July 11, 2020
As we headed home on our 2.5-hour drive, we passed many barns with cows in their stalls, being milked. Thank you, ladies!
The scenery was beautiful and serene, mountains and valleys, farms, barns, animals, crops, and fields of varying colors. The sun set around 8:45 behind the “hills” and was breathtaking. It stays light longer up north than in Florida which is great for road trips. Not so great for young children who want to catch fireflies before bedtime.
Speaking of such, we arrived back at Brown Hill just after 10pm to gloriously cool mountain air in the 60’s and a clear sky that is out-twinkling the fireflies in the field out back. Now, to suck that coolness into the house as we savor today’s memories that put us into an ice cream coma.
The creameries on the three PA Ice Cream Trails serve locally sourced and made products. This distinguishes them from vendors who serve brand named products or who make ice cream from a purchased mix. Therefore, we were pleased to have tasted delicious premium ice creams which stand out in a crowd.
Pennsylvania is a huge state, filled with many agricultural farms. Today’s Western-PA Trail represented only a small segment of PA’s dairy farmers and the fine products that they produce. Thank you, farmers of America!
Stay tuned to see if and when we may hit the road again. We hear the South-Central PA and the Eastern PA Trails calling!
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