Friday, April 29, 2011

We Love Pennsylvania (Part 5)

We left Bedford Springs bright and early. What, sleep in, just because we're away from our kid for the weekend? Are you kidding? We had too many places we had to hit, and we had a 6pm deadline to be back in Brooklyn. First great stop, about an hour east of Bedford Springs, was the Fayetteville Antique Mall.
We also stopped in Adamstown, which was an antique row like I've never seen. Renningers was so nicely curated that it seemed more the flea market in Paris. Totally worth a day trip if you're looking for something(s) specific.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

We Love Pennsylvania (Part 4)

 I'd never heard of Altoona before. We drove the 30 minutes-ish to get there from Bedford Springs, because some people said it had a great antique center. (Yes, we are a bit sick. Collectors or Hoarders is the name of the reality show we should star in. No, we don't have a store. Yes, we do have a barn, and a storage unit, and we do purge occasionally. No, we aren't rich.) They were right, there was some good antiquing there. But even better, there was an amazing hot dog joint, that Obama went he was campaigning.  And we discovered that it is also home to the Boyer Candy Company, home of the Mallo cup. I'd  never had one before, and it was awesome. We liked the dark chocolate ones the best.
You could buy discount bags of reject candies at the Boyer factory store. We restrained ourselves, barely.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

We Love Pennsylvania (Part 3)

Bedford Springs is really small, but it has some nice landmarks, especially since it's on the Lincoln Highway. We especially like Founders Crossing, the big antique market in town. 

Monday, April 25, 2011

Road Food Find

If you haven't figured it out yet, I'm a bit of a food snob. That doesn't mean fancy food. Yes, I do love me some kind of organic sustainable local whatever, but I am really happy with a homemade piece of pie at a local diner even if it's made with Crisco. Now have any of you ever had the Roy Rogers fried fish sandwich? I never did until this trip to Pennsylvania, where we found ourselves starving, with only a mega-gas station in the vicinity. It was one of the most delicious fish sandwiches. Perfect soft bun. Great tartar sauce. Fish that seemed real (they say it is Icelandic premium cod). And the best part, no stomach ache after. See, I tried to like Popeye's Chicken, and it was good going down, but the stomach ache afterwards made me not a convert.

Friday, April 22, 2011

We Love Pennsylvania (Part 2)

We made it to the Omni Bedford Springs Resort by 6:45, which meant no stopping between Lancaster and the hotel. We promptly had a delicious martini at the bar, which totally took the edge off the day of driving. I've already waxed on about the hotel in this post, so I'm just going to put up pictures here. It's still as great as it was before.