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Life Is A Journey ~ Enjoy Every Moment!


I am always amazed at all the wonderful places we are so blessed to be able to drive to in our area. This past Monday, my husband, some friends of ours and I loaded up and off we went on an overnight adventure. First up, Pottsville, PA?

Uh, what? Where you ask? Just a few hours away, we were able to tour the site of America’s Oldest Brewery. Yuengling Brewery! We got to see and walk through the hand-dug fermentation caves that were used for storage before refrigeration. My favorite part was seeing the beautiful stained glass ceiling where they did the brewing. Once we finished the FREE 1 1/2 hour tour, we got to try some of their different beers, which was a big joke with my friends and my husband since I do not drink. I did try some though.

After a fantastic lunch at the locally famous Maroons (home of the 1925 NFL Championship controversy with the Pottsville Maroons), we were back on the road again to Lancaster, PA.; another place that for some reason I have never been to. I have been through it, past it and by it, but never got to actually stop and shop! I think the reason they have so many shops in the nearby areas such as Bird-in-Hand is so that you can walk off all the delicious meals you get to eat.

While driving around the back roads and looking at the beautiful Amish farms I noticed that the gardens there were spotless. At farm after farm you would see splashes of color all around and the most well-maintained vegetable gardens you will ever find. We ended up spending the night at a nice place that said we would have a farm view. which we did. I had to laugh however, because right across the street was a well-known nursery wholesaler, Greenleaf. I just can’t get away from it! Send us photos of your vacations at #behnkes!

Posted by: Stephanie Fleming

Stephanie Fleming was raised at Behnke’s Nurseries in Beltsville. Her Mom, Sonja, was one of Albert & Rose Behnke’s four children. She was weeding from the moment she could walk and hiding as soon as she was old enough to run, so many weeds, so little time. Although she quickly learned how to pull out a perennial and get taken off of weed pulling duty.

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