Monday, August 2, 2010

More of our Road Trip

After we left Richard and Carolyn's, we arrived in Schaefferstown and stopped by Franklin House for lunch.

This is the outside of the tavern, it is one big building!

The balcony was open and since it was such a nice day we decided to have our lunch outside on the balcony.

We started our meal with hummus. It was so good and looked so nice in the wine glass. We get this appetizer everytime we visit here.
And a nice bottle of white wine!

Tim had a bruschetta steak salad and I had a crab cake salad.

As you can see, Tim didn't like his salad!
I don't think he could have got that plate any cleaner!
Since Tim cleaned his plate he was allowed dessert! He had a apple crumble warm from the oven with a dollop of vanilla ice cream!

And I had carrot cake which was really good.

While we were eating on the balcony we saw an Amish buggy pull into an area near the parking lot.
No sooner had the buggy arrived so did an Amish man on a scooter.

A young boy and girl jumped out of the buggy and ran to greet the man. We figured the man was their Father and they were meeting him during his lunch break from his job. It was so nice how the kids ran to meet him!

After our lunch we took a little stroll through town. Here is a picture of an old fire escape on the side of the museum building.

Notice the weights. If someone was using the fire escape when they would step on part of the fire escape the weights would drop and slowly lower the walkway down to the ground. After being fascinated by that :) we cross the street to the Gemberling-Rex House (c.1758). The color of this house is unusual and all the times that Tim and I were in Schaefferstown, we never walked across the street to check it out. But we decided to this time. It wasn't open but when they are open they offer tours. It once was a tavern. The next time we are in the area I hope they are open so we can check out the inside. We did look through the windows and it was so neat inside.
We walked around to the back of the tavern and were greeted by the tour guide of the grounds! He was so handsome and had the bluest eyes. I was feeling myself falling in love with him and was trying to think of some way to tell Tim that I wanted to bring him home with me.

The backyard was so neat and the out buildings were fascinating.

So after our tour of the backyard and the out buildings, I bid a farewell to the blue-eyed stranger.

There were two more buildings in town that we took pictures of but I will finish this story another time. So make sure you stop by and sit on our porch and hear the rest of the story of our day trip in Schaefferstown.


TeresaM said...

A beautiful place to have lunch!!! Looks very yummy!!! What a nice day!

K'sKronicles said...

I never knew those out buildings were there behind the Gemberling-Rex House...And the Franklin House has the best bruschetta ever..!!!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

loved the tour..but loved your tour guide the best..he was beautiful.;)

In Grandma's Attic said...

What a nice day you two had. Lucky girl...

Anonymous said...

I live in Amish Country Ohio.


Teri said...

Such a wonderful day that you have shared! Thank you! Hugs ~ Teri

Angie Berry said...

Mmmmm... that food and dessert is making me hungry and I just had dinner! Delish!

How neat that you got pictures of the Amish family. That story is so sweet!

Oh my word! I couldn't believe what I was reading about the tour guide of the gounds... hahaha... I sure wasn't expecting a cat. That was too funny! It is a beautiful cat.

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