away for the weekend: scouting pennsylvania barns

Monday, November 19, 2012

scouting pennsylvania barns

Last weekend, we took a trip to Central Pennsylvania for a family get-together.
As years go by, and with family scattered across the country, 
these gatherings are as rare as they are enjoyable.
The weekend was filled with laughter and stories - sharing the good and the not-so-good -
as families often do.

Greg and I had the pleasure of exploring the Pennsylvania countryside
with our two lovely nieces from Arkansas.
The mission - scouting for barns, farms and Amish - which seemed like a pretty easy mission for Central Pennsylvania.


This was the closest we came to a buggy
(sigh)
But, I'd still call the outing a success.


This camera-shy cow turned to let me take her picture after I mooed to her.
Apparently, I have a knack for mooing.


We found many quaint farms.



and beautiful barn yards


and charming barns.

We enjoyed our Pennsylvania gathering so much that a summer get-together in Baltimore is in the works - 
God willin' and the crick don't rise.

Thanks for dropping in!



13 comments:

  1. love the big holstein. :) pretty area, too. hope you have lots of these barns to share w/ us. :)

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  2. Beautiful pictures! I love seeing laundry hanging out to dry.

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  3. Gorgeous pictures, Karen! Have a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  4. Enjoying your photos, especially the last one!

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  5. oh, i love these area ... what is it about clothes hanging on a line? so comforting. makes you feel right at home. love the cow shot, the laundry shot, love the colors within the actual barn. so great!! Happy Thanksgiving!! ( :

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  6. haha i see your catch phrase has stuck with you :D love the photos, especially the one of the cow that you were mooing to and the clothes on the line!

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  7. The barns are so interesting and so beautiful!!! And a cow is fantastic. I love that it has different colors. Where I live the cows are mostly have dark brown colors and on the pictures they don't look so great.

    And a picture with many clothes hanging on a rope made me smile. it is simply great!!!

    Beautiful pictures of the charming barns!!!

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  8. Such a beautiful area! I like the tall, shuttered windows on the first barn.

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  9. What a wonderful trip and you gathered some great shots of the Pennsylvania countryside. Love those barns and clothes on the line, so what country means to me.

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  10. Love the barn and the cow has the funniest look on her face! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  11. Lovely photos! Really cool barns. I love the cows :)

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  12. Glad that you are preserving the barns in pictures. Most are gone from our area.

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