Earlier this week, Susanne and I decided we were feeling a little bit of cabin fever, so we set out for Lancaster County, one of our favorite haunts. I guess I should not be revealing this, because I always champion the attractions of Dauphin County since I am on the board of the county historical society. At any rate, the sky was clear and the temperatures were perfect. We were even able to leave our coats in the car and enjoy wandering around Root's Market near Manheim.
Click here and cross it with us. The 'beep beep' is the dashboard lady getting ready to tell us to turn left. Once we arrived at the market, we searched for a parking spot among the hundreds of car and finally landed one reasonably close.
hot dogs rotating under heat, so I watch them for awhile and then chose one. We both added onions and ketchup, so naturally I wore a drop of ketchup the rest of the day.
a table of dancing flowers.
Instead of buying this little flower arrangement-in-a-pumpkin, I showed it to Susanne and saved $10.00.
Done shopping, we drive through open country to Lititz, an 18th century town established by Moravian settlers from Germany. We love this town, and you have seen it before on this blog. We pulled up to our favorite shop, but it was closed!
These two original buildings are so picturesque and beautifully maintained. One is a museum.
I know you love looking at food, so I took a picture of everything we ate! Here's some creamy cole slaw.
Thanks for joining us on our little jaunt to cure our cabin fever.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
I wanted to share this with you because I never expected to hear from this gentlemen. His email arrived today. You might want to read this older entry first.
"I read your blog about your several trips to the Cove Barn Antiques Flea Market in Duncannon. I am one of the vendors in the Barn. I am the beared-one behind the counter.
"I am glad that you have picked up some items that interest you. We are only open Sundays because the barn is constantly under construction and the owners, Dave and Joan, are out gathering other goodies the other days.
"We close in January and February because the barn is currently not heated or air-conditioned, plus the owners and the vendors need a vacation.
Please introduce yourself at your next visit. Thank you for all the good comments you made about the Barn.
"Also I have a spot in the Sledworks [antiques mall]. This is not my full time job. I work 9-5 for the State. Hope to see you soon."