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Hershey Weekend

22 May

 

The summer is about to start and one of my favorite things to do during the summer is to take long drives on Saturday. This summer I am planning on taking some full weekend trips as well. As I am self employed as a cleaning service provider and have a regular routine of customers that I do, it makes it difficult for me to take time off. Weekends are like gold to me and I always try to make the best of them. It has been over 15 years since I started doing this and have not taken a real vacation since I started.

This past weekend I took a trip to Hershey Pennsylvania.

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Leaving Friday afternoon right after my last job to the hotel in Harrisburg expecting the drive to take about seven hours with a final drive time of eight and a half hours due to multiple traffic issues. Not really a big deal as I enjoy driving.

A good nights sleep and then a day of fun at Chocolate World. A little ride through the making of chocolate from bean to packaged product. Then a 3D movie with the Hershey characters to save the chocolate factory. After the movie I took the trolley tour of Hershey town. I got to hear the history of Milton Hershey and how he had started four candy companies that went bankrupt before he had a successful candy company. That company almost went bankrupt as well but got saved by a company from England making a large order that got him out of debt. Continued orders from England got him into making profit. The candy that he sold was caramels.

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After some time in Chocolate World learning about the history of Mr Hershey and the company itself it was off to the amusement park for some fun and laughs.

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The park is full of rides including eleven rollercoasters

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For me I stayed away from the more thrilling rides and took the more calming rides for me.

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This was more my speed. It is a short elevator type ride that rotates as it goes up and down and give the rider a full panoramic view of the park and surrounding area.

After a full day at the park and a lot of fun and memories it was back to the hotel for a good nights sleep before the ride back home.  The day was very nice, not to warm with just a bit of overcast.

The ride home took another eight hours but it was a very nice day so the drive was fun. All in all it was a fun weekend and I am looking forward to the coming summer. 

Thank you for reading.  Forrest

 
3 Comments

Posted by on May 22, 2014 in Life as it is

 

3 responses to “Hershey Weekend

  1. CeeLee

    May 28, 2014 at 1:40 am

    I’m so happy you were able to go. 15 years is an awful long time, don’t wait so long in the future! You sound a lot like me. 😉

    What a great place to go. As a chocolate lover myself, I couldn’t have chosen a better vacation. Ive been wanting to take the trip for longer than I care to admit.

    And it looked like so much fun…except for the spinning elevator ride.

    That you can keep. LoL I’m not my prettiest when heights and spinning are involved.

     
    • Forrest

      May 28, 2014 at 2:08 am

      15 years is a long time to go without going away. This was only a weekend trip for me, left on friday home on sunday, but it was very much needed. I have a few other weekend trips planned for the summer as well as continuing my Saturday drives through the New Hampshire.

      Hershey is a place I have wanted to go to my self for many years and I am glad that I finally got out and went there.I had a great time.

      I live a kind of solitary life and I enjoy that very much. At times I think it is odd for some one to travel alone and that thought has kept me from doing much in my life. I am trying to think differently on the matter and going out to see more.

       
      • CeeLee

        May 28, 2014 at 2:37 am

        You know all too well ( because I’ve worn the topic out) that I’m an introvert. I prefer to avoiding the crowds and shy away from socializing because I’m not that good at it.

        Doing so absolutely wears me out. But my introversion comes at a price. It’s kept me from doing things and going places that I would’ve liked. I regret not doing them despite the energy required if I had.

        You got out, gave yourself and your brain a break and had a blast, if I’m not mistaken. Since it was a success, please consider doing it more often. I can tell it did you good. 🙂

        Next time? Bring me some chocolate 😉

         

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