So when I planned this weekend with '2 separate groups of folks' months ago, I failed to notice the nice little running theme: 2 road trips to Pennsylvania in two days! Oppppsss...hahahahhahahahaha So after a Mom's Road Trip on Friday, Saturday morning saw Scott & I packed up in the car and headed off to Lancaster, PA...
And much like our trip to Bethlehem, the first stop after our drive was FOOOODDDD. I was STARVING by the time we got to Lancaster and couldn't get in HERE fast enoughJ
Oh man, and I have to say this was one of the ONLY times I've played my "eating for 2" card. Not to mention this place was a pregnant chicks HEAVEN! We seriously would have eaten here from July to October if it was close by (which, fortunately for my scale, it was NOTJ), but this was pretty much everything I craved for 5 & 1/2 months straightJ
On my plate? CARB HEAVEN! Scalloped potatoes, mashed potatoes with gravy, stuffing, biscuits with gravy and HOMEMADE BUTTERED NOODLES which I ADORED! Balance? NO. To die for? YES! Never fear, as this was our only meal of the dayJ hahahaha
OK, I lied. Even though I was just about BURSTING at the seams, we couldn't pass up the DESSERT. BAR. Helloooo?? Who could???
Scott had tried his beloved Shoo-Fly pie and I got a couple sneaky bites of his red velvet cake slice, while I went with a few bites of OATMEAL pie and a few spoonfuls of COCONUT BUTTERSCOTCH PUDDING & a "pretzel jello" pudding. Yeeshhhh...we almost had to roll out of there, but everything was just heavenlyJ
Next, it was on to a little shopping at the "Bird in Hand (NO CHAIN!) Bake Shop" where we picked up some treats...
...and fed some baby goatsJ
And finally, to the little shopping village of "Kitchen Kettle"...
Oooooo...the weather was much more 'seasonally appropriate' that day!J
Soon after, we headed home with some presents (shhhhhh!) and a small gaggle of sweets & treats...
...and an ornament that pretty much sums up my season this yearJ
Well, we did make ONE more stop on our way homeJ Tucked into the PARKING LOT of the Lancaster Visitors Center is a littleeeeee truck called:
...and my own dumplings...
Warm, slightly creamy from the floured dumplings and soooo cozy! This was the PERFECT cold weather day dinner. (Next time, though, I think I'll go back to making 'biscuit/drop dumplings' though. These were good, but I like to sink my teeth into the doughy goodness, ya know?J)
And one last thing for this post? My Weekly Workout schedule BACK on it's 'original' dayJ hahahahaha...
Monday: 40 minute Bethenny Yoga + Weights + "Booty Blast"
Tuesday: 1 hour Yoga for the Warrior
Wednesday: 30 minutes dance + 2 rounds of weights + 100 kettlebell 'clean & press'
Thursday: 45 minutes DCC Body Slimming yoga + round of weights
Sunday: 45 minute walk
Gotta work off those carbs & sticky buns somehow, right??
Alright, so that about wraps up my Road Trips to Relaxing weekendJ I hope you guys had a great one! LESS THAN ONE WEEK TILL CHRISTMAS! Hope you guys are enjoying & staying safe (I remember the highways this week of the year were crazy town!!!!!)
Have a good Monday!