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I have recipes in these six Gooseberry Patch cookbooks
I have recipes in these six "Gooseberry Patch" cookbooks

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Wonderful Trip

Me and two of my sisters went to Lancaster, Pa. last week for two days. We had so much fun
and packed in as much fun as we could in those two days. We did a lot of driving in the country, ate lots of  Pa. Dutch cooking, did some shopping and went to see a play "Josiah for President", which was awesome and I recommend highly if you are in that area.
 I was driving so my one sister was taking pictures, so I don't have any pictures of the amish. She
is supposed to send them to me.
  But I will share a few photo's from our trip that I have.
 First I will show some of the goodies that I purchased.

New Pumpkin doll with a gourd around her neck

Winter star for my porch

Lighted fall Indian Corn picture

T-towels to make aprons

New Americana bunting flag for my porch

Fall lighted berries for my crock

Winter berries, they are lighted

Lighted burlap pumpkin

Lighted pumpkin

Fall slate

Beautiful fall garden flags

  Can't leave Pa. without buying Whoopie pies, here is a variety pack, Yummy
Beautiful sunrise at our little cottage

Booklet from the play that we saw
Me and my twin sisters Lena and Lina


  1. So glad you shared the trip as it brings back so many good memories for me too!
    I just adore the pumpkin doll & all the pumpkin goodies you found! You did good!
    It will be fun to decorate with them! Hope you can share more pics of the area & the Amish.
    Best wishes!

  2. I have never been to Lancaster your goodies...and those whoopie pies are making me hungry. Janice

  3. Haven't been to Lancaster this year. I've been bugging hubby to drive down for the Amish market and auction. Would be more fun with girl time though. Great finds! I see your ready for fall♥Amy

  4. I am so glad you had a fun time. Looks like you are all ready for Fall. I love all those goodies. Especially the Winter star and the tea towels, neat colors and patterns. The sunrise is beautiful. I hope that when you decorate you will show us some pics. Can't wait to see more photos.
    Take care, Janet W ((hugs))

  5. That is great that you found so many wonderful new goodies to decorate with! I hope to make it up in to PA for visits after we move to WV. ;)

  6. Wonderful treasures you have found! Fun had by all!


  7. Always a good time in Lancaster! I can't wait to go again.
    Oh you saw Josiah for President - we were going to see it in Ohio but opted for 'Mennonite Girls Can Cook'. Now I wish we were seein Josiah!!! lol


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