Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Road Trip


After enduring HOT and HUMID weather for the past week or so, we were treated to an absolutely picture perfect day on Monday. Tim and I headed out for a road trip. But first things first. Our first stop was STARBUCKS!


We headed out on Route 322...what a day for a drive in the beautiful Countryside of Central Pa!



Our mission was to pick up another candle order from our friends, Richard and Carolyn at PA Soy Candles in Lebanon, PA. We arrived at their farm. The building next to the barn is the candle shop...I just love walking through the door and seeing our friends.


We always look forward to seeing them and chatting with them. When we get there we seem to stay way too long, but we enjoy talking with them. This time we got to meet Cora Lee, who helps out in the candle shop. She was so nice and we look forward to seeing her again. She has a friend that lives in our town and Cora Lee promised us that she will stop by The Brickhouse when she visits her friend.
This is an area of PA Soy's candle shop that makes Tim nervous!

It is the area where I go and sniff candles. Tim gets nervous because I always leave this area with more candles to add to our original order! All the candles smell SO GOOD! I can't help it....the candles are awesome. But this time I was able to control myself and we stuck to the original order. But I did leave with a list, a long list of the candles that I want for our next order!

When we left Richard and Carolyn's we headed north on scenic Route 419. What a nice drive through the country.


We ended up at one of our favorite places to eat when we pick up our candles, The Franklin House in Schaefferstown.
I don't want to make this post too long, SO you need to stop by again to read more about our day trip. After our lunch we did a little walking tour around Schaefferstown and I will share pictures with you in our next blog post. Thanks for stopping by our blog and if you are in the area, please stop by The Brickhouse and smell the new candles!

13 comments:

Teri said...

Hi Patti ~ Such a lovely "out and about" day! So nice that the weather was pretty! I love all of your pictures that you shared! I look forward to the "rest of the story!" Sweet blessings for the rest of your week! Hugs ~ Teri

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful, relaxing day. Isn't it fun to get away from it all - at least once in awhile? Can't wait to see more pictures, Dawn

Tanya said...

Wow! what a pretty day for a drive! Wish I lived closer so I could SMELL those candles myself.
Can't wait for part two!

Have a great wk!

Tanya~friendshipcrossing.blogspot.com

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Such beautiful pictures... how much fun that must be to visit a candle shop! Knowing myself, I'd probably take a few crate loads home :p And the Franklin Tavern House looks adorable! Hope you have more pictures! ♥

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

love the photos you shared..beautiful place..can't wait to read part 2.:)

Beryl said...

Hi Patti, glad you and Tim had a great time. Beautiful country up there. Hope Robert and I can go on a get-away soon. I need one in a bad way. Got to call you and talk and tell you all that has been going on. Take care friend...

Vicki said...

I wish I had been there! I would love to come to your area...My husband and I talk about it so maybe one day soon. Love your blog
by the way...Have a nice evening...

Cheyenne said...

Looks like a wonderful day out...smell the country air, and then smell a pile of candles! Hooray!

I can't fathom the heat you are having. Mercy! I'd have a nap each and every day because I'd slowly turn into a sloth in that weather! :)

Windy Meadows Farm said...

Wish we were close enough to drop by the shop...it looks lovely! Oh, and candles are a weakness...I know I'd leave with an armload! Thanks for sharing your day trip.

Bringing Pretty Back said...

What a perfect day!!!
Kristin

TeresaM said...

WOW!!! Such beautiful pictures Patti!!! Central PA is such a pretty place!

Angie Berry said...

PA Soy's candle shop is awesome! I'd be like you... I would have a real hard time trying to decide what scents to buy. I just love the jars and labels of the candles, very nice!

Pamela said...

Looks like you have a shop I would LOVE to visit and often! Those candles I bet do smell scrumptious. I googled and you are actually just a few hours away from where my grandparents lived. I have fond memories of visiting Stroudsburg.
Thanx for stopping by earlier and becoming a follower!