Saturday, September 8, 2012

Hello Pennsylvania!

Hello Dear Friends,
Thanks for coming along on this road trip with me and for all your kind comments about our adventures.
Today started back at the little restaurant that we had dinner at. The reason that we went back was this...

Creamed chipped beef. Yum! I don't see this very often in North Carolina.
We then headed to the Chester County Historical Society to see the sampler exhibit.

It was amazing. I am so glad that we didn't miss this. They had beautiful groupings of samplers and display cases of linens, pockets, pinballs and sewing bags.

There were a few people catching the exhibit on it's last day. I saw Jean from The Attic and the owner of Acorns & Threads who I hope to see in a couple of weeks in Portland, OR.
At noon we met up with friends and walked over to the Lincoln Tea Room for a lovely lunch.

What a lovely lunch.

And what a fun group. One of the ladies was a hoot. She " does enjoy a pair of decorated shoes." You have to love someone who goes through life with this philosophy.
Then Susan and I hopped in the car and headed to the Philadelphia Art Museum.

The group of Scottish samplers on display were lovely. They only had 10 samplers out but they were worth seeing. One of them had amazing detail. Two people in the windows of the house, a gravel path in front o the house with little stitches in 2 different colors. I wish I could have taken a picture for you.
The museum was pen late since it was first Friday so we had time to see the American and European collection. Lovely Van Goghs and Monets.
We went out to play on the front steps of the museum.

Those steps that Rocky made famous.

Lovely view.

Then we had a lovely meal at the Granite Hill Restaurant at the museum. I had the warm salmon salad.
Then it was back to the hotel room to get some rest.
What an amazing day!!
I hope that you have a wonderful Saturday. Thanks for joining Susan and I on this trip.


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Catherine said...

Glad you are having a good time! So wish I could have met up with you ~ next time, right?

Have fun on the rest of your journeys!

Margaret said...

I'm very envious indeed! Didn't realize the exhibit was already closing too. Oh well. As for creamed chipped beef -- mmmmmm. My mom used to make that, and I used to as well. But then I couldn't find the ingredients anymore. I should try again! Thanks for sharing your trip with us! Safe travels home!

Vickie said...

Wow Chris! Good for you!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Wish I could have been there with you! What a perfect day!!!

cucki said...

wow sound so lovely..
glad you are having a lovely time..
hugs xxx

Annette-California said...

You really got to see lots of wonderful examples of samplers and fantastic time with friends. Again Thank you for sharing. I 've enjoyed every photo:)
love Annette

Anonymous said...

I love the pictures! You are having a great time and seeing some history. Good for you guys! Enjoy your trip.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your day sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing the photos with us.

Cindy's Stitching said...

amazing day. food looks so good.

Myra said...

Looks like you are having a great time. Thanks for taking us along with you. :0)

Barb said...

Thanks so much for taking us on this trip with you. Seeing all these great samplers must be amazing. The food looks wonderful! After my check up in Fri. I'm on a big time diet-but it doesn't hurt to look!