Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A Mini Vacation

Library programming wrapped up last week, so I decided to take advantage of my more flexible schedule and take the girls to visit my parents outside of Allentown, PA for my mom's birthday this week. Here are a few pictures of the local scenery:

Yesterday it was hot and sunny so we splashed and played in the Wildwater Kingdom at Dorney Park (no photos of that, but we wore ourselves out keeping cool!).

Today was a little cooler and overcast, so we tooled around the area and took in some of the local color. We stopped for ice cream and sweet treats at the Premise Maid shoppes outside of Kutztown. The girls each chose a bag of candy as well as an ice cream cone - yum!

Above is a view of one of the beautiful farms in the area, right across the street from the ice cream shoppe.

My mother and I also couldn't resist a quick visit to the Woods Bridge Dry Goods store owned by a Mennonite family. They had a good variety of fabrics from prints to flannels as well as some buttons and other notions, all reasonably priced. Here is a shot of their selection of batiks. I bought a couple to add to my stash, in some of my favorite colors.

It was great to get a little change of scenery, some play time with the girls, and some quality time with my parents.

This evening it was home again, and it's back to work tomorrow. August should be a more relaxed month, since the hectic program and camp schedules have let up and we don't have to start thinking about back-to-school just yet.

1 comment:

Vivien Zepf said...

My sister used to live in Allentown and we recently celebrated her 50th at one of her favorites restaurants there: The Farmhouse. But, I didn't know about the fabric store and ice cream shops in the area. Have to keep those in mind; yum!