Ask Away Blog: Our Mini-Moon at the Cabin

Monday, October 8, 2018

Our Mini-Moon at the Cabin





I am such a homebody that travelling doesn't really relax me and instead it makes me homesick.  I've always been this way.  So for that reason and because we wanted to put money into our house this past year (we did with our patio, basement and garage floors, and screened in porch), which we decided to just take a mini honeymoon near our 1 year wedding anniversary.

Cabin at Caledonia State Park in Pennsylvania

Cabin at Caledonia State Park in Pennsylvania

Cabin at Caledonia State Park in Pennsylvania

Cabin at Caledonia State Park in Pennsylvania

This past weekend we went away to James' family's cabin which is in Fayetteville, Pennsylvania.  It was a beautiful time of year to go up and the best part is we got to bring the dogs with us!  It was a huge relief that I wouldn't have to miss them and worry about how they were doing.  Yes, I am a weird obsessive dog mom but I don't care.  Those babies are my life! 

Historic Round Barn in Adams County Pennsylvania
 Our first stop was the Historic Round Barn where they have a farmer's market inside of delicious goodies and other products as well as flowers and pumpkins.   I was sold the instant I read that they have donkeys and goats on the property.
Donkey and Pumpkins at Historic Round Barn in Adams County Pennsylvania

Donkey at Historic Round Barn in Adams County Pennsylvania
Donkey at Historic Round Barn in Adams County Pennsylvania


Horse State at Historic Round Barn in Adams County Pennsylvania
 Inside was really cool.  They had a lot of antique items on display.

Antiques at Historic Round Barn in Adams County Pennsylvania



Antique Farm Equipment at Historic Round Barn in Adams County Pennsylvania

Antique Farm Equipment at Historic Round Barn in Adams County Pennsylvania


Dog Beer at Historic Round Barn in Adams County Pennsylvania





 Oh and they sold doggie beer!!!!  Yes, you read that correctly. It's actually not real bear but it has a similar flavor and is packed with nutrients.  Too funny!






Hauser Estate Winery in Adams County Pennsylvania


Sign at Hauser Estates Winery in Adams County Pennsylvania

View of the deck at Hauser Estates Winery in Adams County Pennsylvania

View off the deck at Hauser Estates Winery in Adams County Pennsylvania

Cider and Wine flights at Hauser Estates Winery in Adams County Pennsylvania

Bottle of Mini Ball Red Wine at Hauser Estates Winery in Adams County Pennsylvania

After the barn we went across the street to Hauser Estates Winery and sampled some wine and ciders.  I fell in love with Minie Ball Red which basically tastes like cherry and I wish I would have bought 10 more bottles. 



Exterior of Buddy Boy Wine Shop in Gettysburg Pennsylvania

Wine selection at Buddy Boy Wine Shop in Gettysburg Pennsylvania

Wine bottles from Buddy Boy Wine Shop in Gettysburg Pennsylvania


 Then we stopped in town at Buddy Boy to check out their wine selection.  Their vineyard is actually near home in Duncannon so we plan to go out there over the next couple of weeks as well! I picked up 2 wines from the little shop we were in.  Can't wait to enjoy them!

Statue at Gettysburg Battlefield





Since we were a 10 minute drive from Gettysburg, we decided to go to the Gettysburg Battlefields for the Auto Tour where you follow the signs and drive around reading about everything.   It was beautiful but sad because so many lives were lost.  Enjoy all the photos I took! 




Monument at Gettysburg Battlefields

Monument at Gettysburg Battlefields

Stone Wall at Gettysburg Battlefields

Historic Home Building at Gettysburg Battlefields

Monument at Gettysburg Battlefields

Shultz Woods at Gettysburg Battlefields

Cannons and sign at Gettysburg Battlefields

A view of the Gettysburg Battlefields

Monument at Gettysburg Battlefields

Sign for President Eisenhower's Gettysburg Farm

Sign and cannons at Gettysburg Battlefields

Sign and Cannon at Gettysburg Battlefields

View from a tower at Gettysburg Battlefields

Cannon and Monument at Gettysburg Battlefields

Moneument at Gettysburg Battlefields

Monument at Gettysburg Battlefields

Monument and statue at Gettysburg Battlefields

Canon and fence long Gettysburg Battlefields

Trail at Gettsburg Battlefields


Gettysburg Battlefields

Overlooking Gettysburg Battlefields

View of Gettysburg Battlefields

It was such a beautiful time of year to be at the cabin, that's for sure. 

View of the trees at cabin in Caledonia State Park Pennsylvania





I am so grateful that James' family has the cabin and was able to share it with us for free.  Which reminded me of something I also wanted to share with you when it comes to being grateful, giving to others, and family. 
I'm sure you've heard of Precious Moments before and the Feed the Children organization. Since the holidays are upon us, it's a great time to help ensure that no child goes hungry with The Precious Moments Giving Plate.  You can actually share treats with friends  that can also help feed kids in need.  5% of the profits from The Precious Moments Giving Plate is donated towards Feed the Children. 






It's such a great way to start a tradition that encourages the recipient to refill and pass the plate again and again.  You can bring this plate over to a family gathering to spread the word and share your side dish.  You can also give it as a gift to the hostess of the home.  You know the rule is to never go anywhere empty handed because it's rude to not give the hostess a gift.  And what better gift than one that keeps on giving, as cliché as that sounds.  You can purchase your own plate on www.christianbook.com.  The 5% donation to Feed the Children will be going on through December 30, 2020.  These donations are used to end childhood hunger and create a healthy foundation for kids and families to break the cycle of poverty.   
















5 comments:

  1. your mini moon is exactly the kind of trip that I love! I am like you, I don't like to travel because I get homesick too. I think James's family home is the perfect get-away!! Oh and Happy Anniversary!! You make an adorable couple!

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    1. aw, thanks so much caren! yea we were homesick after 24 hours lol!!

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  2. Sounds like a fun and great mini moon.

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  3. Awesome! I don't go on vacation without the dogs. Tell James I want to stay in his cabin, lol!

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  4. Awesome! I don't go on vacation without the dogs. Tell James I want to stay in his cabin, lol!

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