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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Hershey

Day two of my trip to Pennsylvania took me to a place where I swear I gained 5 pounds just entering town! :)  Mmmmm.... Hershey.  I can't wait to go back!!! I'm glad my brother and sister-in-law have now moved here.  What's not to love about a town that has these for light fixtures?

And roads named Cocoa and Chocolate?!  We started our day in Hershey with a visit to Hershey Gardens


In a word? Gorgeous!  And of course, I took a ton of pictures.  Here are just few of my favorites I took at the gardens....

See full size photos in my album here.

And my favorite flower picture:
I loved the perfect spiral in the middle.  Isn't it cool?!

After wandering around Hershey Gardens, we ate lunch and headed over to the Hershey Story.  We took a class at the Chocolate Labs....
Aren't the hats awesome?! lol

Where we learned how to taste chocolate and made our own candy bars:

My brother couldn't control himself and ate his upon walking out of the chocolate lab when he knew we were going to do this next....
Chocolate tasting.  He got his own tray.  Amy and I shared one.  And to quote my brother "he was going to earn his stomach ache!"  It was soooooo tasty.  I could seriously live on nothing but the Java region chocolate in liquid form.  Like drinking caramel vanilla chocolate.  Heavenly.  I know exactly where I will be heading after arriving at my brother's house next time I go visit!! :)

The rest of the Hershey Story is a big museum about how Hershey's chocolate came to be.  Really nice museum:
The picture is really blurry, but you can see some of the cool displays like the 12 foot crystal lamp!

After Hershey Story, we headed over to Chocolate World... the "sweetest place on Earth."  There was a LOT of chocolate there!!  We taunted my poor husband with pics like this:

This is just one small corner of the store!!! yikes!!!! :)

And then I bought some yummy stuff to send home to him.

I look definitely look forward to going back to Hershey and seeing some of the stuff I missed including Hershey Park and ZooAmerica.  Up next in my trip recap will be the Battlefield Tour -- Gettysburg, Valley Forge and Brandywine!

If you missed my first day, you can read about it here.

Thanks for hanging in for all the pics!! :)

7 comments:

Val said...

This looks like the best trip ever! What a fun place to visit :)

Cindy d said...

I must make a pilgrimage.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

OMYGOSH!!!! How FUN!!!! I have always wanted to go there! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

milkcan said...

That looks like the most delicious trip ever!

sarah said...

mmmmmmmmm.... chocolate!! :)

love the garden photos. you took some great shots of those flowers!

hugs!

Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

OMG, that looks like chocolate heaven. I definitely need to put that on my to-do list!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

How cool? A chocolate lab? I don't remember that, but it's been years since I've been there.

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