.  And it was soo AMAZING.  Obviously Q was beside himself as chocolate making is his future profession of choice.  He almost had a heart attack when he saw all of the conveyor belts and machines in motion.  He was just about completely speechless...which rarely happens.  We learned how the bottom of chocolate-covered pretzels get coated.  We watched how they make the centers for truffles and saw a big batch of caramel being stirred.  We even met the owner and Q proclaimed he would never, EVER change his mind about chocolate.  It was very cute.  And of course we sampled plenty of delicious chocolates.  I highly recommend visiting a chocolate factory if you have one close by.  Memories will be made.

After that, we had a picnic in a historic farm/park and then did a bit of antique shopping to end the beautifully perfect day.  

*Q was very thrilled to find a desk just like his*

It was so fun to have them visit and now we miss them terribly.  My niece is so cute and sassy.  I love it and now I really wished we lived by family.  'Twould be so fun.


  1. I love it when kids are speechless. It's a beautiful thing. :~D
    I should like to tour this factory when I am visiting you. Add this to our Lou & T Bucket List. :)

  2. So cute! "Q's my best friend!" she says :)

  3. Don't feel bad. I've lived here 25 years and have never been there! It's been on my list for a long time. Looks like a fun day!

  4. Kalem wants to ride the tractor too he says! I love B's and M's "hug"!


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