Ephrata Cloister

One glimpse of those buildings tucked away from the road and I was immediately intrigued. Their architecture was obviously early (1700s) and obviously European. What in the world were they doing here in Lancaster County? The sign read, Ephrata Cloister. Dressed in white monastic garments similar to descriptions of those worn by original members of … More Ephrata Cloister

Lititz, Pennsylvania

Welcome to Lititz. Before coming to Pennsylvania, we’d never heard of the town. Founded in 1756, named America’s Coolest Small Town in 2013. After visiting I can understand why. Lititz Museum On our way to the museum, we strolled past several older buildings. One of them was the Warden’s house, built in 1757. The museum … More Lititz, Pennsylvania

Travel Surprises

This post is the first in a new series. Our destination goals for our summer trip this year included: Lancaster County and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; plus Washington D.C. Yes, our goals were ambitious for a ten-day vacation. A well-planned trip often makes for a more enjoyable trip, but it’s wise to allow room for surprises and … More Travel Surprises