Pat McGrath-Avery

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Cedar Cove Tiger Park

On a recent trip to the Kansas City area, I discovered a "large cat" rescue and educational center near Lousiburg, Kansas, about half an hour south of Overland Park.

Steve Klein, the on-site staff member, enjoyed introducing his cats to us, even in the pouring rain. This amazing center rescues cats. Usually someone buys a large cat for a pet and then discovers that it was not meant to be a household pet.

If you're near the Kansas City area, take time to visit this facility. Check it out at Cedar Cove Tiger Park

Want to see their cats in action? Watch Steve interact with the cats on  YouTube videos.



Hershey, PA

Imagine a whole town dedicated to chocolate candy. To experience it, visit Hershey, so named for the man who brought milk chocolate candy to millions. Milton Hershey began his chocolate candy career by purchasing a dairy farm. His first product, Hershey Kisses, is celebrated throughout the town. We stayed at the Hershey Lodge where Hershey Kisses decorated our pillow cases, sheets and the bathroom wallpaper. We washed and showered with chocolate soap, shampoo and conditioner. Then we enjoyed the chocolate lotion.

If you visit, go with a "chocolate" frame of mind. It's a delightful place and the first time I've ever seen a city built around a product. There's Hershey Park, Hershey Chocolate World, The Hershey Story museum and much more. A highlight - Hershey Kisses streetlights.

What fun!