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The Sweetest Place On Earth, Hershey, PA

I just came off of the best break I had in a very long time. As I mentioned, I went on a road trip with my Mother and Bernie to Hershey, the Amish Country and Gettysburg. The reason for this trip was to attend a conference for the veterans of the USS Lake Champlain CV-39. I sure did meet a lot of nice people and learned a lot on how it was like to live about the USS Lake Champlain. This ship was three football fields long and seventeen stories high. Bernie was a rescue diver on this ship from 1952-1955. It seems as though that these men and women formed a close bond with each other and I really enjoyed listening to all of their stories.

Today I will start with some photos of Hershey, PA. I never realized that Hershey was way more than just about candy! Hershey has a museum, amusement park and the Milton Hershey School. The candy is awesome and the place smells great also, if you love chocolate like me!

Hershey's Chocolate Soldier!

Hershey Cows! You can't have chocolate without the milk!

Milton Hershey and his wife Catherine in 1909 started a boarding school for orphan boys because they could not have children themselves. Today the school is still open and still provides free schooling for orphan children and underprivileged boys and girls from the grades of kindergarten through grade twelve. We went on a tour of this school and it was amazing how well these children are taken care of. The campus is beautiful and most of the children go on to further education!

If you ever have a chance to go to Hershey, I would highly recommend visiting the school. To learn how much that Mr. & Mrs. Hershey gave back to their community is truly amazing.

I did not see any animals in Hershey to photograph, but I did get some in the Amish Country, I will show you those tomorrow!


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

It sounds like you had a great time. Chocolate-lovers heaven - that's Hershey. But what a wonderful thing they did with that school. Thanks for sharing that information withus - we didn't know about it before.

woos, the OP Pack

Sam said...

Your post brings back memories of that warm chocolaty smell. Yum!

Scooter said...

That sure looks like a fun place to go, we all love chocolate here. And....we can smell the smell of chocolate already....ummmmmmmmm

Dreamin chocolate

Sharon said...

I was there in August! It was great! The boys LOVED it!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

What he did is khwite special - he provided fur lots!

But we think he's far from happy with what has happened to H****** the khompany -

SO, did woo wave as woo passed by on Route 30?


Yas said...

Chocolate? Mommy's fav, especially hershey!! She never let me have any..but she makes it up with her home made peanut butter dog cookies!
Thanks for sharing the pics!


Chester said...

Wow! You were practically in my back yard! Well about an hour away but still CLOSE! I've never ridden the coasters there but Mom has many times. Glad you had a fun time. I have been to Gettysburg many times too.

PeeEss. I do not smell as good as Hershey.

Chester ;0=)

Maxmom said...

Lovely interesting post! Thanks for sharing it all with us.

Anonymous said...

I saw a t.v. program about Hershey not long ago and thought it would be an interesting place to visit.
Sounds like you all had a great time. Loved the pictures and the story about it.
Have a great day.

SquirrelQueen said...

I love chocolate, this sounds like a sweet trip. I didn't know about the school, what a wonderful thing they are doing.

The Silver Age Sara said...

That was so much fun! Chocolate has to be about my favorite thing to eat. I really enjoyed your post.