Sunday, July 30, 2017

SISTERS GET-AWAY -- DAY TWO

Day two started out nice and sunny.  We ended up getting up around 6 a.m. and left the hotel around 7:30 to get breakfast.  I took Elaine to the Rockvale Diner.
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Elaine had eggs, hash browns and scrapple.  I had a Belgium waffle with strawberries.  Good.

After we ate we went back to the hotel to clean up and check out.  Before we went in, though, I took some pictures outside of the place.  This was right off of the parking lot.












I hope you can all see my necklace.  It is the Heart of God necklace that I bought on Friday at Hershey Farm.  It is in the shape of a heart but has the word God spelled in it.  I'll try to post a better picture of it later.



After we checked out we headed for the Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market.
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First we went downstairs and looked in the gift shop.  I bought a couple of things there.  Then we went upstairs to the farmer's market itself.  I love walking around there.  I felt like a real country girl.  I got a tray of molasses cookies, a checkbook cover for myself, some candied ginger and the best corn and some pink lady apples. The veggies out in Lancaster are better than anything I can buy here in Philly.  I really should take a trip out to the Farmers Market at least once a month.  Especially since I now have a new car.

The last place we stopped was Kitchen Kettle Village.


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 We went to the Christmas shop first.  It was time for our annual Christmas ornament.  Something always pops out at us and we know which one to pick.  Elaine found hers, but I saw a trio of angels that I loved so I bought all three.  I also bought a prism with mistletoe to hang on my door.  I have one for summer with beautiful purple flowers.  This will be nice to change out.  It was $25 marked down to $10.

Then we went to the Jam and Relish shop.  I got mango salsa, tortilla chips and vidalia onion relish.  My favorite things from there.  Elaine bought a dozen cookies.  For her free one, she got me a gingerbread boy.

On the way out of Kitchen Kettle I stopped by the farmer's stand and got a box of peaches.  I do this every year and they are always good.  The farmer told me he had picked them at 5 p.m. the night before.  Can't get much fresher than that.

Then it was time to go home.  We made good time until we got to I-76 which is always crowded.  Then when I got to I-676 we stopped completely and stayed stopped about 15 minutes.  I turned on the news radio and found out there was an accident at the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and the traffic was backed up for miles.  We finally made it to I-95 and home.  Elaine came in for a few minutes and then started on her two hour trip home.

So the sister's get-away is done for this year, but it was a really good time.  I'm so glad we did this.

Before I end though, I forgot to show you one picture yesterday.  We were sitting waiting for a light to change and there was a little Amish boy across the street selling homemade root beer.  He was so adorable.  And since his back was facing us and we couldn't see his face, I had Elaine use my camera to get a picture of him.  It's just precious.


And with that I will end.  I hope you enjoyed coming along with me.  Back to the real world now.

Kathy





17 comments:

  1. I love pink lady apples and those peaches must have been so good!! It sounds like you two had a wonderful time! Don't forget to show us a close-up of your necklace!! The little Amish boy photo is great!

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    1. There is nothing as good as fresh picked fruits and veggies. Joe had a pink lady apple for breakfast and raved about it!

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  2. I did enjoy going with you and your sister on your 'getaway'. You made some really good purchases and ate some good foods along the way. The picture of the little Amish boy is so cute....innocent. Hope your new week will be a good one.

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    1. Thank you, Linda! Hope your week is good as well. I was very frugal with my money, but still got some good buys.

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  3. Sister Days are precious and treasured! Happy for you and Elaine!!!

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    1. Thanks, Linda. I love spending time with my sister.

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  4. It was fun 'traveling'with you & Elaine.Sounds like you got some really great buys. The photo of the Amish boy is a treasure! Maybe frame it? I'm really glad you got away for sister-time. Sisters can be spirit lifters!

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    1. I was thinking the same thing -- make it larger and frame it. It's just like a postcard.

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  5. It was fun for me to go along on this trip too....even though it was right here where I live! We are blessed with all the fresh picked opportunities here in Lancaster county. I need to get some corn, we've only had it once this summer so far. I bought a few peaches on Saturday....yum!

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    1. I did look for you. Thought maybe I'd see you at one of the stores. You sure do have wonderful food out there in Lancaster. Get the corn. What I had was so sweet and good!

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  6. All that traveling together, and the sightseeing and the familiar restaurants and shops for the taste of your own yesterdays---what a lovely weekend, and all that SISTER-TIME to boot!

    I've read about your wonderful state all my life (have visited once, as well---1976, and FABULOUS!) and just the "Lancaster County" with its reputation for lovely scenery and farming and all that incomparable produce---I think I must have been along for part of your trip.

    Always happy to be invited on your fun adventures!

    r

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    1. Glad to have you come along, Rachel. Hopefully you can visit in person sometime.

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  7. Ah, the Sister Getaway ended way to soon!
    The picture of you two together is darling.

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    1. Thanks, Christine. It was a short but good trip.

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  8. What a fabulous get-a-way with your sister, all those pretty shops to browse, great food, and your hotel looked lovely.
    Love the picture of both of you, you can tell you are sisters :)
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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    1. Thanks, Jo. We don't think we look alike but other people do.

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  9. What a fun get-away! I am enjoying your blog. I spent last summer in Philadelphia with my daughter and her son who was undergoing cancer treatments at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. I fell in love with the "City of Brotherly Love." Everyone there was so nice. Will enjoy reading your blog from time to time. So nice you could get away with your sister. Have a good week!

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