Saturday, May 17, 2014

Headed To Pennsylvania

My weekend started early on Thursday. My friend Susan and I had signed up for lectures at the Penn Dry Goods Market. 
I bought a carry on suitcase for my new job( I have named her Blaze) so this is her inaugural run. This is the setup that I will be using for my traveling in the very near future.
   I met Susan at my friend Louise's house in Greensboro. 
I got to have a little kitty quality time with the Guster before we left. This guy makes me smile.
  Most of our drive was like this...
Ugh! We went through the same type of nasty travel when we went to Charleston.
Susan and I stopped at this lovely little store in Rianoke, VA.
They have lovley yarns and needlepoint supplies.
Susan was on the hunt for one of these little forest animals that when finished clip on your tree, see the sweet fawn? Susan picked up the bear kit.
After that it was time for lunch so Susan and I went to The Texas Tavern for hot dogs. I was here in March with Rich.
The rest of the drive was long and rainy. We got off the highway for gas in PA and I spotted this lovely brickwork on this barn. I saw a few more like this before we got back on the highway.
  Susan and I didn't get to our hotel until after 7 so we stopped for Hoagies and Cheesestaeks before checking in and ate at the hotel.
If you are from this area you know that hoagies come with oil and vinegar and a little oregano. This is an Italian hoagie. Yum.
  Well that is the first part of the adventure.  Thanks for traveling with me.
There will be more from the road.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Chris

17 comments:

Vickie said...

Sweet! Have lots and lots of fun Chris!

Krista said...

Looks like lots of fun so far. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

You do get around Chris, I'm looking forward to more travels with you. By the way, I've never heard of a "hoagie".

Dee said...

I've never seen a barn like that. Cool!

Sorry you had such nasty weather though. The farms and fields of PA are so pretty on a sunny day.

Robin said...

Have a fabulous adventure! Hope the weather clears up for you.

Enjoy your weekend!

Robin in Virginia

Margaret said...

Oh I'm so glad you are going to this! Now I get to live vicariously! lol! I love your new suitcase setup -- very nice! Yuck on the weather though. Ugh. Hope you have fun!

robindefender said...

Gus is so cute! Sounds like y'all are having fun despite the rain. Wish I could have gone too!

Myra said...

Blaze looks like a wonderful travel mate. :o) I hope you and Susan have lots of fun.

Barb said...

This looks like it is going to be a fun adventure! Thanks for sharing it with us.

diamondc said...

I remember Hoagies, the subs nowadays just donot taste the same, still oil and vingar and spices hit the mark, love Blaze great color and great name, have a safe and gun trip.

Catherine

Brigitte said...

Not good that you had to travel during such a rainy day. But the yarn shop ceratinly was a nice highlight. Have fun for the rest of your trip.

butterfly said...

Looks great fun Chris enjoy.

cucki said...

Enjoy my dear x

Beth said...

Road adventures! I have never in my life seen a brick barn much less one with a pattern on it.

Annette-California said...

Hope you have lots of FUN!
love Annette

The Inspired Stitcher said...

You know I love me a good road trip and if I can't be travelin' I love reading about others' travels. Looking forward to the next installment from the road. :-)

Vera said...

Hi Chris! Sorry I couldn't meet up with you and Susan...how was the Penn Market this year? YOur drive up weather-wise looks like what we had most of our vacation - lol. At least we were cozy in our new camper. Good to be home...not so good getting back to work today. Hope your new job works out well -- let me know.