It was cold and overcast as we started driving at 7:45 to Hershey, PA for the weekend. Arrived at 13:00 and had lunch in W Palmyra at Funck's Restaurant, where we tried the local chicken, corn and rivel soup. Rivel is riced egg noodles, more like tiny dumplings.
Back to check into the Hershey Lodge.
|Chocolate Avenue with Kisses street lights|
|Hershey Lodge sign with a Kiss|
|This end of the large pool had basketball nets to each side|
(seen only on the left side in this photo)
|The Sand Castle Spray Zone|
|The Lighthouse Zero-entry Pool (the ramp for wheelchairs is beyond|
the umbrella shower); note the buckets hanging from the lighthouse,
which are constantly being filled with water and when full,
they dump onto unsuspecting bathers below
|The Twizzler Twist Waterslides can be seen outside;|
you access them from the stairs, and exit to the right
Yes, now there is snow outside!
|Dylan on the Reese's Water Walk|
|Pete on the Reese's Water Walk|
|Dylan warms up by the fire in the Cocoa Beanery|
We drove to neighboring Hummelstown for the highly rated breakfast place, Bill's Restaurant.
|Bill's Restaurant, Hummelstown, PA|
|Pete works on his second Belgian waffle with whipped cream|
We then went to Hershey's Chocolate World, which replaced the tour of the actual chocolate factory in 1973.
|Chocolate World entrance. with copies of the|
iconic Hershey chimneys to the left
|The character Reese with Reese's|
Peanut Butter Cup packages
|The character Kiss with hundreds of Kisses|
|Erich, Dylan, Pete, Tamiko (KSS)|
|A Caligo memnon/Owl Butterfly enjoys some grapefruit (KSS)|
|Battus philenor/Pipeline Swallowtail Butterfly (KSS)|
|Cacao pod from which the cocoa beans are|
harvested to make chocolate (somewhere along
the way cacao becomes cocoa!)
|A male Papilio aegeus/Orchard Swallowtail or Large Citrus Butterfly (KSS)|
|Looks like this Papilio polyxenes/Black Swallowtail Butterfly|
just keeled over (KSS)
|Chrysalises, where metamorphosis occurs|
|Attacus atlas/Atlas Moth, who emerged just today|
|Heliconius ismenius/Tiger-striped Longwing Butterfly (KSS)|
|Heliconius melpomene/Postman Butterfly (KSS)|
|Siproeta epaphus/Rusty-tipped Page (KSS)|
|An Owl Butterfly Banquet|
|Cocoa Pod and Beans (2018), a Stumpe collaboration|
|Dylan and Pete ride the dolphins|
|The Hershey Lodge lobby|
|The Hershey Lodge lobby fireplace (open on four sides!)|
Happy President's Day! Unfortunately, Erich and the boys had to leave early.
Kent and I went to Duck Donuts for breakfast.
|Duck donuts (these belong to a family!) are cake donuts that|
are decorated to order with choice of icing, toppings and drizzle
|The Xplor-o-scope, an interactive contraption|
in the museum lobby
|Crystal torchère that Hershey purchased in 1901|
|We were reminded that Wilt Chamberlain scored his|
record-high 100 points when the Philadelphia
Warriors played in the Hershey Arena against
the New York Knicks
Afterwards, we continued southeast to Media, PA.