Red Roof Inn Harrisburg Hershey
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Travel Blogs from Harrisburg
... the singing cows - Gabby, Harmony, and Olympia, at the tram ride. All smiles from Mr. Alex, with deep gratitude.
Dinner was prepared by Chef Pichin. Yum Yum chicken tenderloin with mixed green, supplement with Wegman cheese & spinach bread rolls and Pichin's pasta. We had Sweetie (hybrid of pomelo & grapefruit) and Ugly fruit (grapefruit like fruit) for healthy dessert. So thankful!!!
4 hrs, 7.2 kms
Day Totals: 12 hrs, 22.8 kms
Next I head east just a couple of miles to Biglerville, where it becomes even more evident that this is apple country--there's even a "National Apple Museum". Almost as big as the town itself is what looks like a big apple processing plant. I see a number of Latinos (haven't seen many in other small towns in the county) so I'm guessing orchard work is a draw here for immigrant labour. I ...
6 hrs, 10 kms
Picking up where I left off, I soon reach the town of New Oxford, which is built around a traffic circle. But this is not just a noisy place where cars and trucks spin around, this one actually has a large, plaza in the center, with benches where you can sit, relax, socialize. This is the typical European town design: the town is built around a central area ...
4 hrs, 7.2 kms
Day totals: 13 hrs, 27.2 kms
New Berlin is a bit off of my route--but I've got to explore it, just because of the name if nothing else. I can't quite figure out why it's called "East Berlin"... I mean, aren't we west of the real Berlin?
Later I learn that it's because there's another "Berlin" here ...
... sticks to traffic lights). There's a sign that reads "250 Year Anniversary" of the founding of this town.
Funny thing... it doesn't look like the town itself has grown much in 250 years...
In the signs and restaurants, you do get hints that many of the people who first moved here were German.
The temperature is well below zero, but I stil manage to get out my guitar and play a quick set before my fingers start to ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed