Hoppin’ down the bunny trail……

Hi everyone!!The past almost two months have been very difficult, very emotional, and very draining to our family. If you haven’t already, please read Brian’s comment directed to ALL of you that is in the comments after my post about going to Buffalo. That said, I think it is time to have a little bit of bunny fun!!! Smile How about a little tour of Easter Bunny Lane in our hometown?!?  EBL is held throughout the Spring/Easter season every year, is free to tour, and is visited by many, many good folks. Schools all around bring busloads of little ones every year to see it too!! (even oldies like us enjoy it). Starting Labor day, they open Santa’s Christmasland which I still go see even though my boys have long been too grown up to see it. (or so they say!! )  Christmasland is the famous place where our older son, Craig, at 5 years told the talking Santa that “Yes, I have a brother, but he is still in my mommy’s tummy”-pointed at my 9 month pregnant whale of a belly, and of course said it loud enough that  (I swear) all 10 MILLION visitors turned to look at me. Smile I went into labor out of embarassment!! So, are you ready to hit the Bunny Trail? remember, the little critters are almost ALL animated!!—and not ALL scenes were photographed……..and Christmasland is even bigger than the bunny lane……..

                                                                             100_1171Kraynak’s is a garden/gift center in Hermitage Pa., just over the line from Ohio. What I photographed is only small portions of each scene….and there were many scenes I didn’t photograph…….

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Of course, the reason for Easter is thoroughly depicted. Appropriate music plays throughout the tour—bouncy  Easter parade music for the cute displays, somber mood music for the religious scenes.

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The tour empties into the lush greenhouses with their bounty of Spring blossoms…….

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The gift area had these cute carrots—they are made like springs!! How cute!!

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I hope you all enjoyed the tour and if you are in the area, stop in to see Easter Bunny Lane  (will close at Easter) and Santa’s Christmasland  !! From our family to yours, have a happy, hoppy, and very blessed Easter!!–Jan

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19 comments on “Hoppin’ down the bunny trail……

  1. Sheila says:

    What an awesome place to have so close to you! I’d love to be able to visit regardless of the holiday. Thanks so much for sharing such a special place Jan.
    Wishing you and your family a wonderful Easter.
    hugz,
    Sheila

    I was touched by Brian’s comment. What a wonderful young man he is.

  2. Cindi Loretz says:

    Wow that is truly amazing! I like that they have the religious side of it depicted also. I would love to see the Christmas display as I am a Christmas nut and totally addicted to it! Thanks for sharing the pictures.
    Have a very blessed Easter!
    Cindi

  3. christine says:

    I wish there was somewhere like that to take my kids to! Fantastic displays and I know we wouldn’t get out of it without my 8 y.o. daughter wanting every single bunny in the place to go home with her!
    Have a blessed Easter!
    Christine

  4. Janet says:

    Wow Jan!

    That is so cool. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing.

    Have a great Easter

    Take care, Janet W

  5. Steph says:

    I love that the religeous side is shown too. What a display of Easter. Thanks for sharing. -Steph-

    • Yes Steph–the display is wonderfully fun but also is reverent as far as the meanings behind why we celebrate Easter. The Christmas one is also like that–wonderful Santa, reindeer, and elf displays, but ends leaving you with the true meaning of the celebration of Christmas. Very inspiring! (and very family oriented). Just got good news about Brian 10 minutes ago–the “hot” spot on his PET scan is normal!! WOO HOO!!–hugs,happy Easter!!-Jan

  6. betty crowe says:

    Well as much as I enjoyed the visit, I enjoyed the pet scan news more. I read his comment the other night and thought, what a fine young man. Family is wonderful!
    I have never seen anything like the bunny land. I would enjoy seeing that so much. I too. appreciate the serious, and real meaning of Easter part . Children need fantasy and Bunny Land certainly betrays that. I want to come see at Christmas!

    • Betty, Thanks for visiting!! Isn’t the PET scan news wonderful!?! I will give a touir of Christmasland when the time comes–it has always been a big tradition to everyone for miles around. The best part is seeing (and listening ) to the little ones as they stare at the scenes. It is just so special!! At Christmas, all the trees are decorated in themes and you can actually buy the whole tree–ornaments and all. The ornaments are also available seperately. Thank you for the compliment about Brian. I think he, as well as his brother, are pretty special!! As I used to tell them when they were little, I love them to bitty bits!! :)–Jan

    • Sheila says:

      Hi Jan,
      I’ve been following the comments and just read that Brian got good news on the PET Scan! Will continue to keep him in prayer.
      Wishing you all a wonderful Easter!
      ~Sheila

      • THank you Sheila!! We’re taking him to a radiation specialist tomorrow. We will discuss the options with that specialist before it is decided what treatment will be followed. Tuesday we go back AGAIN to the first specialist to compare treatment options. Easter will hopefully be a pleasant, quiet day.-hugs, Jan

  7. Karen says:

    Good morning Jan…thank you for visiting my blog…always the faithful follower you are!
    How fun is EBL…I can see why they flock to this each year.
    Oh how funny – out of the mouth of babes! Gotta love their innocent honesty.
    HAPPY EASTER.
    Karen

  8. rabbithollowprims says:

    Loved it! Since we moved we haven’t been to either. Mom took pics as my younger son had to do a project called flat Aidan from the book flat Stanley and she had to take him everywhere take pics and write in the journal nd send him back she took him there and to deaf fins chocolate kingdom which Aidan loves lol

  9. rabbithollowprims says:

    I wish we lived closer my kids never get to go but I will show them pics. Aidan loved deaf fins chocolate kingdom. We go every summer. Mom had to do a project where she had to take a pic of Aidan called flat Aidan basically a paper doll with Aidan’s head they got it from the book flat Stanley, and she had to take pics of him doing things with her and write in a daily journal. She took some pics here at Kraynaks also lol.

  10. rabbithollowprims says:

    Oh I shared a link on my blog to yours about this here is my blog we should add each other to our blog roll
    Http:// http://www.rabbithollowprims.blogspot.com

  11. Lil Raggedy Angie says:

    So super cool …Princess would love it ! Im now following Im not sure how I wasnt before any way :0( IM sorry ! I know you are unable to make the show in Mansfield on Saturday but you are more than welcome to come join us for a visit and potluck on Sunday Im approx an hour south of Mansfield ! Have a great week ! hugs lil raggedy angie

  12. Cathy says:

    I used to take my girls there almost every year. Now they take their kids there. Both of them were there this year and I missed it! I love that place, such a great destination! I haven’t been to Cranberry for awhile, heading that way next weekend, I’ll have to try and check it out!

    Cathy

  13. Angie Berry says:

    Kids are so funny, aren’t they? They say the darnedest things, lol!

    What, what an amazing place! I know my kids would love it, wish there was something like that around here. That is really neat. Thanks for sharing with us Jan.

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