In case you missed my recent post, a brief stint of unemployment — three short days — sent me scurrying to have some fun before the new job started.
First up was a visit to my Dad’s house in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. I’d bought him a new cell phone, which I needed to deliver so I could activate the thing and switch his old number over.
I’d planned on taking the car, but the humidity had finally dropped, which meant it would just be silly not to take the bike.
The main reason I’d wanted to take the car was that I’d decided to finally visit the nearby Stoudts Brewing Company, the source of my favorite “cow beer,” a Bavarian-style hefeweizen, which is very hard to find in Virginia.
Luckily, Aunt Bertha rode over to the brewery with me, so I was able to get two cases.
I thought I’d have to leave one of the cases at Dad’s house, but I actually managed to get it all packed into my bike.
I spent the night at Dad’s then left early on Thursday for the ride home. Temps were in the mid 60s when I set out. It was lovely.
Here are some things I saw and captured during the ride home. I thought you all might like to see some of the pretty landscapes and other stuff I enjoyed in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia.
Even the gas stations in Pennsylvania are fun. I couldn’t resist filling up at The Turkey Hill Experience in Columbia.
And I just HAD to stop by the Haines’ Shoe House in Hallum, which I needed to drive right past anyway.
I saw quite a few pretty barns along the way, too.
I really like seeing all the old barns in PA, which look a lot different than the barns I usually see in Virginia.
I’d never actually seen a Ural in person. So, when I came across More Than Motorcycles (official Ural dealer in Maryland), I couldn’t resist stopping to gawk. John, who was working on the older model pictured below, was kind enough to humor me.
And that ends my quick visit to Dad’s in Pennsylvania. It was nice seeing him and his sisters, Pearl and Bertha. Hopefully, I will get back to PA for another visit soon.
Next up, my incredible long-weekend jaunt with Hubby.