That's too bad, but it sounds like you guys will have a blast.
That sounds great! I love Hands on House - we go there a lot. I would offer for us to meet up with the kids, but your vacation overlaps mine. We are going to Orlando to visit Disney World and Universal Studios from May 7-16. That's about all we have planned for actual vacations, since it's such a big trip. I'm sure we will do day trips to the zoo, Hands on House, and things like that, though.
Thanks Mari, this is exactly what I was wanting to know. I'm also glad to hear that the Fernwood Hotel is very nice. We get to stay there for $99 for the one night and that includes our admission to the Bushkill Falls. I think that's a pretty good deal :)
For the Scranton area, your best spot for chain type restaurants are near the Veiwmont Mall in Dickson City. It is right off of I-81. Located around the mall area (which isn't big) is the fast food type places like McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy's. Also in that area is Denny's, Perkins, Ruby Tuesdays, Apple Bee's, Old Country Buffet, Red Robin, Panera Bread, Uno Chicago Pizza, Quaker Steak and Lube, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, TGIFridays, Five Guys, Fresnos, and La Tonalteca. If you are looking for non Chain I can help you out with them as well.
For the Pocono area, If you travel a litte to the Stroudsburg/ East Stroudsburg area you will have a lot more choices then what is at Fernwood (very nice hotel) In Stroudsburg Ruby Tuesdays, KFC,Red Lobster, Perkins, Olive Garden, Texas Road House, Red Robin, Five Guys, Panera, Friendly's,and Cluck U Chicken. HTH