Sunday, November 22, 2015

I Resisted Everything -- Almost!

I returned yesterday afternoon from my overnight trip to see our good friend, "Sid" in Pennsylvania. Having lost her Golden about a year ago, she recently added a new addition to her home, and Sid was anxious for me to meet her new girl, Gracie.
Anytime I have the chance to get together with my friend, I know it's going to be a great time.  This trip was no exception.  We had a fun day catching up, and we took advantage of the beautiful day to drive around Lancaster and see a few places I'd not gone to before.

I had no idea that there was not one covered bridge in Lancaster.
But there are two
And you can still drive across both.  
My friend wanted to use the day to get ready for Thanksgiving, and pick up a few things for the dinner she's planning at her home.  That meant several stops at a few of her favorite places.

First on the list, were pretzels at the Hammond Pretzel Company.
Then we were off to the bakeries.  Despite how good everything looked, I resisted buying anything here.
And here...
And here too.
One of our last stops was the "Wilbur Chocolate Company.  Where, I am not kidding, the air outside smelled like chocolate,  Again, I resisted buying anything.  
Despite there being a great selection.  
But the one thing I just had to buy was this monkey hat. Dusty didn't seem to mind wearing it.
But when I put it on Todd, he made it pretty clear that he wished it was one purchase I had resisted!

It didn't last long, and as soon as I removed the hat,
Todd's dignity was quickly restored!
I hope you've had a good weekend!  


  1. What a fun weekend!! This reminds me of an Angus post!!

    1. But Angus would have bought some cakes and the PONs would have had a sliver or two of pastry !

  2. the hat is cute. so is dear gracie!

  3. Oh, all those goodies, I have no will power (and a wide berth)
    Cool bridges!
    Why do we all insist on messing with our pet's dignity? 'Cause they are so cute! LOL

  4. Your dogs look so happy together you would think they have been together for years.

  5. I'm glad you had a great time. :)

  6. BOL Todd you crack me up.

    Aroo to you,

  7. So glad you had a good trip. My mother used to buy a giant (five pound) Wilbur chocolate bar every Christmas. She would cut chunks off for us to eat during the season. Yum. I had no idea the company was still in business.

  8. Sounds, looks like a great "chocolate flagrant" weekend!
    Monkey hat antics included . . .

  9. Good for you to resist that "food" that you'd be wearing. I could have predicted Todd's attitude about silly hats.

  10. Gracie, a darling, a new hat? who will get to wear that one? and a safe trip to all sorts of wonderful places.

  11. Good for you for resisting the baked good. Those Amish apple dumplings are something else! So good. We're with Todd. He has the right, scottie attitude to hats.

  12. Gracie is beautiful - but then what Golden isn't. Dusty doesn't look too sure about the hat, and we're with Todd - not his style at all !
    How ever did you resist all those wonderful temptations Kim, did Carl give you a good talking to before you left ?

  13. I uffs those bridges!
    Butts, how did you resist all those foodables???? I is drooling just looking at them
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  14. Sounds like a great visit with your friend. I love Lancaster, it is a great place for shopping. The covered bridges are beautiful. I love all the golden pups and Todd.Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  15. You are a strong lady, Kim. I don't think I could have resisted the chocolate or one of those luscious cupcakes.

  16. I would have gone crazy in the chocolate store. It is my kryptonite!

  17. isn't gracie a beauty! she looks like caramel silk.
    i love the monkey hat.
    if they only knew how cute they looked in hats... they wouldn't resist. :)
    I think I might have caved with the coconut raspberry cupcake! YUM.

  18. Looks and sounds like you all had a great time , Oh all those YUMMIES ! Cute photos . Gracie is pretty . Glad all is well . Love the hat by the way lol ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good week !

  19. I bet Todd would have preferred one of those cakes or pretzels instead....gracie is a beauty.
    stella rose

  20. I am so glad that Gracie and Sid have found each other,,, to love and make memories! She is so beautiful!

    All those tempting goodies,,, oh my!! What decisions!
    Guess what? Mommy and me both have sock monkey hats!
    Dusty and Todd were good sports!

  21. Oh that hat is so cute and funny!
    Of course you had to get it!
    Todd looked miserable in it but Dusty is adorable!
    I laughed out loud looking at him!
    (I would have had to get a blueberry pie!)
    and that Gracie, how beautiful!

  22. I just love visiting that area!! Lots of cool stores to visit! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!

  23. Not sure I could resist all those goodies, but I think the hat is adorable. I won;t let Bailey see it as I'm sure she would want to make it hers.


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