Rather than directly driving the 8+ hours back home after our visit in DC, Nate and I decided to stop a night in Pennsylvania to break up the journey.
Our main focus was to see the countryside and to stop by Hershey’s chocolate factory (because — let’s face it — chocolate is amazing), but we also were able to drive through York, PA… as I had hoped.
Sadly, we drove through really early in the morning, so I wasn’t able to try one of the fried pickles from the Central Market. (Trying fried pickles is kind of on my bucket list, because I LOVE pickles… and anything is good fried).
It was fun to walk through though. The market sold delicious homemade pies, pretzels, fried chicken, fresh fruit, and cookies. But Nate reminded me that it was still early… And I guess pie isn’t acceptable for breakfast anymore than fried pickles are.
Seriously, who made these rules anyway?
After our quick pit-stop, we drove straight to Hershey’s Chocolate World.
A world made out of chocolate? Hmmm, yeah, I’m SO there!
Nate and I were a little too excited about the factory tour, especially when we were told that we’d get a free candy-bar at the end of it. 😉 The tour was a 15-minute ride through a colorful, fake factory; so it was mostly geared towards kids. But it was interesting to learn about how Hershey’s chocolate is made.
And there were awesome singing cows throughout the ride. No lie, ever since the tour, Nate and I randomly break out into song, singing the tune they had belted out. “It’s the milk chocolate… Moo…moo… moo.”
I mean, if chocolate isn’t worth singing about, then what is???
AND then we drove home.
The end. 🙂
It was a really fun time away, but it sure is good to be back.