Posted in Barry, Bucks County, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Poltical People, Summer of Barry, Weekend Adventures, What happened today

The Summer of Barry – Christmas In July

We decided to do the Christmas in July theme this summer.

First we went to Byers Choice in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

It was so much fun.  They served cookies and peppermint ice cream.

They had all kinds of displays, not just Christmas, although that was the theme.

Barry got to see some other former Presidents.  He wonders what he will look like as a doll (lol).

On Sunday, we decided to continue the adventure of Christmas in July.  We went to the National Christmas Center in Paradise, Pennsylvania (near Lancaster).

So much fun.  The exhibits took me way back in time.

There were exhibits celebrating Christmas in many different Countries.

Also, Christmas Trees abound here.

I got to do some “shopping” at Woolworth’s.  It was a really fun time.  Christmas In July was something new for us and it was bunches of fun!

Advertisements
Posted in Files, Franken Files, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Teddy B. Malestrom, What We Did On Our Summer Vacation

Summer 2013 – It’s Always Christmas Time Here

We were in Lancaster with the Roomies and they took us to this really cool Christmas Store open all year.

IMG_9303

Who doesn’t love a good German Santa Claus?

IMG_9307

I always loved Christmas time in Germany.  Back in my day it wasn’t quite what is celebrated today but it was still the one hopeful day a year 🙂

IMG_9313

Bjorn couldn’t come this trip because he was at the pool with the ladies so I took a picture of Norway’s Christmas for him.  I’m not sure they celebrated Christmas on the Fjords.  I’ll have to ask him next time I see him.

IMG_9324

“And I would like another Franken Doll and…wait are you sleeping?”  Santa needs to wake up and hear my list!

IMG_9326

Hey Bob Cratchett and Tiny Tim Hey!!!

We had a lot of fun.  I’d do that tour again it was really cool.  Well except the Biblical portion that freaked out the Roomie…she’s such a wimp!  I told her…Man Up Yo!

Posted in Franken Files, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Shamy, Strasburg, Summer of 2013, Teddy B. Malestrom, What We Did On Our Summer Vacation

Summer of 2013 – Trains!!!!

We went to Strasburg to see the trains.  I wasn’t sure about this trip at first but I learned that I do have such a connection with trains I never before realized.  Maybe it’s the age thing or the fact I took my first long distance trip on a train.

IMG_06131

IMG_9191

They even had some funerary there which made me feel completely at home.

IMG_9183

IMG_9185

Shelly loves trains, as we all know, but I don’t think he was quite ready for Thomas!

IMG_9243

Thomas was looking just a little scary when he pulled up to the station.

IMG_9236

The train yards were his favorite.  We had a blast!  The Choo Choo Barn had full replica of the town in miniature model trains.  We had to pull Shelly away from this venue because he would have lived there forever 🙂  Good times had by all…especially Shelly!