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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Cape May Sweet House Roasted Peanuts and Candy Store

Cape May Sweet House Roasted Peanuts and Candy Store in New Jersey
The Cape May Sweet House is one of my favorite candy shops to visit when I'm down vacationing in Cape May, New Jersey. You'll find them located in the Washington Street Mall and they're open year round. If you're a candy lover, you're going to love this sweet shop!

As soon as you walk through the door you'll feel like you're stepping back into time. It reminds me of those fancy candy stores that you would find in the big cities during the 1970's. This store brings back a lot of memories from my childhood and why I grew up loving sweets, all kinds of sweets and chocolate confections.

They sell all kinds of different hard candies, gummies, creamy fudge, lollipops, fresh roasted peanuts, licorice, etc. You'll find candy brands that you'll recognize from your childhood along with modern day brands too. If you're on special dietary restrictions they offer sugar-free and gluten-free varieties too.
Cape May Sweet House Roasted Peanuts and Candy Store in New Jersey

If you're a fudge lover I would like to make a few recommendations. Try their birthday cake, s'mores and chocolate marshmallow fudges. Oh my gosh...they're the best that I've ever had and I think you're really going to enjoy them. Smooth, creamy, rich, and flavorful. Not sure which flavor to get? Ask them for a free sample!

My two grandchildren love this store and every time we go in there...its a 30 minute visit. They enjoy looking around at all of their fun stuff, before making their candy selections and checking out. They're big fans of the gummie candies and of course...those extra-large, swirly, lollipops on a stick!

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Fun, Family-Friendly Events at the Harrisburg Mall

Harrisburg Shopping Mall in Pennsylvania
Looking for something fun and affordable to do with the kids? If so, check out the regularly scheduled events at the Harrisburg Mall on Paxton Street. Throughout the year you'll find puppet shows, visits from famous children's characters, pictures with the Easter Bunny and Santa, crafting with kids workshops, book readings, music performances, and more!

Even if you're not attending a scheduled event you'll find fun things to do at the Harrisburg Mall. Our grandchildren love visiting Bass Pro Shops and seeing the fish swimming around in their huge fish tank. They enjoy walking through both levels of Bass Pro Shops and spotting all of the various animal displays. Outside of the Bass Pro Shops you'll find more animals and an indoor water pool with real fish swimming around.
The Harrisburg Mall on Paxton Street in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

The Harrisburg Mall on Paxton Street in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

If you have some money to spend you can take the kids to the arcade where they can play classic arcade games or try their hand at some of the new modern-day video games. If you have toddlers along with you...they will enjoy a ride in one of the coin-operated sport's cars, bull dozer, train, etc. We found several of them located outside of the Bass Pro Shops on the second floor.

Harrisburg Mall is home to one of the nicest movie theaters in the area...Regal Cinemas (located on the lower level), the Family Fun Center (located on the upper level), etc. Our grandchildren always enjoy a visit to Auntie Anne's (located on the lower level) for their favorite soft pretzels and drinks. If shopping is on your to-do'll find some of the best retail stores in the area at the Harrisburg Mall.
The Harrisburg Mall on Paxton Street in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg Shopping Mall in Pennsylvania

You can check out the mall's website for a list of upcoming events and a directory of all of the retail stores. You can connect with them on Facebook and/or Twitter too. Before visiting...check out their promotions page for coupons, discounts and specials.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Hanover Resolves Historical Marker in Grantville Dauphin County

Over the past 9 years we've been following the Pennsylvania Historical Marker Trail all through our great state and documenting them here on the blog. Millions of people walk or drive by these markers every year and never give them a second thought. They're a great source of historic information and we're trying to bring some much needed attention to them.

While following the Historical Marker Trail through Dauphin County we came across the Hanover Resolves historical marker located along US Route 22 and Allentown Road in Grantville. We were able to pull off onto the shoulder of the road to photograph it. There are no parking lots, etc. put your flasher lights on and be careful with the moving traffic.
Hanover Resolves Historical Marker in Grantville Pennsylvania

Hanover Resolves

The earliest resolves for independence in the State. Drawn June 4, 1774, by Col. Timothy Green and eight Hanover Township patriots. They committed their cause to "Heaven and our Rifles"

By: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

We previously stumbled upon another historical marker located in Dauphin, Pennsylvania that talks about Col. Timothy Green and you can check out that post with the information HERE. If you're in Grantville and following the Pennsylvania Historical Marker trail you'll find 2 additional markers within 3 miles of one another.