Friday, July 2, 2010

Road Trip with Nana, Hershey PA and Pennsylvania Dutch Country

After leaving Harpers Ferry we headed for Hershey Pennsylvania to tour the factory and museums.  This was such a cute town...the street lamps are in the shape of Hershey kisses. 

The factory tour is really a manufactured ride, but still tells the story of how Hershey chocolate is made from bean to wrapped product.  Little J was especially excited to see the tour after having done so much research about chocolate for our family fun night awhile back.  When you leave the ride you get a little Hershey bar...which the kids ate while we rode again, and again.  We ate lunch at the cafe and for dessert did a chocolate tasting...well worth the cost!

Tips- You can tour the "factory" for free, but have to pay for the Museum.  We decided to pay for the Museum and it was actually pretty good. 

After leaving Hershey, we headed for Lancaster county PA or Amish country.  Talk about picturesque!  It was Sunday, so most of the shops were closed, but the locals were out and about enjoying their family and friends. 

We stayed at a wonderful hotel with huge rooms.  After the kids were in bed and my mom and I were relaxing, we happened to look out our window.  What we saw was magical...there in the dark over the corn fields were hundreds and hundreds of glowing fireflies.  It was breathtaking.  So much so, that I actually went and took Little J from his bed to see them.  Unfortunately, my camera (probably more my skills) could not take a picture worthy of this site. 

We stayed for a bit the next day and enjoyed some shopping and delicious, family style lunch.


Linking to:  ABC and 123


Julia said...

I love Lancaster! It is so beautiful there and the food is absolutely incredible. We didn't get to explore much while we were there, but I'm hoping to go again next year and spend more time taking in all the sights!

Ticia said...

Hee hee, I missed your posting this and linking it up to ABC & 123, and just saw it back here.

Can I go on the next road trip with Nana? It looks like a lot of fun.