Monday, October 20, 2008

Lancaster/Baltimore/Cape May...October '08...Day 2

We spent a relaxing first night at the Apple Bin Inn, ate our fill of peach pancakes and then set out for the day...

We saw more cows in the 2+ days in Lancaster County than we had seen in the past 10 years total.

Lancaster County...Tragic & Magic!
This was an actual working Amish farm at one point and the Target came along later obviously. The tour we took of the Farm was very kool.

Wendy in the fairly updated Amish kitchen

and the Amish master bedroom

The tour was also informative...
The term "Red Tape" referring to the complications of government business came from the fact that back in the 1700's government documents were tied up with specially designated handmade red twill tape. This tape signified the importance of the paper. "To cut through all this Red Tape" came from opening the red tape binding and getting to the document.

The smokehouse...Break Out The Ribs!


Don't forget to feed the kids.

Speaking of kids, the 1-room schoolhouse. Amish kids legally only need to go to school until the 8th grade.

One of the many covered bridges in Lancaster County. The woman to my right in the other window was using an E.M.F. detector, doing a little ghost hunting apparently.

Some early fall color

The Canadiana Motor Inn. A kool mid-century modern throwback across from the Amish Farm on Lincoln Highway/Rt. 30...I'm a HUGE fan of mid-century modern anything.

Speaking of classics, we stumbled upon this beauty in the cafe next door to the National Christmas Center in Paradise, PA. 3 plays for a quarter and nothing newer than the early 70's.

The 1940's exhibit at the Christmas Center

Another covered bridge

Since the Amish still don't like having their picture taken, we tried to be discreet.

A kool old gas pump in the village of Bird-In-Hand

A kool little mid-century modern house near Bird-in-Hand. This type of picture will be continually popping up on this blog.

I call this one, "Wendy with Bridge"

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Lancaster/Baltimore/Cape May...October '08...Day 1

Hey! This is the first post of our new blog that allows us to share the photos of our road trips with our friends and family.

We're Wendy and Rob Kramer. We love to drive and thankfully have a new (bought in June '08) Honda Fit. Most of our free time is spent out on the road with our camera in our here's our first entry.

Over the course of a recent 5-day weekend, we drove from Hoboken, NJ (home) to Lancaster County, PA, then onto Baltimore, MD and Cape May, NJ. The initial drive was done along (or what remains of it) old Lincoln Highway, the first transcontinental roadway in the US...

Lincoln Highway, Edison, NJ

Edison Monument, Edison, NJ

The Metuchen Inn, Metuchen, NJ...on Lincoln Highway

New Brunswick, NJ train station

Wendy at Carnegie Lake outside of Princeton, NJ

One of the many buildings on the Princeton University campus

Wendy in Princeton

Calhoun St. Bridge...where old Lincoln Highway crosses the Delaware River into PA

Big Marty's in Penndel, diggin' those bellbottoms!

Me want!

A Chipotle Pit Stop in PA

Heading down into the Susquehanna Valley

The name pretty much says it all.

The Fulton Steamboat Inn, Lancaster, PA. Robert Fulton's Birthplace is not far from here.