Maple Donuts

On Wednesday my friend Molly had off of work, and so we planned a little day trip further into Pennsylvania.
Our first stop was Maple Donut’s in York PA. There are actually a few locations in York but I like the one of East Market St. best because the interior is so cute. Maple donut’s is still a family owned business that was started in 1946. Of course we had to get a dozen to bring home and share. When you buy a dozen, you get a baker’s dozen–so one to sit down and eat there.
After Maple’s we went to a few thrift shops in York, then headed back toward home to Hanover PA. Since Molly had never been to the Utz chip tour I had to take her. Then we stopped in the Utz shop and picked up a souvenir drinking glass.
After Utz it was time for lunch so we visited Crabb’s Tropical Treat drive-in. Unfortunately I didn’t get any good photos because I forgot to bring my camera and the iPhone ones are not so great, but you can see some great photos here (love this blog too by the way!) Crabb’s was founded in 1953 and has the teletray push button menus for ordering from your car. I had the veggie & cheese sub which was really good, but if I was a meat eater I would have been intrigued enough to order the “french poodle” because of it’s name alone!
It was a perfect quick day trip, and next time I will not forget my real camera! I got a bunch of fun things at the thrift shops that I will photograph properly soon. I’ve acquired quite a few fun dish ware items in the past couple of months.

My Graduate…

I know I’ve been a very bad blog poster for the month of June, but with very good reason…my son Kurtis graduated from high school! It’s been a whirlwind of activity around here. We had the graduation ceremonies for both him and his cousin Skyler who also graduated this year.
Then there was graduation parties, and a visit to his college campus. I am not sure if I mentioned it on the blog yet, but Kurtis is going to Penn State. We are so proud of him, and while it feels really far to me (3 hours away) I know it could be a lot further.
We had his new student orientation and got to check out State College PA, we had never been there before. I’m sure Thomas and I will be making many trips that way in the next year (first year students cannot have cars) so I’d love to hear of anything anyone recommends in the area.

Birthday Roadtrip 2013

First I just want to apologize that you might have seen a few of these photos already on instagram. I try to keep my blog filled with my camera photos, and my instagram filled with Iphone photos. On this trip however I didn’t bring my camera because I was bringing along two old beauties loaded with film, and didn’t want to carry around 3 cameras and a phone. So please forgive any “re-runs”.
This weekend was my sister Heather and I’s annual birthday road trip. We try to take a little weekend trip every February to celebrate her turning another year older. We’ve gone to Lancaster PA most years, and this year did the same.
This weekend we…
-shopped for treasure in thrift shops & antique places
-brought our Blythe dolls Francis & Piper (getting ready for Blythcon!)
-Heather ran across a busy road to get her photo with the hay-man
-went on a hunt for birthday cupcakes & they were amazing
-slept in a steamboat
-visited a windmill
-roadside diner breakfasts with blueberry pancakes
-visited Columbia, Lancaster, Hanover, and Ephrata PA
and I can’t wait to do it all again next year…