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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Visiting the Wilbur Chocolate Store in Lititz

Wilbur Chocolate Store in Lititz Pennsylvania
We took a day trip down to Lititz in Pennsylvania and one place that we had to visit was the world-famous Wilbur Chocolate Store. If you talk to people who live in central Pennsylvania, they all swear that this is the best chocolate around. Yes, even better than other famous-counterparts in the area.

If you plan on visit, you'll want to enter this information into your GPS:

Wilbur Chocolate Store
45 N. Broad Street
Lititz, Pennsylvania 17543
Phone 717-626-3249
Wilbur Chocolate Store in Lititz Pennsylvania

The company has been making fine, gourmet chocolates since 1884, that's over 125 years of satisfying chocolate taste buds every where! These people know how to make some of the best chocolate and chocolate confections in the entire world!

There is FREE parking located right in front of their store and parking along some of the side streets surrounding it. During our visit, we walked to the store from East Main Street and it was a very nice enjoyable walk. If you decide to park elsewhere (we recommend), then you can visit other shops and attractions along the way.
Wilbur Chocolate Store in Lititz Pennsylvania

Wilbur Chocolate Store in Lititz Pennsylvania

Once you walk through their front door you'll immediately smell that delicious chocolate aroma. To the right of the entrance we saw some vintage candy making machinery, molds and other tools of the trade. They had a nice collection of them on display.

As you head back through the store you'll see a large glass window with stools sitting on your right. This is where you can stand to watch their chocolate-makers make chocolate confections. On the day that we visited, there were two ladies in there working on separate batches of something (we couldn't tell what they were making), nonetheless, it was interesting to watch.

Throughout the store you'll find all kinds of confections! We purchase chocolate covered peanuts, chocolate covered pretzels and my grandchildren each selected a chocolate lollipop and foil-wrapped gold coins. They had hundreds of different confections for you to choose from. I could of seriously bought one of everything that they were offering!
Wilbur Chocolate Store in Lititz Pennsylvania

The store is extremely clean and the retail staff was super-friendly. I had a question about something I was purchasing and they were happy to help. Overall, I think their prices are reasonable and their chocolate candy was well-worth the price that we paid.

Right across the street from the store you'll see the old Wilbur Chocolate Company factory building. I love looking at old buildings and this one is absolutely fantastic! It sits right across the railroad tracks from the Lititz Welcome Center and community park.
The Old Wilbur Chocolate Co. Factory Building in Lititz Pennsylvania

We don't get down to Lititz too often, but when we do...a visit to the Wilbur Chocolate Store will be at the top of my list. You can visit their website online to place your orders (if you can't make it to the store) and you can connect with the company on Facebook. If you love gourmet chocolates, you definitely have to visit the Wilbur Chocolate Store in Lititz, Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Date Night Out to Arooga's Grille House and Sports Bar

Arooga's Grille House and Sports Bar - Harrisburg Pennsylvania
Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar has over 15 different locations across central Pennsylvania. It's a combination grille house (restaurant) and sports bar. During our "date night" out we visited the Arooga's location at 4301 Linglestown Road in Harrisburg.

We visited on a Sunday night and arrived at about 10pm. There were about 15 other patrons there, so they weren't overly busy at all. Our waitress was at our table and taking our order within 5 minutes of us sitting down. Gotta love quick and friendly service!

After we placed our order for soups and chicken wings...she brought us our drinks. While we relaxed and struck up some conversation with friends, we were able to enjoy 3 different baseball games that were playing on their large screen TVs.
Arooga's Grille House and Sports Bar - Harrisburg Pennsylvania

Arooga's has a decent menu offering bbq wings, soups, salads, hamburgers, all kinds of different appetizers (french fries, onion rings, nachos, soft pretzels, etc.), boli, flat breads, cheesesteaks, pizza, pulled pork sandwiches, grilled cheese & tomato sandwiches, subs, wraps, brats, bbq ribs, fajita's and more! A lot of great selections for the everyone to enjoy.

When it comes to beverages, they've got your favorite soft drinks, iced teas, coffee, bottled beer, tap beer, whiskey, cocktails, ales, apple ciders and more. I stuck with a classic iced tea while my husband and the rest of our party enjoyed alcoholic beverages.
Arooga's Grille House and Sports Bar - Harrisburg Pennsylvania

One thing that I learned during our visit is that you can place your dining order online (full menu online) and arrange to pick-it-up. In addition, they offer catering for those who are looking for that. Delivery is available for some of the Pennsylvania locations. If you're looking for a great gift, you can purchase gift cards too.

We enjoyed visiting Arooga's Grill House & Sports Bar and had a really nice time with our friends. All of our food was perfectly cooked and delicious. It was a great experience and we're looking forward to visiting Arooga's again.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Comfortable Lodging Accommodations at Holiday Inn Express in Campbellsville

Campbellsville Kentucky
Planning a trip to historic Campbellsville in Kentucky? Looking for comfortable and affordable lodging accommodations? If so, we recommend that you check out the Holiday Inn Express located at 102 Plantation Drive, Campbellsville, Kentucky 42718. That's the exact address you'll need if using an online reservation system or if you need to plug the address into your GPS. The hotel is located just off Highway 210.

The hotel offers several different type's of guest rooms for you to choose from. Check-in is typically around 3:00 PM and check-out is around 11:00 AM. If you need a later check-out time, you can obtain that depending on their schedule and room availability.
Holiday Inn Express in Campbellsville Kentucky
Let's talk about some of the amenities that they have to offer. Included with your stay is breakfast every morning. They have a designated "cafe style" area set up where you can go in and enjoy breakfast in the morning or you can grab a few things and take it up to your room. They offer hot and cold breakfast items, along with your traditional morning beverages. Everything that we tried tasted great and it was an awesome way to start our day.
Holiday Inn Express in Campbellsville Kentucky
They offer an indoor heated swimming pool with plenty of clean towels available to their guests. Whether you want to get into the pool for some exercise or just relax poolside, you'll find their pool area to be comfortable and enjoyable. The pool is open from 9 AM to 11 PM at night and if you're looking to avoid the crowds, go early in the morning or after 9 PM at night. We really enjoyed having the pool to ourselves on both nights!

Additional amenities that they have to offer include: on-site fitness center (treadmills, stationary bikes, Elliptical Machines, etc. The fitness center is open from 5:00 AM until 11:00 PM, 7 days a week for guests to enjoy. You can opt for daily housekeeping services, use their on-site guest laundry facility, enjoy front-desk wake-up calls, extra pillows (upon request) and there are vending machines that guests can utilize. There is an on-site business center for business travelers and free high-speed internet is available in all guest rooms.
Holiday Inn Express in Campbellsville Kentucky

We spent 4 nights and 5 days at the Holiday Inn Express in Campbellsville, Kentucky on business and enjoyed some leisurely activities while we were there. The facility is extremely-clean and all of the staff members that we encountered were friendly and helpful if we had questions or needed something. The front desk staff went out of their way to help us on one particular day and we really appreciated that! The guest rooms, hallways and lobby were extremely clean, spaceous and nicely decorated. Not a 5 star hotel, but their accommodations were nice and cozy.
Holiday Inn Express in Campbellsville Kentucky

Our stay at the Holiday Inn Express was pleasant and enjoyable. We would definitely stay there again when looking for comfortable and affordable accommodations in Campbellsville, Kentucky. If you're going to be visiting the area and looking for some fun things to see and do, you can check out our Kentucky section right here on the blog for some great ideas!