Colleen, Krystie, me & Deidre
Saturday was skating and then my mom, her boyfriend, Geof and I headed to my mom’s river house in Peach Bottom and then went to dinner in Maryland at The Union Hotel. The weather wasn’t great, but we made the best of it. The river house was where I spent most of my summers as a child and I haven’t been there in a long time. Now that I’m an adult, I think it would be fun to go back and spend a peaceful weekend during the summer or early fall. The place is in need of some sprucing up, but I will always remember it how it was when I was a kid. My grandparents bought it in 1962 and after my grandmother passed away, my mom bought it from the family. It’s nice to know that it is always there.
Once we left the house, we drove to Port Deposit, Maryland and had dinner at The Union Hotel. I love that place so much. My dad used to take me there when I was younger and it is still going strong. It was built in 1794 and has such a classic and rustic feel to it. They bake these fresh loaves of bread and bring them to the table with honey butter and raspberry butter. It was so good. We also had the best crab dip I’ve ever tasted. The place was decorated for fall and the restaurant is separated by different rooms, which gives it a cozy feel. They brought out “Union Cake” for my mom’s birthday and it was homemade vanilla cake made with gelatin to make it extra moist. In between the two layers of cake were crushed pineapple and vanilla pudding. It was topped with a whipped cream cheese frosting and walnuts. It was decadent!
The Union Hotel (it was raining, so it came out blurry)
Sunday, Geof and I made our annual autumn trip to Linvilla Orchards. This is one of my favorite things to do during the season. This place has everything that someone who loves the fall like me could ever want. We started by visiting the animals and then fed the deer. They were so gentle and it was very cute. We then went to the snack stand and got some apple cider and an apple cider doughnut. Next, we went to the pumpkin patch and picked out the perfect pumpkin. I also got some cute signs for the house. We also visited the pumpkin carving station and the artist that does the designs makes some amazing creations out of the pumpkins. Finally, we visited the farmer’s market and stocked up on some fresh groceries for the house and I got a pretty mum for our garden.
Us in the pumpkin patch
Geof feeding the deer