Sorry for the delay folks!! Alas,,,I was in Lancaster PA., from 10/13 to 10/16, and was celebrating my 9th anniversary to my wife Susan! And for the record, it was a wonderful time!
Remember back to my first blog?? The one where I raked Harrah's Marina Casino over the coals for crap "customer service". Well , in this blog I wish to give HIGH PRAISE for their great customer servive!!
One of the companies is Willow Valley Resort( http://www.willowvalley.com/ )south of Lancaster. The resort is worth EVERY PENNY!! Great rooms, great service, great everything. If you're looking for a great family vacation spot, THIS IS IT!!
Another place I wan to give praise to is Country Knives( http://www.countryknives.com/ ). This is one of the largest knife stores on the east coast of CONUS(Continental United States). When it comes to customer service and friendliness, they are the BEST OF THE BEST!! Whiloe I was there, I got a great deal on 2 Leatherman Flairs,2 Leatherman Mini-tools, and 2 Leatherman Micras(NOTE: the Flair and the Mini-tool are NO LONGER being made by Leatherman). The Huegel family is honest and upright people to spend your money with!
When it comes to eating, I have yet to have a bad meal/service ANYWHERE in Lancaster County. So this one is a tough call! One place is Millers Scmorgasboard, and Plain&Fancy Restaurants. Both are owned by Amish View Inn( http://www.amishviewinn.com/index.php ). Miller's is buffet style. Plain & Fancy is what I would call a "social restaurant",where you would sit at a "long table", with
5-6 other couples. Both places are all the food(locally grown) you can eat! So it depends on one's personality to which one is the best. If you want to "pig-out" in peace, try Miller's. If you like to talk/socialize with fellow strangers(I'm guilty of that), then Plain&Fancy is for you!
Also, while in Lancaster, I did try to do a bit of stocking os some of my emergency food preps. This is where Kitchen Kettle Village( http://www.kitchenkettle.com/ ) came in handy. They carry many locally made jams, relishes,and pickles. Also, they sold jars of freeze dried soups(their 2 flavors are Amish Friendship Soup, and Chicken Corn Noodle Soup). And when I follow the soups cooking instructions, I have 3-5 meaols out of one jar of soup. Well, I ordered 2 cases of those soups(a case of each flavor), and paid to have it shipped home! It should be here by monday or tuesday.
Luckily, I was able to keep Susan happy for her anniversary, in spite of the fact she has a cam-walker wrapped around her left foot, due to a stress facture in one of the bones in said foot. Still, she was happy. And I think her reason for being happy was the same as mine. We stepped away from the rat race , and "got off the reservation" for a numbers of days!!
If any of you, out there, are married, try it for your next anniversary!