From fresh baked goods to a breathtaking show, this is one trip you do not want to miss in the upcoming year.
We were back on the road with a wonderful group to Lancaster, PA for a fun filled two days! We started our trip at the Kitchen Kettle Village where you will find anything from bakery goods to gifts, featuring 40 distinct merchants offering everything from locally-made art, pottery and PA Dutch quilts to name-brand favorites like Brighton, PANDORA Jewelry, UGG and Minnetonka moccasins. Kitchen Kettle was all decked out for the fall, it was so gorgeous! After spending a few hours, we checked in at our beautiful hotel, Eden Resort and Suites. We saw “Million Dollar Quartet” at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre later that night after we enjoyed our dinner, The performers were phenomenal! Everyone raved about them. The Dinner Theatre had a buffet with the best carved brisket which melted in your mouth, they had anything from chicken, fish or baked veggie lasagna, an option for everyone! For dessert they had our Escort, Crystals favorite, pecan pie!!! They also had different pies and ice cream. (our driver, Kevin’s favorite)
On Wednesday, we woke up bright and early to a beautiful day! After enjoying our breakfast at the Resort we headed over to an an Amish Bakery and Riehl’s Quilt Shop, boy was this a treat! The quilts were gorgeous. We saw cows, horses, goats and even got to see puppies! It was really hard not wanting to bring one home on the bus! The Amish are so skilled, they make beautiful items and the baked goods were awesome. Next, we made our way to the feature of the trip, the play of Queen Esther at the Sight and Sound Theatre. There are really no words that can describe the performance we saw. It was breathtaking. “QUEEN ESTHER” set in the opulent yet perilous Persian Empire, QUEEN ESTHER is a captivating tale of beauty and bravery. Experience one of the most riveting Bible stories of the Old Testament as it comes to life with magnificent sets, special effects and live animals in this brand-new, original stage production!”
We still have two dates left this year! October 20-21, 2020 or November 16-17, 2020
We are going to Sight and Sound to see Queen Esther next year in 2021! Join us!
- What are the benefits of traveling with a smaller group?
- You can get in and out of places quicker, it’s a lot more intimate, and everyone gets to know one another quicker!
- How was the atmosphere in Lancaster?
- Everyone was so happy to see a bus in town. At Kitchen Kettle, they came out, greeted and thanked us for being there. The hotel handed everyone a hershey bar. At the Dutch Apple, we arrived at the show, they escorted us into the side door so we could be seated right away. The Amish bakery was joking with us and delighted to see us. The amish girls were giggling and so happy to see a bus as it had been some time since they saw one. The Sight and Sound Theatre came out and greeted us with happy smile and took our photo by the lion. (we were the only bus group that day)
- How was the show Queen Esther?
- Words cannot describe what a wonderful show we saw at sight and sound. I’ve seen them all and I truly believe this is my favorite. I think because of the story it told for a time like this it really impacted me this time, last time I saw it was pre-covid in early March and now that I saw it, it really hit the heart and soul. The Sight and Sounds productions are amazing, it surrounds the whole theatre. Everything in the building looks so real!
- How was the drive?
- Very good – smooth.
- What was your favorite part of the trip?
- The ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ the show at the Dutch Apple
- I know you were excited about the ice cream, what kind did you get at Kitchen Kettle?
- Chocolate Almond! Crystal copied me!