I took absolutely NO pictures on day 4! It was super fun and busy, too. On a lark, we decided to drive into a number of neighboring states, just because we could. First we crossed the river into Camden, NJ. Nothing to report there. We skipped the aquarium and battleship. Our legs were ready to drop off as it was. Then we drove to Wilmington, DE. In Delaware, we drove the wrong way on a one-way street in Little Italy. That was fun. Then it was decided that we should grab lunch on the Chesapeake Bay in North East, Maryland. We ate at Woody's Crab House and dessert at North East Chocolates. Both were fantastic. Then up to Lancaster, PA. We stopped at Kitchen Kettle Market to stretch our legs and do some shopping. I had a pretzel and bought some art. We stayed at a very cool remodeled Cork Factory turned hotel. Loved it there. The restaurant downstairs was not amazing. Chicken and Waffle Soup isn't as fun as it sounds. Good Crème Brule, though.
Then day 5 was the purpose of the whole trip. Let me give you a little back story. Back around '01/'02, I would watch Samantha Brown's travel show on PBS when the kids were napping. And, I'd dream about going to those amazing places. One trip was to Hershey, PA and the Hershey Spa! I couldn't think of anything more decadent than a chocolate spa day! I'd tell myself, "One of these days, girl! We're doing it!" So, as I was trying to think about what would bring me the most joy for my 52nd birthday, I remembered that episode and started planning.
And, that wraps up my bucket list trip to Pennsylvania. For the most part, everything went as planned. Shawn and I seem to have equal amounts of energy and spontaneity. It's basically a food tour with some history thrown in for good measure. Just the way I like it. In July, I'm planning a weekend in Louisville. Then in November, we're going to Italy & France!!! I'm so excited. If I'm smart, I'll keep exercising so I can walk the streets of Europe without dying. I don't get accused of being smart that often, so we'll see how things pan out.
Thanks for following along! Next week is our guild's big quilt show. Then, I've got a baby quilt to finish. A kitchen to finish. A back yard to start. It's a long list.