It's winter break in Westport, Connecticut and we're hanging out having a staycation. I'm all for staycations... but I insist that we become tourists while we're chilling at home over break. Tuesday we had a big trifecta adventure with Judy. The second part of our trifecta was a brief visit to the world of Pez.
We went to the Pez Visitor Center in Orange, Connecticut. Actually, it's the U.S. headquarters and factory where they make this wonderfully fun candy. We saw the history and collections of Pez (do you know what Pez stands for???) Learn more HERE. I was surprised how few of my nutmeg friends knew about this great gem. Then I discovered that the visitor center only opened a few years ago - in December 2011 - so it's still relatively new. I've been wanting to visit it ever since I learned about it. I'm so glad we went!
Secundogeniture poses by the Pokemon Pez dispensers.
Judy posed by the Pez girl get-up from the 1950s.
I posed by the different candy refills and flavors. Guess how many pieces of candy come in each dispenser. (Did you guess twelve?)
If that's not enough candy for your sweet tooth, how about this giant oversized Pez dispenser at the entrance of the Visitors Center?
If you're in Connecticut, I highly recommend making the stop and checking out this whimsical, nostalgic filled tour. It's at exit 41 of I-95 - so you probably go right past it when you're driving through Connecticut. It takes about 35 minutes to take in everything the Visitors Center has to offer. Please stop. You'll be glad you did!