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Sep 15, 2019 - Milton S. Hershey

Today we went back into Hershey and toured the museum that tells the Hershey story. Very interesting that Hershey chocolate is made with fresh milk, the only manufacturer who does. He located in this area due to the number of dairy farms including his own that would supply that milk. We participated in the chocolate lab and learned about different types of cocoa beans, how chocolate is made here and some taste tests of the various beans. That was fun. The museum has lots of information about the development of Hershey chocolate and the...

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Sep 13, 2019 - James Buchanan’s Wheatland

We went into Lancaster and did not go to the Amish area but to the home of the 15th president, James Buchanan. He is known as one of the worst US presidents due to his inaction at outbreak of secession, he just did not know what to do about the slavery issue and the southern states, so he chose inaction and left the problem to his successor Abraham Lincoln. However, ironically due to his various diplomatic and elected representative posts he was one of the “most qualified” presidents (on paper) to ever be elected. His home in Wheatland has...

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Sep 12, 2019 - Harrisburg State capitol and state museum

Today we saw 3 mile island as we drove to Harrisburg and later read more about it in the history museum. Makes one understand just how threatening that leak would have been to the nearby population centers. It looks as if 2 of the 3 stacks are now operational. We paid at the parking meter with the help of another couple who were figuring out how to work it too. Had to use an app on the phone to pay for parking. We went to the Capitol building and I got my book stamped, we had toured it many years ago and we walked around some of the floors...

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Sep 11, 2019 - Hershey rv show

There is a large crowd at the arena which is where the largest RV show is held. A nice venue as the vendors are mainly inside and the RV's are outside. We had to walk a ways to get into the show. We don't think it's as big as the Tampa show - will have to compare in January. There were no high end RV's! No American Eagles to see, only one Dream. Had a good conversation with a knowledgeable salesman in the American Dream about windshield. He's been in the business many years and says it’s most likely the molding above and not the windshield...

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Sep 9, 2019 - Elizabethtown

No direct route through Harrisbug, Hwy 15 is divided and will be an interstate soon but once you are at Harrisburg we took all sorts of twists and turns to get to the KOA that is in the countryside and Elizabethtown that has and old downtown. Large park and we are in a back in section and do have Dish. The couple next to us are from Ontario and by the end of the week had decided to trade their new gas Tiffin for an Airstream. Hard to believe but they are very nice. The traeger temperature sensor was there at check in and Ray spent the best...

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Oct 8, 2016 - Elizabethtown, PA

My cousin Mark has asked me why we make RV park reservations, and this time we waited too long to call for reservations for Columbus Day weekend. We didn't get our 1st, 2nd or 3rd choice of RV Parks; we took what was available between Hershey and Lancaster County. There is but one building in Hershey, PA, the post office. And it is currently closed for renovations. The area around the Hershey's Chocolate World is Derry Township, population 26,700 spread out in an area that is residential and agricultural. Stepping into Chocolate World is...

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New England 2016

May 2, 2014 - Elizabethtown, PA

It seems as if we have been ready to travel for weeks. The weather has not cooperated. Today we are finally on our way. We return to TW Howells for breakfast. I say we return because we had our send-off breakfast two days ago. Our plan is to travel to Gettysburg, PA today. We do not make it. We have a very nice ride across Southern New Jersey. It feels right to be leaving in the spring. The grass is green. The tulips are in bloom. The trees are in flower. We see two hawks up close. It is going to be a good trip! We cross the Delaware...

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Oct 1, 2013 - Day 24

Back in Pennsylvania -- southern this time. Near Hershey, although I don't smell chocolate. The plan was to go to Gettysburg but our totally dysfunctional government has seen fit to shut everything down. Not sure if things will open up in time for us to visit the places we came here for, but we will make the best of it. The drive here was interesting, I guess you could call it. We came down through the Delaware Water Gap National Park. The road was open but all facilities were closed. The drive was very pretty, not only there but most of...

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New England 2013

Oct 1, 2010 - Out Of The Rain

Well the forecasted Tropical Rain Storm rolled in about 1:30 last night and was still going strong when I woke up around 6:30. Not wanting to get wet I figured might as well lay around until it slowed up a bit, which it finally did around 8:00. It never really did stop completely and by the time we pulled out it had started to pound down again, and the drive across New York State into Pennsylvania was done in rain. Just after crossing into Pa. we turned off onto Hway 209 and worked our way southwest through Mechanicsburg etc. and eventually...

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