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July 22, 2010

Home Again!

I remember from my childhood whenever we returned home from vacation, my Mom would announce "home again" as we pulled into our driveway.  Well, I'm "home again" from my vacation. We spent a week in Hershey, PA.  We also visited Gettysburg and Lancaster.  We managed to squeeze a lot of sites into one week!  Chocolate World, Indian Echo Caverns, Antique Auto Museum, Gettysburg, Lancaster, Strasburg, Intercourse, Hershey Park.....

We had a great time!  The Antique Auto Museum was a spontaneous stop.  They had a muscle car exhibit and having owned a couple of muscle cars in the past, it was a must see.  A big surprise in the museum was this:
The actual bus used in one of my all-time favorite movies.....Forrest Gump!!
This signature card was displayed in the side window of the bus:

I read about this shop in a recent issue of Quilt Samper magazine.  Fortunately I have a very perturbed tolerant family and I was able to steal a few moments there:
Quiltmaker's Cottage on Chocolate Ave in Hershey, PA
I should have snapped the pic from the other side of the sign so the actual shop would have been included.  But like I said.....the family was being very perturbed patient with me!
I also managed to steal a few hours minutes in this shop in Intercourse, PA:
The Old Country Store, Intercourse PA

Look Inside:
They sell fabric online at The Old Country Store   Great prices!  It was fabric heaven.  If you are ever in PA, these two shops are definitely worth a visit!  Above this shop is a quilt museum with lots of beautiful quilts on display.  I want to go back to PA on a quilt shop hop!
I'm still working on my Underground Railroad Sampler quilt and Red House Sampler.  I need to snap pics of the quilt squares I have completed and my progress on RHS, so that update will come soon.
I'll close with a photo of DH, DD, and I at Gettysburg.  Til next time, Happy Stitching!

3 comments:

Valerie said...

What a fabulous vacation, Carol! All of those beautiful fabrics and quilts ~ I know you were in heaven! My husband is from the Harrisburg area so we are up around Hershey and Lancaster several times a year. I love it everytime I go! So glad that you had such a "tolerant" family! Hehehehe. Maybe next time you take a trip you can spend ALL of your time quilt and stitch shopping!

Thanks so much for sharing!

Jackie said...

What a great family picture! I'm glad you had a fun time and got to visit some quilt shops.

Siobhan said...

Great pics, Carol! We must have been in the area at the same time. I love Lancaster County, Intercourse and Strasbourg in particular. Bitty Kinna's and Dutchland Quilt Patch are good places to stop, too. Another shop, further east, to not miss is Hayloft Fabrics. It's just on the edge of the Lancaster area with 8,000 bolts of fabric--lots of Moda--and they cut as small as a 1/8 inch. www.hayloftfabrics.com Their prices are fantastic, too. Just thought I'd mention it!