New Years Weekend

I wanted to share with you all about our New Years weekend this year. Most years we have invitations to several parties, of course we always have a standing invite to Uncle Dan and Aunt Janet’s place and sometimes with 2 young boys it’s just easier to play a few games with them, have a special snack and go to bed.

This year was different. Friday I was home from my milk delivery around 8:00AM. After taking a short nap, we packed up the boys and took them to Grammy & Pop Pop’s house for the weekend. We were going to spend the weekend on our own. Maybe a bit selfish, but hey, we deserve some time to ourselves now and them. I’m told it’s good therapy.

We were bound for Chambersburg, Pa. to spend the weekend at a B & B. But our first order of business was lunch. After dropping the boys off in Morgantown, we headed to Ephrata where we had lunch at the Udder Choice.

After a great lunch we headed on to Chambersburg. The Inn at Ragged Edge is an amazing place.

Owners Lou and Fran Martin greeted us as we arrived. They help carry our bags to our second floor room and served us drinks and cookies. The Martin’s purchased the run down Inn roughly a year ago and have poured most of their time into bringing back the original beauty of the place. The inn is about 17,000 square feet. Has 9 guest rooms available. The Martins live in one area of the house. Fran prepared wonderful breakfasts for us the two mornings we where there. On Saturday there was a wedding held in the dinning area. If you like old houses and are looking for a place not too far from home, I would highly recommend The Inn at Ragged Edge

Friday night we had a nice dinner at EJ’s Grill in downtown Chambersburg. A local non-chain favorite .

Saturday morning we we took a drive down to Middletown, MD to visit South Mountain Creamery.

The Sowers Family began milking cows in 1981. Twenty years later in 2001 they built a creamery on their farm and started making home deliveries. Their first delivery was to 13 homes. By 2004 they were delivering to 1000 homes. They are currently getting close to offering weekly deliveries to 7000 homes!

South Mountain Creamery has a small retail store located at the dairy farm. We purchased some chocolate milk and had a look around the farm. It was New Years Day and to our disappointment non of the Sowers family were available to visit with.

I was impressed with the number of delivery trucks parked around the farm.

Hope you all had a wonderful New Years Celebration. Anyone else spend the holiday visiting a dairy farm?


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