The most exciting thing about my parents’ move to eastern Pennsylvania is that when I visit them, there are so many new places to explore. Mom told me several times “You are going to love it here!” and when I drove up for a two-day stay last month, she was right! The historic homes, the old trees, and the rolling hills won me over immediately. A trip to the stunning Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square sealed the deal. (And I liked it so much that I even did a write-up about my trip for National Geographic Traveler’s blog Intelligent Travel - see it here!)
The mums were part of their Autumn Colors display and a foretaste of the chrysanthemum spectacular that is still going on now. Mom and I had a lovely time at the Gardens, and I look forward to seeing this place again – the beauty of the garden is truly in its ever-changing nature from season to season.
Further evidence of fun in PA – a great yarn shop! Mom and I stopped by Slip Knot in Newtown Square. Aside from the helpful and friendly staff, this store offered some beautiful yarns. Two skeins of Madelinetosh Light later… This yarn didn’t linger in the stash for long, because I already started on a project with it! (More details on that to come later)