Tuesday, Sept 13-Monday, Sept 26, 2016
It was an uneventful trip to Pennsylvania (thank God!!). Arrived at Fid & Jessica’s about 4:30 pm.
Called Jess to let her know we were close. She said she was going to meet us BEFORE we got to her house because…the GPS would take us a way that we couldn’t get into their driveway.
They just finished building a log home in Pine Grove, PA. We had not been there before. It’s about an hour northeast of Harrisburg (where Jess & the girls used to live). Her cousin Annmarie & family live up there so Jess would spend quite a bit of time there. Annmarie’s husband, Ryan, introduced Fid (aka Brandon Fidler) & Jessica. One thing led to another…yep, they fell in love & Jess went from a city mouse to a country mouse.
We got up the driveway…a lot slower than Jessica did! (She thinks 40 mph on a loooong gravel driveway is pretty normal). We got parked, hooked up (they have 50 amp service, water & sewer hook-ups since they lived in a trailer until their house was done…yah for us!)
We had such a nice time with all of them…Fid, Jessica, Madison & Lola!
They have a busy house! Friends stop over almost every night.,,Breanna (B), Alex, Kiefer, etc, etc, etc! Poor things…they just moved in a few days before we got there.
Lola had a recipe book. She found some simple recipe’s she wanted to make for dinner one night & asked me to help. We had a great time. She’s quite the cook!
There is a bar up there that most seem to frequent called The Cat (Black Pussycat)! It’s in a house…in the basement! I didn’t have the pleasure of going but…Georgie, Jessica & Fid went a few times.
Took some very nice rides! Even a couple with Jess & Fid! One ride Fid took us on was to the Appalachian Trail to a beautiful overlook.
We were invited to Sunday Brunch with Fid’s family for Jessica’s birthday. It was a little chilly (for us anyway).
There was a HUGE raffle at Pine Grove Fire Hose Hook & Ladder Fire Company. When I say huge, I mean HUGE! They gave away prizes of $50, $100 and the grand prize was $10,000! (we didn’t win anything) That’s a lot of money! Tickets were $20 each. Sandwiches, sides & soda were included!
It seems everyone in Pine Grove is a volunteer fire fighter…men & women. Stacey Fidler (Fid’s sister) even drives a fire truck! Very impressive! The fire house also has a bar…$1 for a bottle of beer!
We had such a nice time! The weather was perfect! It was hard to leave but it was starting to cool off a little more than we’re comfortable with plus…Florida was calling!