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Early in December I took a weekend road trip with Molly to Pittsburgh. She was going to be selling her adorable goods at her very first craft show Handmade Arcade. It was so much fun to get to go along and be her helper, and she did so great! She even wants to do more now, which is always a great sign.
We took Route 30 to Pittsburgh which is the fun scenic way. The weather was pretty rainy and dreary but we got to stop at thrift and antique shops along the way. We even stopped into the Pie Shoppe Bakery for some amazing donuts.
We started the drive home right after the show, but ended up stopping in at a hotel for the night about an hour outside the city. It worked out really well because Sunday the weather was beautiful and we stumbled upon Green Gables which was offering Sunday brunch and a free photo with Santa. We also hit up a few more antique malls and I’ll have to get photos of the fun things I found. A few were Christmas gifts, and a few for myself. You can see the fun salt and pepper shakers I found on our way to Pittsburgh above. Can’t wait for our next road trip!

Mister Eds





During our last road trip of the Summer we decided to stop in Mister Ed’s on our way to Lake Tobias. Shari had never been and there was no way we could just drive by without sharing the fun that is Mister Ed’s.
Part candy shop & part free elephant museum Mister Ed’s has something for everyone. There is a fun outdoor garden area and woods you can walk through. The elephant museum is bigger and better then ever, and they have a really fun selection of candy. Located in Orrtanna, PA (this is between Chambersburg & Gettysburg PA) they are open every day, and worth a stop in your ever find yourself in the area!

Lake Tobias




Last weekend was the last Saturday that Kurt would be with us before he moved back to State College for school, so we decided to do something fun. We took a little PA Adventure, both boys and Kurt’s girlfriend Shari. I have wanted to visit Lake Tobias Wildlife Park ever since my friend Molly went.
The day had been calling for scattered rain showers so we weren’t sure what to expect, but it turned into a beautiful clear day.
Lake Tobias was started in 1965 by JR Tobias, and his wife still lives in a farmhouse on the property. Our favorite part of the trip was the safari tour. You ride in an open top bus across 150 acres of beautiful hills on a one hour tour. There are all kinds of animals that greet you from alpaca, emu, bison, to water buffalo.
There is also a petting zoo, reptile house, and a section of the park set up like a more typical zoo. It was a nice way to wrap us to wrap up the Summer with one last road trip.