Tis true, we've been off on a(nother) road trip the past week and a half. Unlike previous ones, this trip was to visit with people not to see places. Not just any folks, but the best type — family and long-time friends,
many most of whom we hadn't seen in awhile.
|Faces of family & friends visited in NJ and PA|
|My brother, Tony and wife, Anita, long-time friend, Margaret, and us in NJ|
Tony my "baby" brother is three years younger than myself and my only sibling.
|Long time NJ friends, Jill & Art|
Another NJ visit was with longtime friends Jill and Art. Jill and myself were co-workers over 25 years ago and we have maintained a now long-distance friends.
|Even longer friends, Sara & David in PA|
|This PA hotel is a steamboat-type accommodation on land|
One of the most unique lodging experiences in Lancaster, PA, is at the Fulton Steamboat Inn, a steamboat environment on land in unique nautical or Victorian themed guest rooms. This was our accommodations thanks to a gift certificate received last holiday season from PA family members.
Why is a steamboat in the middle of Lancaster County, PA?
It's because Robert Fulton, the man credited with developing the idea of propelling boats by steam, was born in 1765 in a small farmhouse a few miles south of this location.
In 1807, Fulton teamed with another engineer, and they designed and constructed the first successful steam powered ship, The Clermont. Fulton is credited with turning the steamboat into a commercial success and transforming transportation history.
|Faces of youngest granddaughter Lilliana in PA|
|We shared grandparents time with Lilliana|
|Lilliana & family in PA|
This road trip was a busy one with many visits. As much as we enjoy seeing places new to us, there's really nothing better than spending time with family and friends. We're sure you all agree.