July 6, 2016, Oley, PA- I can’t drive through these parts, without a stop at Glick’s Greenhouse. It was getting near Dave’s birthday, and Beth was having the family over for dinner, so I got to be a part of the festivities. Besides, the accommodations are the best in the area.
The day started with a lovely breakfast at Bedford Diner, which has become an instant favourite of mine- first and foremost because of the exquisite breakfast sausage. The regulars and the waitresses bantering is always a delightful aspect of sitting at the counter, anywhere, and it certainly was there.
My only sightseeing of the day was at Leesport Farmers Market- one of the biggest in the Reading area. I picked up a few things for Beth, and enjoyed the bustling atmosphere. This event only happens on Wednesdays, but I am sure the pavilions see plenty of use for other purposes.
I found my way to Oley, by the backroad, past the regional middle school, patting myself on the back for having done so. I did have to get reassurance from Beth, though, that I was on the right track, heading past the one-lane covered bridge, which I’ve shown in previous posts on the Greenhouse. We had a fine dinner, with a new addition, the Glicks’ youngest nephew has joined the brood, since I was last here, in 2013. After dinner conversation centered around the stuff of country life- yes, that includes guns, which I regard as tools for hunting and target shooting, as well as for personal safety in an unsafe environment. We all agreed that guns are not a means of showing off one’s power. Baling hay also held center stage.
No family photos, this time. It was a bit on the hot and sticky side. Some enjoyed the rubber swimming pool, as a result. The sunset, though, was vintage PA.
As I said earlier, the room is fabulous, and I got a fine sleep. This proved to be fortuitously necessary, for what followed, the next day.