Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Mount Gretna, PA

Once upon a time, at the turn of the 19th century, wealthy people sought to leave the dirty cities of the East coast and headed to the mountains to relax and commune with God and nature. Enter...Mount Gretna. Nestled in the hills of Central Pennsylvania is an idyllic lake community, especially well suited for those of a religious inclination.

Back to the 21st century, many of the old cottages are still preserved and fun is still to be had at places like the Jigger Shop and Mt. Gretna lake, albeit by a different "class" of people.

Can't you just sense the excitement?

At the Jigger Shop, delights such as this "Death by Chocolate" are begging to be devoured. This treat was composed of a brownie topped with chocolate ice cream, hot fudge, chocolate mousse, chocolate sprinkles and a Hershey Kiss-like treat.

Carter's brain freeze
Swimming in the lake which was surprisingly clean and didn't smell like pond scum.
If Ravenna doesn't look like she was enjoying herself, she really was, after much encouragement. Water, especially brown (who knows what the heck is in here?) water, is pretty scary for a little one, but eventually she got used to it and spent many hours splashing away.