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Monday, October 24, 2016

Back in PA.

Hershey Preserve Thousand Trails
Lebanon,  PA

We left the Casowasco camp and retreat on October 15.   As we had reservations starting October 16 we needed a spot to overnight.   This is just a short 17 miles from here.

There is a section of the parking lot that is wide open.  We saw three others RVs parked there.  So, we found a nice spot where we would be able to open the slides and pulled in.  We went to in check with security.  We asked the gentleman at the desk if we could overnight.  He said sure.  We told him we were told to check with security.  He took out a piece of paper and made a check mark on it and said "done".   He also told us each to get a Players Card and we would get a prime rib and seafood buffet for free.  Alrighty then.

We set up the rig for the night, went back in and got our cards.  Then we kindly lost $5.00 at the slots to offset the free parking and two free meals.  Seemed the least we could do.  The absolute least.

The next morning we returned to Hershey Preserve.  We find it best to go to a TT park either Sunday mornings or Tuesday or Wednesday.  Otherwise it could be a challenge to find a suitable site.  On this Sunday we really hit pay dirt.   A wide open site, lots of room.  By Thursday night the campground was packed.

The granddaughters visited for the weekend.   What a weekend it was.  Having school off on Friday, we got them on Thursday night.   Friday we went to one of their favorite places.  CABELAS.  On Saturday we went to Hershey Chocolate World.   This is a free venue.....you hop on a moving car that takes you on a ride through the process of making chocolate.  At that end of the ride, everyone gets a free sample.  Being close to Halloween the kids also were given a bag and told to walk around the gift shop and more candy would be given out.  Nice.

Back at the campground, last weekend and this coming weekend is their Halloween event, including Trick or Treating.   We were not prepared for this so we took a quick run to Walmart for candy and outfitted the girls as best we could:

Len walked campground with them.  I handed out candy.  Having just about 110 pieces, I was left with an empty bowl fast.

After church yesterday we took the girls home.

Today we drove about 30 miles over to Intercourse, PA to one of our favorite places.  Kitchen Kettle Village.  Got a lot of Christmas shopping done.

This is Mennonite and Amish country.   This is why Len is not Amish, dusty plowing using old fashioned horse power.

And this is why I'm not Amish.......


  1. I have always wanted to go to Hershey Chocolate World. One day.
    Oh my gosh...you had 110 pieces of candy in an RV park and ran out.
    I love the reason you and Len aren't Amish...what a hoot.

  2. With all the new casinos in PA, more options for overnighting. Love chocolate world more than the park :)

  3. And you continue to live this RV life adventure! Love the area you're in, as well as the crisp fall mornings! Looking forward to the next installment!

  4. I hang my wash on the line when the weather is nice. The dryer really uses up the kilowatts.

  5. Love the header picture. Looks like a really nice RV Park and the girls are growing so fast.

  6. I'm with Marsha...would love to visit Hershey and experience the chocolate!!