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Greetings from Hershey!

October 2, 2010

The sweetest place on Earth!

Someone is VERY excited to be here:

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Chocolate makes us happy in this family.

Hey guys! We made it here yesterday afternoon around 5:00…the drive was beautiful! We haven’t really been to this part of the state yet, and I’m glad that we’re making the trip—it’s really pretty here, and only a few hours from us!

We got all checked in and explored the grounds of the hotel—I promise, I’ll do a full post with more pictures, because this hotel is beautiful!!! Gardens, topiaries…the works!

After exploring a bit, we headed to one of the hotel restaurants, Trevi 5, for dinner.  Ryan and I started out with a shared cheese plate:

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Mmmmm…one of the cheese was a cow’s cheese with truffles…it was SO good.  We also enjoyed a hard sheep’s cheese, and a softer bleu as well. 

My dad ordered a beet salad that was really pretty (and topped with meat, ha):

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For my entree, I actually went lighter and got an entree salad with shaved fennel, arugula, butternut squash, and spicy pepitas.  It was light, but filling—just what I wanted.  I also enjoyed generous bites of my dad’s gnocchi, and a small piece of my mom’s fig and goat cheese pizza.  It was all delicious!

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And of course, we finished up with, what else—chocolate! Upon our arrival, we were handed complimentary chocolate bars from the hotel.  Even though I was stuffed from our Italian meal, I finished up my bar when we got back to our room.  I just can’t turn down chocolate!

Today, we’re headed to the Gettysburg Annual Apple Festival, about an hour away.  I’ll be sure to take lots of pics!

Hope you’re having a fun-filled fall weekend, just like me!

12 Comments leave one →
  1. October 2, 2010 1:45 pm

    I think M’s face (and mine too) would resemble that excitement at the thought of chocolate.

    And that dinner sounds about perfect.

  2. October 2, 2010 6:37 pm

    Chocolate–it’s for all!!!!!

    I did kale chips yesterday. I looked back for your recipe and couldn’t find it so went to the web. They were delicious. Even Oliver, our dalmatian, enjoyed a few.

    Best,
    Bonnie

  3. October 2, 2010 8:33 pm

    I don’t get people who don’t like chocolate. They must be living on a different planet. 😉

  4. Kelly permalink
    October 2, 2010 10:50 pm

    That cheese plate looks amazing!!! I could live on cheese plates forever!!

  5. actorsdiet permalink
    October 3, 2010 12:40 am

    i have such fond memories of hershey – i loved how the lamps were kiss-shaped and the entire place smelled of chocolate!

  6. October 3, 2010 2:25 am

    “Upon our arrival, we were handed complimentary chocolate bars from the hotel. ”

    Ummm that’s the sign of a class act establishment and no matter how full i was from dinner, I would have scarfed them…and asked for extra! LOL

    🙂

  7. October 3, 2010 2:30 am

    OMG, Sophie is too cute! Glad you guys are having such a great time. If you get a chance, you, Gin-gah and your sis should check out The Spa at The Hotel Hershey — everything they offer is choco-inspired (mani, pedi, massage, etc)

    • October 3, 2010 11:53 am

      We’re doing the spa today!!! I’m SO excited!

  8. October 3, 2010 7:13 pm

    Wow – wherever you are eating sounds fabulous! 🙂

  9. October 4, 2010 12:08 pm

    Sounds like fun!! Your niece’s smile is just amazing. She’s adorable!

    I would have a heart attack if my dad ordered a beet salad. Good for your dad for ordering something on the healthy-side! My dad ordered fried bologna last time we went out to eat……yuck.

  10. October 4, 2010 12:10 pm

    Good food and good company…Life. Is. Good.

    I hope you have fun at the apple festival!

  11. October 5, 2010 12:23 am

    cheese makes me happy (:

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