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Monday, June 8th, 2009


Jorden, Matt and me at the “Welcome to Hershey” sign.

Today we went and saw the liberty bell it was pretty cool. My fav. part about  today was when we got to see Genos and Pats and then we got to taste it and see which one was better Jorded, Matt, and Uncle Justin all picked Genos and Aunt Dawn picked Pats but I like them both the same amount and I couldn’t pick which one I also decied that I love cheese steak. It is sooo good. I had a really good day! I LOVED going to the hershey place it was sooo cool and I love chocolate and everything there was chocolate so it was awesome. I think it was one of my favorite stops that we have had. I really can’t wait till I can come back here again.Well i am having an awesome time on this trip:)


New York

Monday, June 8th, 2009


We saw the stars of the Sunday Edition of the Today Show.


Me, Jorden and Matt at a table at the “fancy McDonalds”.  It is supposed to have a doorman and a piano player but we did not experience that.  We did have fresh flowers at our marble tables.

i love new york it is sooo cool. the buildings are so big it is awesome and the subway is so scary it is fun and it is fast. and we went to a play and it was pretty good. we also went to the statue of liberty and that was cool we also went to a mcdonlds and that was good. and we went and sat in a road it was cool and we went to the today show bbut we did not get on it. and i cant wait to come back again.


New Yooork, New Yooork

Monday, June 8th, 2009


Ground Zero site where the World Trade Center buildings used to stand.  The memorial will be dedicated here on Sept 11, 2011 – the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attack.

Today we went to New York City.  It’s astonishing to see how big the buildings are compared to people – it’s like an oak tree compared to an ant.  We went to Ground Zero and seen the memorial that they are going to build.  We through security so that we could go on the statue of liberty, and as we went through the man said that we have knives in our  backpack and he searched the bag and confiscated the butter knives.  Then I went to the statue of liberty and we had to wait in line for an hour and a half and when I went to securtiy the line was short and I went through the metal detector.  The man told me to get out of line and then he patted me down and took my wallet from me.   After security we went and got to go on top of the pedastal.  Uncle Justin took a whole bunch of pictures.  Then we went on the ferry again to Ellis Island to take more pictures and to see where our relatives first came to.


Ashley, Me and Jorden at Ellis Island with New York City as a backdrop across the Hudson River.

Then we got back to New York.  Then I got to become the navigator/the map.  I told everybody where to go on the subway, and I navigated us in Central Park, and through Manhattan.  We went to Central Park and had an delightful picnic and we spread the peanut butter with Jorden’s hunting knife, since we had lost our butter knives.  Then we went and seen where John Lennon was murdered, and it was a sad moment for Uncle Justin as he finally saw the place where one the worst things in Beatle history ever happened.  Then we were late by fifteen minutes, so I had to navigated from the upper West side to the lower East side – all using nothing but a subway map.  It was very exciting as we made it to the play just in time.  It was a very interesting play.  Very unique.  I navigated us back home to the Staten Island Ferry and I fell asleep on the way home at 12:30.  ~ Matt~


Me pointing out the beautiful moon as we ride back to Staten Island on the ferry after a busy day in New York City.  Just above the orange railing you can see the lights of the Verrazano-Narrows bridge connecting Staten Island and Brooklyn.  This is the longest suspension bridge in the world.


Saturday, June 6th, 2009


Me with my 2 lb hamburger.

Today we went to the best burger joint in america. It’s called “Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub,” it was an amazing expirence. Denny was kind enough to take the time to meet with the three of us and answer all of our questions. I had an experience of a lifetime today when i got to try the 2lb. burger. My cusin Matt and Uncle Justin also had the 2lb. burgers. Unfortunatly none of us finished it but we were all very close. There is a 1hr. time limit on the Pub Challenger (the 2lb. burger). We got to see the 50lb. burger in person which was awsome. The burger was very delicious and definatlyh very filling. They also are home to the 100lb. burger, unfortunatly we didnt get to see it though. You definatly have to Go To “Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub,” it is amazing !   ~ Jorden


Saturday, June 6th, 2009


Me with my 2 lb burger.

