Hello, friends. Hope you had a great day. This morning Joe had a doctor's appointment at the VA Hospital. I drove him down and waited for him in the car instead of going into the hospital. I made some phone calls and read part of my book while I waited.
When Joe came out, we were both hungry and decided to go to lunch. We had to get on I-76 to go home but I didn't get off. We kept right on going and went out to Lancaster County to have lunch. Are we nuts to drive almost 2 hours to have lunch? Uh... yes, a little. But we had such a good time.
Joe took some pictures of the countryside as we drove through it. It's so pretty.
We had a list of five possible places for lunch. The first was Dienner's where Elaine and I had lunch/dinner last week. Joe said he wanted a buffet and I wanted a sit down meal. This would give us either one. I pulled into Dienner's and saw there were about 20 people outside with the beepers they use to call people waiting. So I turned around and we left.
We passed our next choice, Miller's, had a full parking lot so we drove on. We decided to go to Katie's Kitchen. But there were people waiting outside there also. So we ended up at Hershey Farm.
We hadn't been to Hershey in a long time. The last time we were there we had a very bad experience. But we decided to give them another chance. We walked in and were seated right away. They had only the smorgasbord so that's what we got.
Joe went up first. Here's his plate. Beef, green beans, corn and mashed potatoes.
He had the same thing for his second plate but had stuffing instead of potatoes.
For my first plate I had chicken pot pie, corn, green beans and stuffing with gravy.
My second plate was fried chicken and mashed potatoes with gravy. I shouldn't have had that second piece of chicken. I saw the wing and picked it up but then saw the leg which I really wanted. I couldn't put the wing back, so I ended up with both. And I didn't want to waste food, so I ate it.
I didn't want any dessert, but Joe got two pieces of sugar-free pie. He couldn't decide between cherry or apple so he got both! Does he look happy?
We went through the gift shops after we ate. I bought just a few things.
I got another Wanda Brunstatter book. Oh my I had better get reading. I also got some burlap dahlias to decorate in the fall and a bag of peppermints. I always get peppermints there and forgot last week.
We headed back to Philly because it was getting late. We made good time until we got into Montgomery County. Then rush hour traffic got to us. But we plugged along and finally reached Philadelphia. Joe took a picture of the Art Museum and the Philadelphia skyline as we drove along.
It took us 30 minutes longer to get home than it did to go out there. We had such a nice time. It's fun to do things on the spur of the moment. And we both felt so much better and calmer when we got home. We are still looking for a home to move to out there. We have been looking for years. Maybe someday.