All in a day.

Last week, I joined my daughter Charlotte’s 3rd grade class trip to Quiet Valley.

I forgot just how squishy school buses are. And LOUD.

We have been there so many times, in the Spring, to see all of the baby animals, but I have never been in any of the buildings, other than the barn. It was amazing, and I had no idea how much I was going to enjoy it.

That’s the mouser. Friendly little guy.

This little farmhouse was so dark inside, and cozy. Stone walls and wide plank wood floors that creaked made it even more magical. There was a fire going. It smelled wonderful.

We heard all about life on the farm, and how terribly hard it was. To imagine how these people came here to Pennsylvania, settled, and literally had to make everything out of nothing, from their clothes, and homes, to every thing they ate was exhausting.

I couldn’t help but think how easy we have it, the entire time I was there. Even the thread for your clothes, and the material had to be made. Making breakfast was a production unto itself.

Those were hardy people. We have it so good.

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Then, I was shot back into the future, and just a few hours later, I went on a date with my husband to hear some music.

Yes!!! Yes we did!

We very rarely get to go out, and I cannot remember the last time I went to hear music. Seeing Greg Allman was a treat. I love him, and have never seen him or the brothers, so this was a big deal for me.

We even went out for drinks before!

We hit Floods, and Sarah Street Grill.

I even cried when Greg Allman sang Sweet Melissa. I just love that song.

And I got a kick out of my hair still smelling like the smoke from the fireplace at Quiet Valley.

It was a really great Tuesday.

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Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg PA.

Sherman Theater 524 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA.

Floods 732 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA.

Sarah Street Bar & Grill 550 Quaker Alley, Stroudsburg PA

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