Monday, June 24, 2013


 There was a silent auction at the Waystock festival and we bid on Barnstormer tickets, golf at Four Seasons and Mt Gretna play tickets.  We won them all so we have lots of summer activities to keep us entertained. Wednesday night we went  to the Barnstormer game.
 The weather was perfect for the game and we had great seats right by the dugout and by home plate.
 We had to be alert for any foul balls, but none flew our direction.
 Thursday Larry played golf at Four Seasons with Ben and Don.
 We took Larry's mom to Dutch Apple for a matinee performance of CATS. It is quite a different show, all song and dance. The costumes were amazing and they sure acted like cats. I never saw it on Broadway so I'm glad I got to see it here.
 All last week it was Made In America tour days in York, PA. We had nothing planed on Wednesday or Friday so we went and took some tours.  The first one we went to was George's Furniture. We had a nice tour of this family owned business where they make hand crafted hard wood furniture.
 Friday we took a tour of  Wolfgang candy. Schools, scouts, and churches often sell this candy for fund raisers.
 This is where we started our tour. It is the home where they started  making the candy in 1921. We had to take off all our jewelry, and wear hair nets.  No cameras were allowed inside but it was a very good tour of their three buildings. One where they were making chocolate covered pretzels, a building where they packaged the candy, and the building where the store supplies and have a store. And yes, they gave us some chocolate at the end of the tour - and we bought a lot more:)
Weldon Solutions was our last place to visit. They make robotic automation systems. It was a  little technical for me but interesting. He kept stressing that science and math were the key for the future in jobs.


 This is not our Phaeton, thank heavens! The guy in the white shirt owns this RV and he pulled into the park the other evening. He tried to turn left down this sloped road.
 He was towing this trailer.  We noticed the tow truck when we were out walking. They really had a job to get this trailer off and then to move the RV.

 He couldn't go forward for there is a well there at the yellow post, so they had to pull him back and then he could go to the right.
 Not a pretty sight. It took a couple hours to get this RV out of this mess, it sure made an evening of excitement for the park.

Sunday, June 16, 2013


 Saturday was a beautiful day to be outside so we saw this event advertised and decided to go. It was at the Wayside Presbyterian church in Landisville. There was music all afternoon.
 There was a nice big tent to sit under. I wanted the warmth of the sun and Larry liked the shade so we found the perfect spot.
 We enjoyed all the music, but especially liked the songs sung by Chiques United Methodist church band.
 There was free food all day long - hot dogs, walking taco, soft pretzels, chips, cookies, snow cones, popcorn and drink.
 Landisville Greenhouse had flowers for sale.  Hanging basket for $12.00 It was hard picking the basket I wanted to buy.
 Traveling with plants is a little bit of a challenge. These are my tomato plants I got at the egg and chicken festival in Alabama. I just planted them in their own pots, maybe tomatoes by September??!!

Monday, June 10, 2013


 We came to Sea Pines, an Outdoor World campground outside of Avalon, NJ, for two weeks on May 29th. On Friday my sister, Lynda, came down for a few days to celebrate her birthday with us.
 The weather was warm but rather windy. Lynda was a little cold on the beach in Wildwood on Saturday.

 On Sunday we visited my friend Helen and her family at Sea Isle City. It was still pretty windy and cool at the beach. but it was great visiting with Helen and her family.

Tuesday we took a walk on Avalon's beach.
 Had a good seafood meal at the Oceanside Restaurant in Avalon. Their she crab soup is almost as good as the soup at Charley's in North Carolina, that I fell in love with when working at Vandemere last year.
 A few miles up the road is the Cape May County Zoo. It is free, they just ask for donations to keep the animals feed. It is a very nice zoo. Lynda and I spent the day there on Monday and then Larry and I biked to it on Friday. I wanted to go back to see if the Snow leopard babies were out yet. (none of them were out for Larry to see)

 I did see the babies nursing on the monitor.
 Finally, we had a nice day with little wind and no rain, so Larry and I spent the day in Wildwood at the beach ( only beach that does not require beach tags) Larry spent a little while in the water, I only went in to my knees. The water temp was  67.  Larry has enjoyed our time here at the shore enough that he suggest we come back.