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2009/220: Vacation, Part 7

We decided to go to Hershey, Pennsylvania since it wasn’t too far out of the way, and that’s where we were on Sunday, July 5, 2009.
There wasn’t enough time to go to the amusement park, and we only went to Chocolate World. We took the tour through the “factory” first, and then the girls got to package up their own Hershey Kisses at Hershey’s Factory Works. Of course we browsed through the shops, too, and bought some chocolate!

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From there we went on to Baltimore, Maryland where we ate lunch (Greg was dying to eat crabs!! YUCK!) and then visited Greg’s brother for a while. Unfortunately our sister-in-law and nephew were in Maine on vacation and we didn’t get to see them.

Our next stop was Frederick, Maryland. If I could live anywhere in the world, this would be the place! I actually lived there for a little over a year and still miss it.
We stopped at Carroll Creek Park, which was still under construction when we moved to Texas. It’s a really nice park with lots of restaurants and shops, a “river walk” and beautiful bridges and artwork. All the artwork you see here is painted onto the bridge and the walls, even the stones and ivy were painted.

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10 responses

  1. dalia

    that is just lovely! I would love to go there.
    And I would Love to go to hershey!!!—yum!!!!
    I think all the chocolate companies should have theme parks!! LOL

    8. August, 2009 at 07:39

  2. doreen3boys

    I think I remember pics of river walk……….or was it Melanie? I remember the discussion about it anyway, lol. Gosh, you had such a packed to rim vacation……….were the girls disappointed when it was over?

    8. August, 2009 at 08:46

  3. plainmama

    Another fun adventure! I think I have been to Frederick, MD and it is a beautiful little place.

    8. August, 2009 at 17:19

  4. How beautiful! Much, much nicer than the types of things people paint on the city walls here! 😯

    8. August, 2009 at 23:57

  5. It was nice getting to know you in Frederick!! My SIL studied under the artist that painted Caroll Creek. I love it there and am glad we got to look at it last year.

    9. August, 2009 at 02:16

  6. Doreen, Melanie used to live there, and posted pics on the board.
    It’s always a little disappointing when a vacation is over.

    9. August, 2009 at 05:04

  7. That bridge is sooo cool! I wouldn’t of know the statue was painted from the photo, the birds – maybe.

    9. August, 2009 at 09:59

  8. I guess I need to add Frederick, MD to my list of places I want to see! Wonderful pics!

    9. August, 2009 at 10:15

  9. Hey, I was at Chocolate World yesterday! I saw the place where the kids could do those kisses. Great shot and I’ll have some mine up later this week.

    BTW…white chocolate Kit Kat bars…VERY GOOD!

    Did you pick up one of those 5 pound Hershey Chocolate bars? 🙂

    When I visited Baltimore, I devoured a few crab cakes myself. On this trip, I found a very good seafood and steak restaurant in Harrisburg right on the river called the Rock Bass Grill. Highly recommended if you or anyone makes a stop at Hershey for a few days.

    10. August, 2009 at 08:49

  10. Can’t wait to see your pictures, Scott.
    Never tried white chocolate Kit Kat Bars… and we didn’t pick up any of the 5-lb Hershey bars, either! LOL

    10. August, 2009 at 11:36

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