Thursday, September 28, 2023

Hershey Gardens

 Hershey Gardens is one of my favorite places in Hershey. It has the biggest rose garden I've ever been to (and you know how I love roses!), it has great views of the surrounding area, and it's on the grounds of the beautiful Hotel Hershey, where I've dined and been to the spa, but never stayed--but I will!

We stopped by the Gardens before we left Hershey to drive down to Virginia. It was sunny, hot, and humid out, so we didn't stay too long, but long enough to enjoy the views, the butterflies, and the roses.

See that white building in the middle of the picture? That's "Laff Trakk," the indoor rollercoaster that made me sick the day before and caused me to throw up a little while later when I went on the Ferris Wheel just behind it. πŸ˜†

On the other hand, I had successfully ridden this big coaster with the boys. It was Wildcat's Revenge, and it was really fun and much less terrifying than Candymonium!

They can both go on any ride and not get scared or sick. I don't know how they do it!

There's a nice butterfly garden you can go in before going into the rose garden.


The aptly named "bird poop frog." πŸ˜‚ Poor things!

And finally, pictures from around the garden itself...

Typical John! This is one of the reasons why Sam probably doesn't miss him that much. πŸ˜„

I always do dorky funny faces (because I'm kind of a dork).


Same thing, different bench...

We had a fun time during our stay in Hershey, and we'll be back again!