Wilson, NC to Hershey, PA, Wednesday the 24th March 2010
March 24th, 2010 by susan_dyer


We had a lot of miles to travel on Wednesday, so we grabbed a cup of coffee at the Jameson Inn and got right on the I-95 heading north.  It was another beautiful day so we didn’t have to worry about whether the wipers worked or not.  And since we were back on the second floor of a non-elevator building,  Jim made an appointment to look at yet another RV.  :)

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I didn’t take many pictures that day.  We have driven the I-95 so many times that you all know the journey by now.  Just before crossing the border into Virginia we passed the exit for Halifax (which is in Virginia)!    Who knew?  :)

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Richmond, VA

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We crossed the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge, passing from Virginia to Maryland. 

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…and after many more miles of highway…..

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….we crossed into Pennsylvania,  still hoping to see an RV in Willow Street, PA before dark. 

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We flew by York, which is where Sharon lives, but knowing that she was still back in Atlanta, we kept on going…

The bridge between the cities of York and Lancaster which are about 30 miles apart…

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These houses just appeared out of nowhere…

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Most of the 30 miles was farming country…

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Soon we were in Lancaster, the home of the Franklin and Marshall College…

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It is a quaint little city with lots of one way streets…

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…and in almost every window was an electric candle.  As in Christmas candle, but it was mid March!  At first we thought it was just an affectation of Lancaster, possibly a local religious thing…

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But we still had to get to Willow Street so we made our way to the RV dealer, parked, and just about froze as we walked around the lot.  The RV that Jim was interested in was terrible.  There certainly wasn’t any truth in the advertising contained in the printed description of the vehicle!  I didn’t even bother taking the camera out of the car.  After spending two hours that we will never get back, we made reservations at a motel in Hershey which was another 30 miles away. 

I just loved this old, brick, three story farm house…..

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In fact, lots of the farmhouses on the way to Hershey were large….

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Finally, at about 7:00 PM, we stopped in Hershey at a Days Inn located on CHOCOLATE Ave.!!  :)   This was the view from our window.  Not much of a view, but what I was trying to capture was the street light…  Look close….  :)

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Here, this should help!  The whole street had these lights….

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Across the street, I could just make out the Welcome to Hershey sign on the field…

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We checked in and tried to find a Bob Evans for supper, but by the time we figured out what our Tom Tom was saying, the place was closed.  So it was Pizza Hut pizza…again.  :)   After a long evening of doing laundry, we called it a night at midnight.  We had driven about 450 miles from Wilson to Hershey, with some side trips in between.

4 Responses  
  • Nina Dyer writes:
    November 24th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Great streetlights! Our boys worked for Hershey briefly, ha. They’ve since packed up and moved their plant to Mexico. Hopefully not because of our boys!

  • susan_dyer writes:
    November 24th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Too funny Nina!! I had forgotten that Alan and John worked at the Hershey plant! Were they able to bring you home any “seconds”? :)

  • Nina Dyer writes:
    November 26th, 2010 at 12:33 am

    Not often because the chocolate they were working with was an awful marketing mess and tasteless, but I could go to their ’store’ in the warehouse get boxes of chocolates, they were good – they actually had sugar in them. They ones the boys worked on – stripping off the wrappers and dumping them into a big bin – were awful…..dark (sugarless! yikes) chocolate bars that didn’t sell. They were recovering the chocolate, for what purpose no one knew. They boys were happy because they paid well, even if the jobs didn’t last very long.

  • Sue writes:
    November 26th, 2010 at 12:51 am

    I’m starting to remember about the job now, as soon as you mentioned the wrappers it all came back me! We used to go to the Moirs factory outlet every Christmas and buy chocolates. So yummy….

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