Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sunday, September 16th: Happy anniversary to Dean & Valerie today, and happy birthday to my dad. It was a lazy day today, mostly catching up on reading forums and I read some books on my ipad.

We spent most of last week at Pennsylvania Dutch Country Resort at Manheim, PA. It is a Passport America and Thousand Trails resort, so we got it for half-price. Again, an older resort, nothing fancy, which is fine with us, but there could be some fixing up done, road maintenance, etc. There are a lot of seasonals there, some of which looked like they had been there since day one. It was pretty quiet though, except for the gun club noise about a mile away. I thought the place was okay, Curt wasn't impressed. Curt did RV repairs and washed the RV and the Jeep, while I did cleaning inside and baked cookies and washed clothes.

Friday we left about noon and went to Palmyra, about 5 miles from Hershey, and stopped at Walmart. They said we could park along the outside of the lot so we parked and then unhitched and went to Hershey so we could find the RV show  and see if our RV could make it there, etc. It cost $10 each to get in, so we decided we would wait until Saturday for that, but we were able to see some of the rigs they had outside; most of them were locked. The roads into the arena and parking would be kind of hard for the RV, so we decided we would just go back in the morning with the Jeep. When we got back to Palmyra Walmart, there were a couple of motorhomes parked in the lot with this. By the time we went to bed Friday night, there were 4 other motorhomes, a minihome and a travel trailer parked in the lot, along with a bread truck and a Walmart semi.

Saturday we went back to the RV show and paid $10 each to get in. They had some seminars regarding full timing RV and RV insurance that we went to. Also a solar panel one. There were lots of vendors inside and outside, and lots and lots of campers/trailers/motorhomes to look through. For the prices of the new ones, we couldn't really find anything that we really liked. The larger ones just seem to get fancier and waste space. I don't want mirrored ceilings and 2 bathrooms to clean.

After walking around for hours, I wanted to go to Hershey Chocolate World and go through their chocolate tour. The tour was free and fun and we got some free chocolate at the end (yum). We found a cache in the area and a challenge.

The weather has been in the 70's this week, lows in the 50's.

 We were able to ride in seats that took us through the made-up factory area. It was a good tour. 

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