Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Trip to PA plus 100th post giveaway

So, my 100th post wasn't developing as I had hoped, so I am just going to skip my idea and post the rest of our PA trip pictures and do a giveaway (see the end of the post).

Monday morning before we headed back to Alabama, we enjoyed the streets of Lititz. It's amazing how much more quaint and cute it has become in the last year :) Just kidding - it has always been this quaint, but I now appreciate it more having not been there for some time.

First, we had breakfast north of Lititz at "The Udder Choice" restaurant.

On the way into Lititz from the restaurant, we passed the 5 acre piece of land that we used to own. Whoever owns it has a beautiful log cabin overlooking the farms below. I had another shot from the front, but it turned out blurry, so you will just have to imagine it.

Must stop at Wilbur Chocolate when in Lititz. They make the base chocolate for some more famous name chocolates such as Godiva. GOOD STUFF!

A little "train station" visitor center at the park.

We enjoyed some fun at the park feeding the ducks and playing at the playground getting out some energy before our long trip back to Alabama.

Grandpa bought each of our kids a model truck from the auction. Savannah's truck was from this company in Lititz.

Family photo taken in the park (thanks, Lauren!).

Don't miss the duck - it was an unusual colored one.

This old church was bought by a private party and is being renovated - I think for a residence. At one point, it was rumored that it would be torn down - I have always liked it, so am glad that it was not.

General Sutter Inn - neat "fine-dining" restaurant - established in 1764.

We didn't eat Roma pizza this day, but had to get a shot of the front anyway. I have to laugh at this picture because of the blanket on the ground behind John. The city was having a parade that evening and people go to the street ahead of time and put out blankets, towels, chairs, etc to save their spot. There was a policeman walking up the street "moving" all of the items away from the curb because it was not time to put them out yet.

I have always enjoyed this quaint little garden right on main street. I think it is part of a B & B and is just so inviting.

It was cloudy and chilly that morning, but we really enjoyed our little stroll down the street in Lititz.

Now - onto the giveaway ...

I have so enjoyed my "Hello Love" CD that I think you may like your very own copy, too. (We sang one of the songs in church this morning!)'s the deal. Just leave a comment and a way for me to contact you if you would like to enter. I will have the drawing at 9:00 am CST Thursday morning.

And, remember to pray for the elections!


  1. Thanks for the pics of Litiz. It sounds like y'all had a good time. Put me in for the drawing. I would really like to have that CD. No pressure but just remember who signs John's paycheck! :)

  2. What a delightful tour of Litiz. That is the type quaint town that Mickey and I enjoyed visiting so much when we were traveling. I also really liked the family picture. Oh we will vote!!!!

  3. Hi there,
    This town is so beautiful. I love the look and the feel of this sort of town instead of just a bunch of buildings with no style or inviting personality to them. We will be for sure voting...and also our oldest daughter turned 18, 2 weeks ago, and is also voting for her first time. I can hardly believe that...I am pretty sure we just brought her home from the hospital as our first born daughter! Where did the time go? I was just thinking this morning that I wish I had a good CD to listen to...maybe I soon will :) ??? Hope all is going well for you guys!

  4. I love your pictures. What a cute, quaint town...I remember some of those places when I was back there to see you. Hey...liked the cop car picture too!!!

    We voted this weekend. Our Pastor was saying yesterday how he has some friends that are close to Sarah Palin and that she is the "real deal." He said that he wasn't excited really about either candidate, but thought that the best man for the President is a woman. She's grown up in the Assemblies of God churches and has a strong faith. I don't get into politics that much, but I really like Sarah. It would be great to have a Christian in office! my soapbox...

    Have a beautiful day!

  5. Can you believe I've never been to the udder choice? LOL

    RQ would have to charge a mighty big delivery/fuel surcharge fee for that trip I'm afraid!

    But, they did make it into the Sunday paper in the business section - it explains why I felt like a single mom ALL SUMMER! :-D

  6. Shirley, awesome pictures, as always! I love the curb your dog one!

    Congrats on your 100th post! I've heard great things about this CD, please put me in (I have a stateside address if I win).

  7. what fun and great town tour :o)

    thank you so much for letting me come along!

    I would love to have a new count me in :o)


  8. what fun and great town tour :o)

    thank you so much for letting me come along!

    I would love to have a new count me in :o)


  9. What a super cute town!! I love the pics.


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