Lancaster is Lovely...

Today we meandered in Lancaster ,the oldest inland city in the United States of America, snuggled along the north and west by the mighty Susquehanna River and originally settled in 1718. 

We began in the Central Market, the oldest, continuously running farmers' market in the heart of Amish country.  It occupies a beautiful 120 year old red brick building chock-full of local character. Regional food specialties include Pennsylvania Dutch sausage, scrapple (a breakfast meat of pork scraps and cornmeal), and headcheese (like scrapple, an acquired taste).   One of the local characters, a really nice fireman, overheard me talking about never having had a red beet egg (pickled beets, eggs and onions) so he graciously bought Steve and me two saying that we just had to have one while we were here! 

We then went to the Heritage Center Museum and learned all there is to learn about letterpress printing.  This 'art' has played an important role in the history and culture of PA.  It was incredibly detailed and very hands on.

Lunch was at a wonderful Italian bakery with a nap for all of us afterward!

Judy's birthday was celebrated by a fabulous dinner with Carol's sister, Connie and her husband, Fred, who will be joining us in Italy, next May.  It was a great night of friendship and culinary delights.

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Anonymous said...

Looks like you're having great weather as well as great company! Carol

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