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