Pennsylvania is a very big state! It’s big side to side. It’s big top to bottom. It’s really big if you are going diagonally from Bedford to Wellsboro!
But how often does one get a chance to admire the beautiful scenery of the Allegheny mountains? Not very often, and let me tell you, it’s breathtaking countryside…
So beautiful that you won’t even mind it when your phone goes from connection to --- searching-----to ----- NO SERVICE for miles and miles and miles of mountain roads.
"UNPLUGGED AND LOVING IT!!" is my new motto!
Oh, and now I would like someone to explain to me why the big expensive built in GPS in Shamu can NOT find remote places and tells me that “turn by turn guidance” will not be provided --- but the $99 TomTom I used to have, and the maps program on my PHONE can get me ANYWHERE.
What’s up with that? So here I am in the middle of nowhere, using the car GPS as far as it will go, and then switching to phone maps to get me the rest of the way. I just don’t get it.
So it’s a good thing that the place is so dang beautiful, or I’d be more flustered about it than I am!
((Yeah, and how stupid to have to have a SPARE GPS just in case the one built in won’t get you where you are going?!))
This is one of the other things I love about Pennsylvania --- BARNS! Round Barns, Red Barns, White Barns, Stone Barns --- love them all! I passed this one on the not-very-well-paved road where the GPS navigation ended, and had to pause for a picture. See those two birds on the wire? They are “On Line”. HA!
This is Falling Stars Farm B&B! I’m here for 2 nights----and it is so beautiful here! When I first arrived, the owners were in town getting supplies – I was early --- and so I got to wait on those lovely white chairs on the front porch, and wander a bit around the yard.
What do you think of when you see a tire swing?
I remembered all those long summer days swinging and singing and having childhood friends twist the rope until it was so tight --- and letting it go so it spun around and around and around!
And yes, this is me, at 50 years old – trying out the swing again for old time’s sake. Good thing I didn’t break my leg, and why did I ever think this thing was comfortable to sit on? LOL
The view from the house is spectacular…..and oh how I love Queen Anne’s Lace! It’s my favorite road-side wild flower….and I remember as a young girl going through the patches of Queen Anne’s Lace and trying to find the biggest one…..who could find the biggest one?
This one, I think! Isn’t it so pretty?
Back at the house and all checked in, I wandered out to the top deck with my laptop and phone to get a bit of work done before heading out to my lecture. Would you choose the porch swing at the far end, or the glider bench part way down? I wanted my feet on the ground ---especially after that visit with the tire swing….it was the glider bench for me!
My room is perfectly rustic and cozy!
The perfect place to dream of quilts, scheme of quilts ----plot and plan!
Today is a My Blue Heaven workshop with the Mountain Laurel Quilters. From what I’ve been told we’ll have 27 students raring to go and learn some new skills with the Easy Angle and Companion Angle rulers! I’m so excited ----
Happy Tuesday, Everyone!