On Friday,  Joe and I took a little day trip. We drove up to Lititz, Pa. We have been there several times but not for quite awhile. It was a GORGEOUS day: mid 80's and very low humidity, a perfect summer day. I wanted to share some of the sights we saw. Lititz is a very old town in the heart of  Lancaster county. You all know that Yvonne of Stone Gable lives in the midst of beautiful Lancaster county. The rolling farmland is beautiful and there are so many BEAUTIFUL, big old homes. Here are some pics I took today. This is Main Street. There are shops and eateries all along here. That is Joe's car parked there:) And a peak of him on the left:):)

 All along the street the shops have done beautiful flowers too.
 This was the private yard of one of the shop owners. She would have given us a tour, (there was a pond etc.) but had to leave to take her daughter to an appointment:(

 We did alot of walking today.
 This neat old building caught my eye. I loved the little oval window there. Older homes have so many neat things and little nooks and crannies:)
 We didn't get ice cream but I HAD to get this shot since Joe's Mom's name was Isabelle.
 You could sit here to have your ice cream if you wanted.
 Wonderful log house!

 Beautiful jewelry and crafts in here.
 THIS was Joe's favorite shop......
 He saw THIS!!!! It is a COPPER counter top! Now he is thinking he might do this for the bar. The owner flies to Texas, rents a truck and goes to Mexico for the pieces he sells. There was alot of art work, statues etc. Plus he makes all the furniture himself! They can order any size copper counter top, so Joe got his card and is going to call him.
 This was the bar that is part of the Inn where we had lunch. We didn't sit in the bar, but the restaurant.
 This pretty fountain is at the main intersection.
 It is a memorial plot, with lots of pretty flowers.
 Here is where we had lunch.

 I had a pear and walnut salad with a poppy seed dressing that was delicious. Joe had the meatloaf sandwich.
 another picture of the copper bar top. (Joe had to go back and get some more pics:)
 This great car went by.
 And we went into the Sturgis pretzel factory but didn't get a pretzel, we were full from lunch!

 Just a PRETTY porch on someone's house. I loved that pretty green color.
On the way home, several hours later, we stopped at what used to be the historic Strasburg Inn. The restaurant is now called the Fireside Tavern.
 We sat outside and I had a glass of wine and Joe had a beer and we split an order of crab stuffed mushrooms! OMGoodness, they were fabulous! There was a wonderful breeze blowing.
 The little deck is under this huge tree.
 And this is the wonderful view! Fields of corn and other crops, buggies etc.
 The stuffed mushrooms. I am getting hungry just looking at the picture:) We didn't need any dinner tonight when we got home!
 Some Amish buggies going by. Thanks for coming along. It was a great day. I will be joining some of these great parties:


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