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Chocolate and flowers

Our day trip in Hershey on Tuesday was a typical Juli and Wayne Adventure.  We drove along 422 westward and I was looking for the famous Hershey Kiss streetlights.  I asked Wayne to pull over and let me take pictures of them despite some traffic. 

We went to Chocolate World and rode the behind-the-scenes ride with the singing cows ("It's the milk chocolate! Moo!  Moo!  Moo!") and ate some chocolate.  We walked through the gift shop and  Wayne got a package of green tea Hershey bars that are actually really tasty.  I got a Resse's Whipps bar, which I am eating right now.  It's like a peanut butter Three Musketeers. Yum.

Then we went tried to go over to the Hershey Museum but we got lost in the maze of parking lots.  The museum was mostly about Milton Hershey and his factory, but also included a collection of Native American artifacts and some Pennsylvania Dutch stuff that Hershey purchased during his lifetime to start a museum.  I learned all sorts of interesting stuff about making chocolate and that Milton Hershey and his wife were supposed to be on the Titanic and even paid a deposit but ended up sailing earlier on another ship, the ship that radioed the Titanic to warn about icebergs. 

There was also this gigantic  clock that everyone was making a big fuss over.  It was Pennsylvania Dutch-made and had this procession of the apostles being blessed by Jesus, three Marys and a little Satan that popped out four times and a bunch of photos of important clergymen from Reading.  Very strange indeed and yet quite a draw to watch it.

After the museum we went to the Hershey Gardens, next to the Hotel Hershey (where I will some day go for a chocolate massage).  The guy at the info desk of Chocolate World said it was kind of lame right now unless you're into Spring flowers.  We went anyway and took a bunch of goofy pictures.


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May. 1st, 2008 06:15 pm (UTC)
Cool! I had heard that the town smells like chocolate. Is that true?
May. 1st, 2008 06:18 pm (UTC)
YES! It's AWESOME. It's not the whole town, just the area right around the factory and parks.
May. 1st, 2008 06:51 pm (UTC)
Ah, that makes sense. :)
May. 1st, 2008 06:21 pm (UTC)
Oh, Juli, FAB and FUN!!! I love your adventures - thank you for this recap!

And I was doing just fine not craving chocolate until you mentioned "green tea Hershey bars." Beyotch.
May. 1st, 2008 06:38 pm (UTC)
You know, six came in the box... if I had an address, one might mysteriously appear and you could enjoy one square at a time.

The wrapper is in some Asian language... I've never seen them before.

May. 1st, 2008 06:42 pm (UTC)
I AM NOT LISTENING. Girl, you KNOW I'm on a diet!

Smooches, though.
May. 1st, 2008 06:21 pm (UTC)
btw, I lived in Wyomissing for two years and my family NEVER visited Hershey! My parents were of the "a family adventure = going to the grocery store" model. :/
May. 1st, 2008 06:39 pm (UTC)
Oooh, the grocery store. I'll be grocery shopping in Wyomissing this evening!
May. 1st, 2008 06:33 pm (UTC)
I think I gained a few pounds just from a few pictures!

The last cow picture reminds me of a trip to Toronto when they had Moose in the streets (like Cows on Parade, Canadian style.)
May. 1st, 2008 06:40 pm (UTC)
I didn't even post all of the chocolate pictures! That store is seriously dangerous.
May. 1st, 2008 09:35 pm (UTC)
Hi, you don't know me but I found your entry by browsing through my f-list's f-lists (if that makes sense), sort of like a six degrees of separation thing. I would love to visit the Hershey factory some day so I loved reading your entry. Do you mind if I friend you?
May. 1st, 2008 09:55 pm (UTC)
Love the avatar... sure, friend me.
May. 2nd, 2008 12:09 am (UTC)
OMG, those pictures at the end are hilarious! I seriously think you should frame them and put a goofy arrangement up somewhere in your house! (I'm referring to the funny cow and pig pictures.) That sounds like a lot of fun! Someday I may have to check out that town.
May. 2nd, 2008 03:18 am (UTC)
There's another one where Wayne is sitting on a little stone rooster but I thought that would invite comments about Wayne and his cock, so I held that one back.
May. 2nd, 2008 03:19 am (UTC)
LMAO! Too funny! But now you HAVE to post the picture of Wayne and his cock!
May. 2nd, 2008 03:26 am (UTC)
May. 2nd, 2008 09:49 am (UTC)
Great pics, looks like lots of fun! Where was that at?
May. 2nd, 2008 12:49 pm (UTC)
Hershey, Pennsylvania. Chocolate World, Hershey Museum and Hershey Gardens.
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