This is the concluding post of Elizabeth Johnson's Scrap Book of her and Oscar's trip, March 9-22, 1957, to Philadelphia, NYC, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and historic stops in Massachusetts continues. We left them spending Thursday night, March 21, in Hershey PA....
Friday, March 22, 1957
We slept fine and ate breakfast in Linders Kitchen and started out to view the town. We drove past other motels just to compare with ours, we liked our best, and we saw the big candy factory. We went to the Model Creamery where we ate free Ice Cream while we watched milk being bottled and ice cream being made. We also went thru the bakery but no samples there. At 10 AM we went on the guided tour through the candy factory. The speed they have to work in those places was terrible. I got tired just watching. I will always think of this town when ever I use chocolate in any form.
We drove to the PA turnpike after leaving Hershey and now we felt we were really on our way home. We each took turns driving and had a lot of fun because right after we hit the turnpike we passed one of Danbury's trucks. We thought it might be Earl Jr. but it wasn't. Each time we changed drivers he would pass us and then we pass him, we played tag all day.
I got to drive thru several tunnels, something I had never done before. We stopped at a Howard Johnson's place for lunch. We went through Washington PA and pickup Jean's purse [which she left there on March 9] with everything there except the money. We bought some food and ate our supper on the way home.
We got to New Vienna at 9PM and had quite a time getting all our packages and luggage divided and our car packed up again. The Uible girls and Mrs. Turner [babysitter] were glad to see us.
We got home about 9:45. Dick Woods was still here and had the house nice and warm. We gave him a check for his work. The pup still knew us and was glad to see us. We went straight to bed.
It was a fine trip, the weather was extra good. We saw much more than we ever dreamed of. We shall always be indebted to Harold and Jean Uible for one of the most enjoyable and educational vacations of our lives. It is one vacation we will live over and over again thru the years.
--Oscar and Elizabeth Johnson, March 1957.
Wilmington News-Journal Clipping from March, 1957. Transcription follows.Personal Mention
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Uible of New Vienna, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Johnson of Snow Hill, returned Friday from a week's business and pleasure trip in the East. They were in New York, Philadelphia and Boston and visited relatives and friends in the states of Connecticut, New Jersey and Rhode Island.
For other posts in this series see:
March 9, 1957 (1-2 of 56) New Vienna to Philadelphia
March 9-10, 1957 (2-14 of 56) Philadelphia
March 10-11, 1957 (15-18 of 56) Philadelphia to NYC
March 11, 1957 (18-19 of 56) NYC
March 11-12, 1957 (20-27 of 56) NYC
March 12-13, 1957 (28-31 of 56) NYC
March 13-18, 1957 (31-34 of 56) NYC - CT - RI
March 18-19, 1957 (34-45 of 56) RI - MA
March 20, 1957 (46-49 of 56) MA - NYC
March 20-21, 1957 (49-51 of 56) NYC - Hershey
March 22, 1957 (52-56 of 56) Hershey PA to New Vienna