We traveled to Intercourse, Soudersburg, Akron and on to our third and last place. Now you must understand that I KNEW I'd spend some time in fabric shops and my DH would not ever deny me that, but it's just not his thing. And he might start resenting the fact that we are stopping at so many...so, I'd planned to make the last B&B a place that had a 'Hot Rod Update!'
Since Lee is working on one right now, he'd be able to check out someone else who actually WORKS on them and inhale the air in someone else's garage.(Isn't that thoughtful of me?) We got to Bella Vista B&B in Akron, PA after stopping for lunch at the Akron Restaurant and as we pulled around the driveway (horseshoed around the back), we saw the 'hot rod' in the barn and the door was open.
Well, I just went right towards the barn and introduced myself to the gentleman in the barn (Jeff, the innkeeper) and the car created it's own conversation for the guys that lasted for quite a while (mission accomplished, dontcha think?)
and we hoisted all the luggage up the THREE flights of stairs (remember, mom is 80!, so I did most of the 'lugging'). I gotta say tho, after 3 days there, I could take those stairs and not be winded at the top anymore! Wooo Hoooo!
Now, I say that it's the 3rd floor, but you have to understand, the next few photos are...Leaving our room to first landing (halfway to 2nd floor) going at least 10 stairs down,
(no need for the settee yet- remember, I'm going down now), turn corner and walk about 8 steps down to 2nd floor landing.
YEAH! Try doing that all day. You start to think ahead about what you need in your room, before you leave it to go down to the sitting rooms/porch/outside, etc.
On Friday we went to an outdoor flea market -Green Dragon-(that was also in buildings- this is good since it rained...), saw some beef jerky bones (I guess)
and the butcher shop inside the buildings there.
outside veg/fruit vendors...
(Back at the B&B, we met a couple who stayed at our last B&B the previous year and they had the same breakfast every day...the same as ours was. They also thought yuck! Sorry, Blue Ball, you won't ever see us again. We've been spoiled by places so much better. )
We had wonderful breakfasts with Jeff and Sarah, along with great conversations, and one night while mom & I were working on hand-work on Lee's tee-shirt quilt (of course I brought something to work on, ladies-- great excuse to work on it- and mom helped!--) we had a great visit with Sarah. It was as though we were old friends. I definitely will miss them. And to think they have the B&B on the market to sell!! (I hope we can get together with them even if they don't own it next year). They made it feel as though it was our own home. (Sarah, it's your job to count those stairs and email me with the number. I'll figure out how many stairs I'd climbed later. Thanks.
All and all, we had a great time.... and Jeff, if you want to see our antique cars, I'll link you there. Anyone who's still reading this, and you want to see more of our vacation photos, here's the link. I'll keep loading them as I can, so check back for more.