Monday, October 22, 2012

the weekend getaway that was


Diary of a mad hausfrau: MFD had a listing appointment so I was able to change the sheets, clean both baths and the kitchen, put laundry away, empty the dishwasher, sort the mail and vacuum the entire house. I love coming home from a weekend away to a clean abode. As you can see above, los perros were anxious to leave so as soon as MFD got home on Friday we were gone with the wind.

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We hit bad weather and had a bit of a harrowing drive, finally arriving at Lori & Jack's close to 11.
The dogs were ecstatic, and we were happy to have a weekend of relaxing ahead of us.

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Geege was up most of the night. He was too excited to sleep. 
We were up for good early on Saturday, which required a lot of coffee.
I didn't mind being up early since it was Lori's birthday and we had a lot to get in!
Excuse the schizophrenic photo frames in this post. 
Variety is the spice of life? Yes. That's the ticket. 




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A damp but invigorating walk in the woods. Lots of dogs scampering and fall foliage.
My boys were on the go with Max, Lori's youngest puppy.
Check out Darby, who's blind and will be 15 in December. She was out there
trucking along over the river and through the woods with the rest of the pack. Miracle dog!


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A quick jaunt into LeRaysville to The Cheese Factory.


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The LeRaysville Market. I'd never been there and was bowled over by their selection and prices.



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A stop at the Dandy is a must. I love the coffeepots. 


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Enjoying the great outdoors

Excuse my fuzzy deer
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I was showered and in my pajamas by 2 pm. It was fabulous. We feasted on a snack food spread,  watched a bunch of college football and had a blissful doze.


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Steaks on the grill, twice baked stuffed potatoes, steamed broccoli, red wine and cake from The Flying Cow Bakery. Happy birthday Lori!


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Dates from Hell on ID Channel

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I'd like to have coffee like this every day.


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Sunny Sunday woods walk


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One of Jack's big breakfasts. 
True fact: I only eat pancakes at Lori & Jack's.


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A seamless two hour and 45 minute ride home with some very tired dogs and some 
glorious fall foliage views. And of course the requisite MFD photo in Meshoppen.


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Enchiladas for dinner. Ole!
I sauteed some chicken and onions, added a bit of sour cream, enchilada sauce, 
cumin, garlic powder and some Tastefully Simple fiesta mix. 
I plopped some of that in the middle of whole wheat tortillas, grated some cheese on top, poured
enchilada sauce over them, added some more grated cheese on top, and baked at 400 for 20 minutes.


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TV: Revenge, Hart of Dixie, Vampire Diaries

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the weekend that was

What a wonderful weekend. I love going to Lori & Jack's, and it was even better this time because it was Lori's birthday and I got to spend it with her. I was so relaxed that I couldn't even bring myself to do the mountain of laundry that's currently in the basement. 

Toodleoo, tootsies. Happy Monday.



I'm linking up with Sami's ShenanigansFive30Three, and Join the Gossip for the weekend update - check them out!


16 comments:

  1. I had the best birthday thanks for bringing the family up to celebrate. Love the pictures! L.Q

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    1. We had a wonderful time celebrating with you!

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  2. Hey! I saw "mummer" in your little blurb on the side of your blog, and got super excited! I haven't found anyone else in blogland that know the meaning of that word... or shares the frustrations of SEPTA. Glad you found me! Your pics are gorgeous!!!

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    1. Thanks! My husband is a mummer, so I'm well acquainted with them and of course with the crappiness of SEPTA after riding regional rail daily. I was excited to see another Philly blogger on the Weekend Blog linkup!

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    2. Ahhhhh, one of my favorite Philly days is the Mummers Parade! Thats awesome your husband is a mummer, you get to be on the front line! When I lived in Old City, I used to bartend at a bunch of places, and I used to love when I worked at Rotten Ralph's (2nd & Chestnut) cause all the Mummers would stop in there for beers on their way down 2 street!

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  3. reading this late today! I had "work" LOL! Oh I thought MUMMER was a universal word- Sean's roommate is from Buffalo & I mentioned Mummer a few times,finally they said WHAT IS A MUMMER!
    I wish I could have beamed myself up there this weekend!

    love your momma!

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    1. haha mother no one outside of Philly knows what a mummer is.

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  4. This looks like the perfect weekend! Are you in Pennsylvania by any chance? Just asking because I saw the Eagles and Villanova sweatshirts -- I live in the Philadelphia area and I'd LOVE to go to a cheese factory if there's one around!

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    1. Hello Laura! I'm in Philadelphia full time. This weekend we were about three hours north, and that's where The Cheese Factory is!

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  5. A: I have the same rainboots.
    B: I am jealous of all your food related happenings.
    C: Beautiful pictures.

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    1. Those are Lori's boots, I'm looking to secure myself a pair! So comfy and warm.

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  6. Looks like a wonderful weekend getaway!

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    1. It was a lovely and relaxing time. Thanks!

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