I was baffled to see how big the burger  was .Denny’s beer barrel pud ,serves the biggest burgers in the world.I was almost a champion  with only one bun left. I will admet I was deffetied today. An I feel that Denny was nice and was able to sustain a constent  flow of people with out going  to a school for cooking , but he menchend his father was a cook also.but its no suprize that people come back ,with food as good as his.complements to the chef.   9 out 10.   ~MATT~

Denny’s beer barrel pub

Saturday, June 6th, 2009


Matt and me waiting for our food to arrive at Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub in Clearfield, PA.

It was so fun watching the boys try to eat the huge burger! What i had looked a lot better though because it was a meatball sub and it was very yummy. I felt pathetic because i could not finish my 13in sub but the boys only had a little of the 2lb. hamburger left. When we were there we got to see a 50lb. hamburger it was sooo big. When we asked denny questions he was very nice. I had an awesome day 🙂


Saturday, June 6th, 2009



Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub

Day 2: Saturday, June 6, 2009


Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub, Inc. located in scenic Clearfield, PA was founded by Denny and Jean Liegey in September 1977 growing from a small 600 square foot establishment to its current size.  The couple started making giant hamburgers to attract attention to the restaurant’s much larger menu and create a fun atmosphere for all.

The restaurant is nationally known as the home of the “World’s Largest Hamburger Challenges”. It started with a 2lb. hamburger challenge with homemade buns baked in a coffee can, and “the rest is history”. The restaurant now serves a 2 lb burger, 3 lb burger, 6 lb burger, 15 lb burger, 50 lb burger and 100 lb burger.

The restaurant has been featured on The Food Network, Travel Channel, Tony Danza Show, Good Morning America, Today Show, David Letterman’s Top 10, and Country Fried Home Videos on the Country Music Channel.

The kids (and Justin), of course, are going to try the burger challenge! I don’t think any one of them will finish it, but it will be fun watching them try. Denny has emailed saying that he is looking forward to being interviewed by the kids.

The Best Restaurant In The World

Friday, June 5th, 2009



Today (June 5, 2009) I went 2 the best restaurant  in the world. It’s called, “Joe’s Gizzard City.” We orderd Fried gizzards (The muscle of a chicken stomach), Frinkies (fried twinkies), Fried cheese cake, Fried batterdogs (hotdogs), fried oreos, fried cookie dough, fried elephant ears, fried Big Joenuts (doughnuts), fried Nutter Butter Bars, and the Triple D burger.  The ceiling looks like whipped cream it was awsome. Joe kindly took the time to let my cousin Matt, my sister Ashley and I interview him, he had many good stories and advice for us. The service was outstanding, you have 2 visit this place. If your planning on coming you should come to the “Gizzard fest” in June, its June 12th, 13th, and 14th. You definatly will fell right at home  in  “Joe’s Gizzard City”.        ~ JORDEN~

I love gizzerds

Friday, June 5th, 2009


Joe, the owner of Joe’s Gizzard City, with Ashley, me and Jorden.

Today was one of the best days of my life”so far”. We had fried BIG JOE NUTS.I got to interview joe .joe  was very cool  and calm as we ask questions .he tought us good life lessons and skills. such as money cant buy happiness .servis was exilent ,it made you feel at  home. thank you for your hospitality.over an out .Matt a.k.a ttammatt

Joe’s Gizzards

Friday, June 5th, 2009


Me, Matt and Jorden at Joe’s Gizzard City in Potterville, MI.

Today we went to joes gizzard city and ate a bunch of fried food!  We ate big  joe nuts there! and we ate gizzards and they tasted very very yummy! we also ate fried twinkies, fried hot dogs ,fried hamburgers ,fried nutty bars ,fried oreos fried cheese cake, fried cookie dough and it all tasted great 🙂 we also interviewed joe and he was super nice. It was so cool there because it is a restaurant that fries everything!