Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Moving on… First stop… Hershey Chocolate World!

We’ve been looking forward to the next stop on our family map for a few months now… North Carolina! To make it a little more fun for everyone, and since we had 6 days between closings, we decided to make a few stops along the way…

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Once we got word that the walk through on our house was done, we hit the road to start the journey…

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The first state we crossed into was Pennsylvania!

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And our first official stop was at Hershey’s Chocolate World!

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We went on the tour, which was under some refurbishments… but at least we didn’t have to wait in any lines! The place was almost empty!

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According to Emily, the chocolate ice cream there is AWESOME!

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Abby loved the whole wall of her favorite candy bar!

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Next up was a trip into the factory to make our own chocolate bars!

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Someone didn’t like the idea of wearing an apron and a hairnet… Can you guess who it was?

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Once in the factory, you had to make all of your selections for what you wanted in your bar…

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You got to push down the lever to start the making of your very own custom chocolate bar!

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We watched our fillings go in and the whole thing get covered in more chocolate!

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As they were finishing, we got to design our own covers for our bars!

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One last stop was to watch them go through the “packaging” machine where each of our boxes got our names on them.

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Back in the car, we get our first gifts of the trip from Mor-Mor. Thank you for sending out all the fun goodies for us to look forward to each day!

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We ended our night at a hotel after having a nice dinner. While there, Ben was so excited that the tables had paper on them for him to color, and the waitress said, “I bet your mom & dad don’t let you color on their table!” Emily chimed in… “We don’t have a table… We’re homeless!” The waitress thought she was crazy until we told her she was technically right… That’s our kooky Emily for you! Smile

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