Me thinks "The Fractured Prune" is a fine option.
|The name alone is a win|
The Fractured Prune had specialty doughnuts and even though H1 did not mention this place to me on account of their doughnuts being of the 'cake' variety, I learned a valuable lesson from my time spent at the Doughnut Plant.
The lesson was that cake doughnuts should not be dismissed even though I prefer yeast doughnuts. I have Doughnut Plant's tres leches doughnut to thank for slapping that into my senses.
The problem I faced at the Fractured Prune was that there were too many choices. Having not researched beforehand, I later discovered (as I was eating them) that the doughnuts were hand-dipped in glazes and toppings. That was a slightly disappointing revelation but before I get to the taste, observe the nightmarish six decisions I had to make.
|And as if this list was not daunting enough|
|There was a second list|
We went with: a regular sprinkle, Orange Creamsicle, Lemonade, Oreo, Apple Pie, and the Chocolate Covered Banana (because I was clearly in some sort of banana chocolate loving mode).
|Sprinkles for BH. He likes them.|
|Yargh, the orange creamsicle is infecting my banana chocolate wonder!|
The apple pie was good but not very apple pie-ish making it a fail ruse. The Lemonade was tart and left me feeling odd and I truthfully cannot decide if I liked it or not. I'm leaning towards "no" but it certainly was interesting. I think it was sort of weird eating hot lemonade if that makes sense. It didn't work too well with me but Luuuiiiissss loved it. He also loved his Orange Creamsicle and good for him.
I did not taste BH's sprinkle and the Oreo was good, but I guess I lost my mind for a second getting a chocolate inspired doughnut because I hate chocolate doughnuts.
The star for me though, was that chocolate covered banana.
|Mini chocolate chips all over that biatch.|
|Trust me. It was beauuooottiful.|
|Castle Gifts? A Beheading? Crown Jewels? BIRD'S CUSTARD?!|
|I get the feeling there is no crown jewel inside... and that black thing my lens is doing is really bothering me.|
There were bumper cars which I will say now that I am a terrible driver feeding into the stereotypes about female Asian drivers and, proving that I should never get behind the wheel of a real car. The pile ups when I took the wheel were horrendous. H1 was sufficiently embarrassed.
There was a shooting gallery. However, it should be known (and as I've said before) thanks to my many years of archery in the Legend of Zelda, I can shoot a target like nobody's business.
|I see a Stalfos, it's over for said Stalfos.|
|Aww, Lady Liberty. It would almost remind me of home if she were not in NJ. Yeah.|
|What we did not go on was the Gondola Ride.|
Bypassing the kiddie roller coaster, BH went straight for the big kid stuff.
|Dutch Wonderland's Kingdom Coaster|
BH loved it so much, he went on it twice. I think he probably could have spent his entire day on it if given the chance and more time.
That or the crazy Shuttle swing ride. It's not as bad as some of the ones at Rye Playland or other locations but it was bad enough. BH loved it.
After the debacles at Dutch Wonderland, we drove to Hershey to visit Chocolate World.
|The sweetest place on earth? Hmm. I'm not sure|
|The People of Hershey, PA got jokes.|
At Chocolate World, animals showed me their asses, they sang to me, we saw the totals for the day's production of Hershey products and H1 and I drank the best milkshake ever.
|Excuse me, but does this involve currying? If so, please sign us up. Though, I seem to recall that was not said on the tour...|
|A Hershey Special Dark Milkshake. Best. Milkshake. Ever. And we don't even care for chocolate. Other than it's dark chocolately, well-blended greatness - you know what else was fab about this thing? It was free with a coupon H1 had found.|
|Not as good? The York Peppermint Patty Milkshake. No.|
The day was not all sugar though. We ended it by going to "Rice & Noodles". We found this place to be a much talked about restaurant and highly rated place in the otherwise seemingly Food Wasteland that is PA. In two and a half days, there really was not enough time to explore to dis-prove that statement. Perhaps those places exist around the area where we were but we did what we could given the short span.
|It looks sufficiently unassuming from the outside. A sure sign something good is going on inside.|
|I need one of those giant noodle sculpture thingies for my room.|
I mean, any place that has coconut water on their menu and it comes with jelly is doing something right. Though, they may have done wrong by sweetening it some. Bah, whatever. It was still a good find.
I went with the Jasmine Iced Tea and Luuuiiiiissss went with a limeade seltzer mix. Those things were also refreshing.
For our meals, Luiiisss had some sort of chicken which I did not taste.
|It looked good though. Sometimes all you need is white rice and some meat.|
It had tripe, cow heel and thing tasty strips of beef.
|And good time cilantro piled on to some good time noodles.|
|I love you noodles.|
|I could use some of that pork tomorrow. Mm.|
|A terrible picture, yes.|
|These were steaming hot, crispy and flavoured great.|
So, that was Day Two. If you wanted to read about Day One, you could click right here.
And if you wanted the addresses of all those awesome places we visited, well I'll do you a kindness and put their addresses right...under...this...:
The Fractured Prune
255 N. Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
Family Amusement Park
2249 Lincoln Highway East
Lancaster, PA 17602
HERSHEY'S CHOCOLATE WORLD Attraction
251 Park Boulevard
Hershey, PA 17033
Rice & Noodles
1238 Lititz Pike
Lancaster, PA 17601
Fellow 3DS Cool Kids Met Via Streetpass at on Day 2 on 7/06/2011: 2 kids. One from Florida and one from New York. I 'met' them at Hershey's Chocolate World because cool kids apparently do not hang out at Dutch Wonderland. But that's a lie because I was there. Psh.