We’ve been back in our former home town of York, PA for almost a month and the time to move on is quickly approaching. But before we move, here is one last blog with some of the things we have been doing during our stay (besides cleaning and yard work at daughter Jessica’s house).
One Friday evening we joined other members of the Susquehannock High School Social Studies Department at a local restaurant to celebrate the retirement of two members. Our friends, Joe and Deb Dominick, are retiring at the end of the school year after many years in the classroom. John taught with both during his final working years and we have met up with them a few times during our retirement in Florida and Montana. We enjoyed reminiscing with friends and honoring the Dominicks.
One afternoon we drove to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to visit with friends, Terry and LuAnn (Paint Your Landscape). They are currently serving as volunteer camp hosts at Greenbelt National Park in College Park, MD just north of Washington, DC.
We had another very pleasant visit with them while enjoying a drink at a nearby coffee shop followed by some exploration of the Inner Harbor and a great lunch at an Irish restaurant. If you are ever in the Baltimore area and haven’t been to the Inner Harbor, it is definitely worth a visit. Its a bit crowded in nice weather but there is much to see and do there.
One of the nicest places to eat in York County is located right on the banks of the Susquehanna River in the small town of Wrightsville. The John Wright Store is one of America’s oldest sellers of cast iron products dating back to 1880. In addition to the store they have a very nice restaurant with an open deck along the river.
We lived in the York area for 25 years but never came here to eat during all that time (typical of many people who don’t visit local attractions, right?). But when Jessica’s friends, Ned and Jodie, invited us to dinner there, we were happy to not only have a nice visit with them, but also finally get a chance to have John Wright visit the John Wright Restaurant!
Sunday was Jessica’s birthday and to celebrate with her, Jessica’s college roommates came to her house for the weekend. Jessica was looking for some place nice for a Saturday brunch so, back we went to the John Wright Restaurant!
Now it’s time for us to fire up the motorhome and head north. We will miss Jessica and our friends in York but not the sound of the loud trucks from the highway near the park where we stayed.
Next stop is the Finger Lakes of New York for a visit with Dave and Sue. More on that later . . .