Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Christmas Trip!

This is where we went over the Christmas Holidays! A quilter's dream...... ....a lovely place to lay your head...the Amishview Inn.....
...the outstanding Christmas tree top at the Sight and Sound Theatre..near Lancaster...


...the outside of the theatre where we saw The Miracle of Christmas!


A few months before Christmas, hubby said to me....I've got an idea for the Christmas holidays...now,...usually we just sit around, doing diddly squat...maybe a little trip to Niagara Falls to see the lights....a 45 minute drive away.....nothin' much.....but...he had something bigger in mind! He thought it would be a good indicator of how things might be on a bigger trip in March Break with 4 unpredictable teens!
He chose the Sight and Sound Theatre near Lancaster, Pennsylvania! (my little grand daughter Honour asked me if that's where they made pencils!..hehe..so cute) anyways...the Monday after Christmas we all piled into the van...drove for 7!!!! very long hours.....and arrived, in the dark...to this lovely inn......
the Almishview Inn.....hubby had booked us into the only room that would hold 6 people...which happened to be a suite...(yes, we saved up for this one!) ....it had two separate bedrooms, one with an ensuite (we claimed that one) , a living room, a kitchen area w/a dishwasher!...and another bathroom.....and a fireplace(not in the bathroom).....three televisions (the teens thought they hit pay dirt!) it was a fabulous room...hubby did well!......
The next day we went a little sightseeing.....the town next to Bird in Hand, is a town called Intercourse.....one of our teens was a little unbelieving at that!...the other three didn't get it..:0)..the joys of having delayed kids....we went to this amazing quilt shop called the Log Cabin where I had to severely restrain myself to getting only a couple of things! Then on to an outlet mall...have to keep the teen girls happy!.....after a little rest and down time at the inn, we went off to the theatre. If you've never gone there, well, it's an experience you really don't want to miss....a theatre that seats over 2000 people with a 300' stage that stretches in front of you and on either side...live animals that come galloping down the aisle and up onto the stage!.....our teens were suitably impressed ...Don and I were thrilled.....it was a very impressionable evening....on the way back to the inn we stopped at this place that served Amish food....the kids thought it was great that there was so much food to choose from!
The next day, after we stopped at a local bakery, we started the long trek home.....leaving there around 11 a.m. and getting home at around 7 p.m. (the border crossing took much longer coming back).....
It was definitely a wonderful trip and the teens did well...just one melt down....not too bad....it's quite the thing how electronics can keep teens occupied! Here's hoping they do as well on March Break, where we'll be driving for about 19 hours....spread over two days....oh, my poor back! :0)
So, that was our Christmas trip....hubby was quite pleased with himself for his choice,...and he should be...it was quite wonderful...now him and I'll just have to go back sometime...all by ourselves...maybe we could even save up the airmiles to fly!