Sunday, September 29, 2013

New Hope Train

The growing New Hope Arts Festival, held in late September, has moved up the hill to the large school parking lot where it can accommodate the large number of artists and shoppers.

Most people also meander down the hill to walk the town and explore the ecclectic shops and diverse food choices.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

SOS (Steaks on South) - Philadelphia

A couple blocks from Jim's Steaks is the not so famous SOS (Steaks on South).

Not wanting to brave the hour long line of Jim's, we walked up to the counter and ordered cheese steaks and fries.

In ten minutes, we were eating a really good cheesesteak.

Add SOS to the abundant list of good Philly cheesesteak spots.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Wilbur Chocolate Factory - Lititz

A visit to Lititz wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Wilbur Chocolate Factory/Store.

Chocolate scent permeates the downtown beckoning you to visit the building.

Free samples are popular and usually lead to purchasing a bag or two of Buds.

Besides Wilbur's, Lititz has a vibrant main street with many cool shops and restaurants.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Saw Mill Demonstration - Hay Creek Festival

More attractions at the festival are the old saw mill and wood working shop.

Belt-driven machines are attached to old tractors fitted with drive wheels to power the machinery.

Civil War Letter - Hay Creek Festival

The Civil War Encampment is a popular attraction at the Hay Creek Festival at Historic Joanna Furnace.

Knowlegable historians dressed in early American clothes are everywhere during this festival.

Highly skilled crafters show and sell their wares.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Hot Peppers - Bowers Chile Pepper Festival

A really cool and wildly popular event occurs in early September in the park in the little town of Bowers.

Easily 50 vendors booths with the common theme of chile peppers offer their unique products. The originality and amazing flazors to sample (and purchase) make this a very memorable event.

The subtle heat of chile peppers recipes is truly enjoyable while the uncomfortably hot peppers are rare and clearly marked for the more adverntuous.