Girlfriend Getaway – Part 1

14 Mar

I was going to do a single post all about my recent trip, but then I realized I got so many interesting shots at the Green Dragon that I should just share them. I mean, the Green Dragon is quite a unique and colorful place.

My two girlfriends and I have done an annual trip like this for 18 years running. All but one of those trips has been to Lancaster, PA. And most have included a visit to this crazy place.

The Green Dragon, billed as a “farmer’s market and auction,” has been in business in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, since 1932. It’s an amazing, eclectic collection of merchants selling the widest variety of stuff you could ever imagine. Most of these pics speak for themselves. So sit back, scroll through, and enjoy.

Me and Tracey (aka Granny Trace)

Me and Tracey (aka Granny Trace)

 

Hay Auction

Hay Auction

 

Peaceful Valley Amish Furniture

Peaceful Valley Amish Furniture

 

Among the Amish

Among the Amish

 

Baked (and fried?) Goodness

Baked (and fried?) Goodness

 

Do you see the frog? No he did not come home with me.

Do you see the frog? No he did not come home with me.

 

Carol and Tracey

Carol and Tracey

As an aside, Carol got a polka dot sweatshirt for her birthday from Granny T, too, but she was too embarrassed to wear it and have us all match.

Sunnyside Pastries

Sunnyside Pastries

 

Diabetic socks? WTF?

Diabetic socks? WTF?

 

Potato Chips

Potato Chips and Tupperware

 

Whoopie Pies!

Whoopie Pies!

 

Sprinkles in every color combination.

Sprinkles in every color combination.

 

Team Parking. You know, for the Amish buggies.

Team Parking. You know, for the Amish buggies.

 

Art

Art

 

Essential Food

Essential Food

 

Carol & Tracey

Carol & Tracey

 

One of many produce stands.

One of many produce stands.

 

Crazy leggings.

Crazy leggings.

 

Need an alien, anyone? Fuzzy, I know you want one.

Need an alien, anyone? Fuzzy, I know you want one.

 

Big-nosed dogs.

Big-nosed dogs.

 

Biker Barbie

Biker Barbie and her possessed-looking baby doll friend.

 

Easter Bunny (these were all over the place in Lancaster this year)

Easter Bunny (these were all over the place in Lancaster this year)

 

Yes, this bunny came home with me.

Yes, this bunny came home with me. Carol gets props for the name thing.

 

Audrey's

Audrey’s

 

Chocolate-dipped peeps!

Chocolate-dipped peeps!

 

Noodles!

Noodles!

 

Sausage on a stick.

Sausage by Newswanger. How’s that for a name?

How’s that for variety? And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Really.

The Green Dragon is always fun for us. But then, how can you not have fun shopping with your girlfriends?

I really love those ladies!

10 thoughts on “Girlfriend Getaway – Part 1

  1. The Green Dragon looks like so much fun to wander around, and eat, and wander, and eat.

    I think the matching polka dot pullovers are cute.

    Oh and on a side note – thanks, I really want an apple fritter now……….

  2. Kathy:

    OH Kathy , I’m so disappointed that Carol didn’t wear her pink polka-do sweatshirt. It would match my Pink Crocs and I also have a pink hat and pink shirt. I wished I had a Granny-T

    I love all your photos but I kept starring at those Moochie Pies. Must be hungry
    Isn’t it great to get together with friends ?

    bob
    Riding the Wet Coast

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