Have your ever been to Lancaster County, PA? Well, today I’m sharing Part One of visiting Lancaster County in the fall!
VISITING LANCASTER COUNTY IN THE FALL
If you receive my newsletters, you probably already know that I had a wonderful trip to to the east coast at the end of October.
One glorious week of visiting Lancaster County in the fall was not enough… but, I am thankful to have had seven wonderful days there!
And if the light rain showers, turning leaves, and sprawling country landscapes were not enough, what made the trip the BEST was spending the whole week with my dear friend Yvonne from Stonegable!
A few months ago, Yvonne invited me to come and see Lancaster County in all it’s fall glory. So, while tickets were cheap (one good thing about “C”), I booked a flight and off I went for the last week of October!
Arriving in Lancaster County
Now, this post is Part 1 of two parts! We did SO much and saw SO many gorgeous sites, I just couldn’t pack it all into just one post!
So hang on tight… there are going to be lots of photos… in BOTH posts!
Yvonne met me at the Philadelphia Airport and on the way home we had a lovely dinner at Bertucci’s Family Restaurant. (Unfortunately, there aren’t any here in So Cal.) The salmon I ordered was grilled to perfection, but their homemade bread was the highlight of the dinner. I’ve never tasted such yummy bread!
After an hour or so drive, we landed at Tanglewood and we were greeted by Dr. Bob Pratt (Yvonne’s hubby).
Bobby carried my luggage upstairs and I was greeted by this lovely room…
We spent the rest of the evening visiting and relaxing.
Day 2 of Lancaster County in the Fall
Each morning, Yvonne and I would get up and get our coffee and a light breakfast and work on our blogs at her desk.
Neither of us got as much work done as we wanted this trip… though Yvonne is much more focused than I am, I will say! 😉 We did agree, it was worth missing work!
And, on this day we actually did more design work than blogging. There are some big changes coming to the MWA living area! Stay tuned!
We set out in the afternoon to meet Bobby at his office and toured Lancaster County in a big way…
This is a view of the drive away from Tanglewood.
The sprawling farmlands were amazing!
We also stopped at a couple of Yvonne’s fave decor ‘haunts’.
First, we visited The Treasure Place in Intercourse, PA. Yep, you read that right… Intercourse, PA.
And if that isn’t crazy enough, the adjacent cities to Intercourse are Blue Ball, Bird-in-Hand, and Paradise. Funny, right? (Are you giggling just a little, like I did? Bobby and Yvonne thought I was silly for giggling. 🙂 )
But the fun was to be had at The Treasure Place… and treasures they truly do have!
The store was transitioning from fall to winter decor, and it was so fun to see both seasons of decor.
I’ll share more about the second decor store we visited in Part 2!
After we shopped, we decided to do more touring of the countryside before dinner!
It was really interesting learning how to tell the difference between Amish farms and English farms.
After the mid-afternoon touring of Lancaster County, we had dinner at Shady Maple Smorgasbord… the largest smorgasbord in the U.S. Known for their Pennsylvania Dutch food, the whole building includes 70,000 square feet of space and several different aspects, including a farmer’s market.
This is only one of the large ‘ballrooms’ where people enjoyed their meals.
As we walked down one of the long hallways to the ballroom where we were seated, these lovely dioramas lined the walls.
And the buffet stands ‘went for miles’.
As we left, I was pleasantly surprised by this life-size diorama. All the 3-D art pieces were amazing!
I believe this evening, we retired early, as it had been a BUSY day!
Day 3 of Visiting Lancaster Pennsylvania
The next day was special indeed!
We woke up and had our light breakfast and coffee and did some blogging work. Later we had a light salad for lunch and prepared to leave to experience “Sight and Sound”.
Sight and Sound is a musical theatre that presents Bible stories on a live stage!
This statue was in the front of Sight and Sound… LOTS of people were taking photo ops in front of it! 😉
It’s a blessing that not only do Yvonne and I share the love of blogging, decor, and even Hallmark movies, we both have a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus.
We weren’t allowed to take pictures of the stage or the musical, but just so you know, the stage is not only directly in front of us, also opens-up on both sides! The acting, costumes, and singing were all excellent.
This was part of the set that was visible on the outside… just a glimpse of what we got to enjoy!
I only wish these theatres were located across the country. The people of Lancaster, PA and Branson, MO get to have these blessings on a regular basis! However, there is an app called “Sight and Sound TV”… take a look. It’s worth it!
After the show, we enjoyed an amazing dinner at The Fireside Tavern.
After this wonderful dinner, we took some food home to Bobby, visited, and watched some Hallmark! 😉
Stay Tuned for Part 2 of Visiting Lancaster County in the Fall
Did you enjoy the first part of the tour? Do you have any questions about the trip? Let me know in the comments!
I’ll be back on Thursday with Part 2 of visiting Lancaster County in the fall with more photos of the Tangelwood home at Stonegable (and more)!