Here are a few more pictures from our road trip to Maryland last month. I had a senior moment as I tried to remember whether or not I'd already posted them. Apparently not!
On the way down, we took a side trip to Hershey, Pennsylvania, where the streetlights have covers that look like Hershey's Kisses...
I want to live on a street called Chocolate Avenue!
We visited The Hershey Story museum on Chocolate Avenue. I thought it was lovely, and very interesting.
My eye was drawn to a Reese's display, since I am a fan of the chocolate/peanut butter combination. Hershey bought Reese's in 1963.
I love all the chocolatey tones.
And I insisted on visiting Café Zooka.
I had a very tasty grilled veg panini, and the richest hot chocolate concoction I've ever tasted. It was like a melted chocolate bar with whipped cream and cinnamon! Delicious, but I couldn't finish it. Gordon helped me out a bit.
I love the chocolatey-looking granite table tops.
Gordon spurned chocolate and had a very good vanilla milkshake instead.
The museum was a nice break from the interstate and we enjoyed our visit there. I learned a lot about Milton Hershey. I hadn't known he was such a philanthropist. And he modelled the town of Hershey after the town of Bourneville, England, which is home to the Cadbury chocolate company.
On the way home from Maryland, we visited the Indian Echo Caverns in Hummelstown, PA. My expectations weren't high, but the caves were quite beautiful!
The caverns were home to the Pennsylvania Hermit, William (Amos) Wilson, for the last 19 years of his life. I cannot imagine living in a cave for that long, although he did get out to work in the daytime. He was found dead in the cave in 1821, apparently of natural causes.
Our last stop was an overnight in Cortland, New York. This is the area around the rest stop about a half hour south of Cortland.
Gordon presents some New York state tourism literature.
Have a good weekend! We are off to a wedding today, at a sugar shack in Rigaud, Quebec. The weather is spectacular today, which is good because I think the wedding is outdoors.
Congratulations Marie-Emmanuelle and Patrick!