Friday, October 10, 2008


Hi all!

Well, Doug and I are on our way to Pennsylvania wholesale shopping and I decided to take pictures this time. We have been going to PA for the last 30 years and I never take pictures for the most part but thought it might be nice to keep a journal of sorts.

We left Wisconsin on Thursday early a.m. and our first stop was the wonderful new Farmer's Market in Waukarusa, this place is huge. It's a post and beam construction with pegs holding the's a builders dream!
We arrived in Cranberry, PA towards dinner time and stayed there for the night. This morning when we got up the countryside was just beautiful with a low haze/fog in the mountains...I never get tired of this scenery. I tried to get some photos as we were driving but if you have ever tried this you know it's next to impossible but I did manage to get a few....the colors are almost at peak - but not quite....

We finally arrived at our first destination, Valley Forge, PA around 4 p.m.

We chose the route that takes us through the Valley Forge Park - I tried to get pictures here as well but only a few turned out so I will post them. There are so many beautiful buildings in this park but some are set so far back it's impossible to get a picture from the road.

Well, that's about it for today....we got into our hotel, relaxed and then met a wonderful couple for the first time, whom I met fthrough my website - she placed an order and it all went from there. I find with my website that is most certainly is A SMALL WORLD!

More to follow in a day or two.


  1. Hi Karen!
    I hope you & Doug are having a wonderful time! I've been to Valley Forge many times, it's just beautiful! We lived not too far from there in Camp Hill, PA for a while! There is just so much to do!! Your pictures were just soo pretty! Thanks for sharing & have a great time! Can't wait to see what you bring back!

  2. P.S. Okay I have to say...I know you didn't post it here, but on the boards, I LOVE the wet nap story, I WAS ROLLIN!! :)
    That has to be one of the BEST ice breaker stories I have EVER heard! Too hilarious! Have a good weekend!
    Hugs again!

  3. Hi Karen!

    WELCOME to beautiful PA!!!
    You picked a gorgeous weekend to here is just fabulous-huh?!! I hope it stays this nice --at least till Thurs! :)
    I hope you and Doug have a great time...If you are ever up near Erie....let me know! ;)
    I hope ya get lots a pics when ya get to Lancaster!!

    *Safe Trip*


    LOL! yep- that was me who placed that order! I'm so excited too!! :)

    Have a great weekend!

  4. Pa sure is pretty isnt it!
    Your pictures are beautiful!

    Ok WHAT is the wet nap story?:)

  5. Have a wonderful time! I live in PA but have never been to Vally Forge, the pics are great:)

  6. Valley Forge is so pretty - good friends live very close by and I love it there. Have fun buying!!

  7. I hope you and your hubby have a wonderful and safe trip! Can't wait to see the goodies you found!

  8. I've never been to PA before, but would love to go sometime. Your pictures are making me want to go even more. How beautiful!!
    I can't wait to read more about your trip and take in more beautiful eye candy.
    Blessings, Birgit

  9. Oh what a wonderful scenic drive!...I am in Western Pa and it is so colorful and beautiful this time of year! I love the pix...thanks for sharing them with us!...glad you had a great time!

  10. Karen,
    I enjoyed reading about your trip. My parents were just in Valley Forge and they actually have pictures of two of the same places you have! Have a great time on your trip :)

    Tag Your It :) I hope you can play along.

  11. Karen,
    I most definitely will have to add this to my list of places to visit one day. Goodness it's so gorgeous!
    I know you and Doug had a wonderful time. :)
    Thank you for sharing with us.
    Blessings, Linda


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