Subject: Re: Pennyslvania
Greetings Rose,

Let me just add my three cents regarding Pennsylvania travel:

One Cent: Lancaster County - avoid the touristy areas like People's Place in Intercourse and try to catch the Green Dragon Farmer's Market and Auction in Ephrata (12 mi northeast of Lancaster) instead. It's a wonderful blend of farmer's market and swap meet. It's a great opportunity to hang out with locals and find some great shopping bargains besides. It is open Fridays only from 9am to 10pm.

Two Cent: Covered Bridges in Bedford County. Bedford County is 20 miles from Breezewood where Route 70 intersects the Pennsylvania Turnpike. There are ten bridges on the driving tour and a nice way of getting off the beaten path. You can request a map of the bridges tour from the visitor's bureau. For more information please see the Washington Post article at

Third Cent: If you do visit the Kennet Square area just outside of Philadelphia (and I hope you do, it's full on wonderful sites: Longwood Garden, the Phillips Mushroom Museum, Chaddsford Winery and the Brandywine River Museum) have a meal at Hank's Place. The food's great and it's conveniently located at the crossroads of Route 100 and US 1. Please be aware though that, at least as of last fall, they didn't take charge cards and close at 7:00pm.

Have a great trip, Dawn Philadelphia, PA USA