Pennsylvania Adventures

A few weeks ago my friend Molly had a week day off of work, and we decided it might be the perfect time for one last Summer day trip through Pennsylvania. We started off heading towards thrift shopping around York PA, and then circled upwards to Lititz for lunch. We ate at the cutest place called Tomato Pie Cafe. Molly had taken a trip with her husband earlier this year to the Lancaster area and this was one of the places they had eaten at. We sat out on the patio since it was such a mild day and both ordered the iced aloha coffee (look at that foam!) I ordered the namesake tomato pie with rosemary potatoes which was delicious. Molly had a tomato pie omelet (sort of like the pie wrapped up in eggs?) Everything was so good, and the town is really cute. We were on a bit of a schedule to hit all the thrift shops we wanted to before they closed, so we didn’t get to spend anymore time there besides lunch, but you can read about Molly’s previous trip there here.
After lunch we continued on to the Hershey PA area and stopped in some thrift shops a long the way back home, making somewhat of a circle. One of the thrift shops just happens to also be a bologna outlet and their mascot has always made me smile. It was a fun day and I ended up with lots more temporama dishes (some day I will have a whole set!)

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.