Okay, I thought it was just another show. A new thing for the girls to see. I spent the whole time being amazed and thinking “What would their mothers think?” I apparently underestimated the appeal of parkour because Elspeth is currently smitten. Thank goodness she is limiting the tricks to reasonably small stuff. For instance, she would already climb all over the railings while waiting for Katrine but now she does it “parkour-style”. Of course I had a bad mom moment capturing it in a picture before sternly telling her to get down but saints preserve me all from a show!
I friend of ours recommended that we try a restaurant in Newmarket and we were recently able to. MMMMMMM. The burger was delicious and I will definetely be having it again just without the GF bun. You see, in their effort to avoid as much cross contamination as possible (yeah!) they do not toast their buns. I really appreciate the attention to detail but as many of you know, an untoasted GF bun is just, well, mlea. The grilled corn was beyond delicious as were the GF fries and the GF appetizer of potatoe skins. We will certainly be going on another visit.
On the final day, we did a little shopping at Target. I got my GF foods and then we headed home….with one little stop enroute at Niagara on the Lake. We enjoyed the park, had gelato, browsed in the amazing hat shop where I found the cutest $400.00 hat and had lunch at the Irish Tea Room. It was a spur of the moment stop but I am so very glad that we did because it will likely be the last time that I get to eat at the tea room. It will be closing at the end of September. Knowing that we would be getting gelatto, I had no intention of buying a dessert but when I saw the notice I got their gingerbread cake for the road. Deliciously GF with vanilla ice cream.
After a picturesque drive through Pennsylvania dutch country we finally arrived at our destination: a covered bridge (We had also planned to see some quilts but, well, to make a long story short – didn’t happen). After enjoying it, we climbed back in the car to head for Hershey’s Chocolate World. Yup, girls enjoyed it so much last year that they asked to go back again. The ride has been updated just this spring but that delicious smell of chocolate still hung in the air.
From there we had to head back to Corning to pick up our glass. At that stop we went and had the most delicious gluten friendly dinner at a cafe called Poppleton Bakery. The buckwheat crepe was to die for. I highly recommend the ham, turkey and apple with apple dijon. Their GF lemon loaf is also heavenly.
The next morning we headed south to Easton, PA which is home to the Crayola Experience. This was the one that Elspeth was most excited about but both girls ended up having fun. Heck, even I ended up creating one wax painting. Imagine four floors of art supplies. They made drip art, molded crayons, painted with wax, made puzzles, animated drawings….so much art. We stayed until us grown-ups could handle the noise no more. It was a lot of fun.
My mom, the girls and I just got home from a four day road trip. It was jam packed and lots of fun.
The trip began with a stop in Corning, NY to see and work with glass. The museum is gorgeous. Piece after piece of glass to take your breath away. The girls would have gladly gone back the next day but we were off for another adventure. In addition to the glass, we also took advantage of the programs that they offered to do some work with glass. Elspeth fused glass to create wind chimes, my mom and Katrine created pendants with flame work while I made a Christmas ornament by glass blowing. A lot of fun and the finished products are gorgeous but it was really hot work.
A photo post to give you a glimpse of our exploits.