On the road with Ed and Judie travel blog

Open cart

Enclosed sides on this one

Drying clothes in the drizzle

Amish woman driving her cart

Clean White barn

Nice Amish Farm

The other form of Transportation

The scooters have big tires

Ed at the entrance to Chocolate world

Chocolate World Figures

The street lights of Hershey PA

The observation tower has Kiss shaped viewing windows

Yes, Chocolate and Cocoa streets

Interesting building

A covered bridge

and, another

Another cool farm

An old Grist mill

Strasberg PA Railroad Engine

Sunday morning we decided it would be a good day to visit Hershey PA and tour the Hershey plant. It is about a 45 minute drive to Hershey and we went through the back roads to see more of the country side. When we arrived in Hershey, we went to the Hershey Chocolate World and took the animated ride through the imaginary production of a Hershey Bar. It was designed like a Disney ride starting in Cocoa fields and going through the production of chocolate to the Hershey Bar. It was interesting and the only free venue in Hershey. We were disappointed that all the other activities from the tram around the plant to the Hershey Museum required a fee.

On our way back to camp, we went to Strasburg to look at the Strasburg Rail-Road. There are train rides several times a day which are 45 minute ride through the Amish country side. We looked at some of the old cars and went through some of the buildings and exhibits. Back to the trailer and a nice steak dinner in the delightful weather, sitting outside.

Monday, after a leisurely morning, we went shopping around the area. It included the towns of Intercourse, Bird-in-Hand, East Earl, and New Holland. We stopped at the ‘The Good Store’ in East Earl which carries everything for the Amish. It resembled a small Walmart, with competitive prices. We ate lunch at the Shady Maple which was recommended to us back in Accord NY. It was a very large buffet which seems to be the favorite way of eating in the area. We checked out furniture stores, as we were looking for a new chair for the trailer. We found an Amish made swivel glider in cherry wood that we liked and picked it up on Tuesday. After our buffet lunch we ate a light dinner of left over’s.

Wednesday morning we drove to a neighboring town so Judie could get some Triple Flex pills to help her tender hip. She has been limping and finds it tough to carry weight on her right hip. With her achy left foot, and limping on her right hip, she’s moving a little slow!!

Judie was able to shop for a Amish quilt, and bought a 42 X 42 wall hanging quilt called ‘Autumn Leaves’. It’s a great remembrance of being in Lancaster during the changing fall colors.

In the afternoon, we enjoyed more traveling throughout the countryside to see covered bridges, Amish Farms, and farm animals. We also picked up our new chair and repacked the truck to include the lounge chair to return to Redding storage. We had one last dinner spot to try in the area. We went to Plain and Fancy in Intercourse for dinner. They serve Amish style, which seats you with others at a table and then serving family style with platters of food place on the table. Several meats, vegetables and starches before 2 choices of deserts. We were placed with a couple from Canada and a visiting business man from Philadelphia. We had great conversation with the group and learned of more places to visit along our way. We frequently learn of places to visit from people we meet. It’s one of the pleasures of this lifestyle.

Wednesday morning we start our way southeast to Washington D.C. via West Virgina and an overnight stay in Virgina.

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