Howard Johnson Inn Hershey
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... to the flight
regarding her dislike of flying. The
kids got their “wings” upon check in at Harrisburg and all went smoothly with
the flight including arriving early in Orlando!
It was a super late night and long day for everyone. Let the vacation ...
4 hrs, 9 kms Back when my Global Parkbench Concert Tour began, seven years ago, I was living in Mechanicsburg, another suburb of Pennsylvania's capital region, and like Shiremanstown, it has its own history and character. Well, not exactly... I actually lived outside of the town itself, the soul-less sprawl to the south... this was my home for one year. It was more of a transition year, and from here I moved my family ...
... many people will want to live here?
"Actually house prices are pretty stable here--we have an oil storage facility nearby. That scares some people away and keeps the home prices from going too high"
We chat some more--she kindly offers to run home again and bring me some hot chocolate, which I much appreciate. She tells me of her daughters travels and adventures in Africa and China... I play a couple songs, and give her granddaughter a quick guitar lesson...
... think I'm in Switzerland for a minute!
Yep, Hershey definitely has its act together.
Nearing town, there's a long line of parked cars by the road. The reason? Another American tradition: fishing. Yep. There's a tiny little lake that's packed with people fishing all around the perimeter. I guess it must be the first day of the season or something. It seems to be a family event with kids, parents and ...
3 hrs, 5.3 kms
A couple miles further I reach a real riverside town with a road running right next to the river (but no sidewalk--what the heck?). Still it's a pleasant feel. Wormleysburg is only one block wide--but hey, it's officially a town, so I'm counting it!
There is a park bench set up just where I wanted it, overlooking the river and the city beyond. Great spot for my final concert of what has been a pretty decent day.
Next: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's ...