Civil War Museum

“The Civil War is the central event in America’s historical consciousness. While the Revolution of 1776-1783 created the United States, the Civil War of 1861-1865 determined what kind of nation it would be. The war resolved two fundamental questions left unresolved by the revolution: whether the United States was to be a dissolvable confederation of […]

The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Gardens

Today’s outing was a last-minute write-in. The itinerary said Gettysburg, but the flower/garden-lover in me said The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Gardens. My youngest daughter and her daughter decided to join me and it ended up being a glorious day. Gettysburg The rest of our group thoroughly enjoyed Gettysburg. The Gettysburg film A New Birth of Freedom and the Cyclorama make the Gettysburg Visitor Center a must-see. […]

Dutch Wonderland

As a requirement for reading this post, please turn on your speakers and click on the logo at left to listen to the song that was playing intermittently at the park ALL DAY! It got to be annoying enough that someone in our group would pretend to hold up a microphone, and someone else would have to sing on cue in our wonderful voices […]

Philly Finale

This post finishes up our road trip to Philadelphia, PA during our family vacation to Hershey and starts on a rather somber note at the Christ Church Burial Ground. Since they closed the gate an hour earlier than we expected, we had a quick 5 minutes to fit in this rather important stop – which was not enough to pay homage to the folks who […]

Philly Part 2

This post continues our road trip to Philadelphia, PA during our family vacation to Hershey. After lunch at the Hard Rock, we hopped back on the Phlash Bus and headed back where we started – the Independence Visitor Center – and began the next part of our tour of the City of Brotherly Love. We started […]

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