The Alvrez's and the Chocolate Factory

Trip Start Aug 13, 2007
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Trip End Nov 12, 2007


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Monday, August 27, 2007

We actually managed to get away before our intended time today, but our head start didn't last, not too worry. We stopped for lunch at the 'Cracker Barrel' restaurant in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, which was really delicious. Told the kids we were going to the Hershey chocolate factory www.hersheys.com/chocolateworld/ today, which has helped them stay motivated in the car. Kate asked us if we had to have a 'golden ticket' to get into the factory (like in Charlie & the Chocolate factory) and is very concerned that we won't be able to take photos. When we got to the Chocolate World parking lot it was PACKED! People everywhere & very touristy looking. We went on the free chocolate factory tour first. Basically you jump into these cars on conveyor belts and go past a cheesy, but fun factory tour (not a real factory, just a mock up - I mean what kind of factory has singing cows...?!) in which you see the chocolate making process. At the end you smile for the camera toting animatronic cow and get your photo taken - then you are fleeced like a sheep if you want to buy a copy of that photo! Once off the ride you are handed a small packet of Hershey 'Kissables' - which Josh & Kate very enthusiastically gobbled. After the tour we went and saw a 3D movie with dancing chocolate bars and special effects like rain, smoke & the grand finale of streamers dropping out of nowhere - Kate said it was 'Awesome' and both of them seemed to enjoy it. We had to do the tourist thing and get our family photo put on to the wrapper of a bar of chocolate too. We stayed the night in Kinzers, Pennsylvania www.roamerscampground.com another Amish town. Not long after we arrived, an Amish woman & her two children arrived with their horse & cart selling produce, so we bought a HUGE watermelon for $4.
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toni67
toni67 on

just like being there
Morning all.Tracey just loving your blogs, it is just like we are there with you(wish we were!!).Keep up the wonderful work. Saw Jan and baby Mason, he is so beautiful, and Jan sends her love to you both, and loves reading your blogs too.
God Bless. LOve the Burrens
Say special hi to Katie, from Ruthie
xxxxx

mobilly
mobilly on

Grandfather Mountain
Like you we loved Both kentucky , and Virginia .
Sounds like you didn't pay $2 ech to go up grandfather mountain.
My friend Anna who came from Virginia was a Fullbright scholar at W.S Intermediate.

Our Highlight was staying a week in the blue mountains with her parents.
The other 3 in our group often went to Mac donalds while I would stay home and have a boiled egg and a thin piece of bread and butter.

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