Today we decided to take another cruise around the area. Our route included driving over the Harpers Ferry bridge and down Harpers Ferry Road. The final destination of our trip was Leesburg, VA. One of our favorite farmers’ market is held here and, and while we were there, we stocked up on some baked goods. Lunch time had us trying something new. We ate on the patio of The Cajun Experience which is located at 14 Loudoun Street in Leesburg. It’s just up the street from the government building parking garage. The food here is awesome! While I chowed down on a boudin poboy Peg had the jambalaya. To top it off we had beignets for desert.
|Renninger's Market in Kutztown, PA|
|Peg inside Crystal Cave|
|The nature walk through Crystal Cave forest|
|One of the many stuffed animal display at Cabela's in Hamburg, PA|
|Peg sends a photo of the rhino to one of her colleagues in Africa|
Back on the road, we decided to check out Crystal Cave which was also in Kutztown. This was a bit of a disappointment. There weren't very many formations and it was pretty crowded. I would say pass on this one unless you are really bored. The nature trail was the only saving grace for the place. This short little walk is through a collection of different pine trees.
About 12 miles down the road from the Cave is one of our favorite stops. Cabela's, in Hamburg, PA, awesome place to explore. There are aquariums with fresh water fish, tons of stuffed animals, and even a shooting gallery. We have been here over half a dozen times and it still excites us. Be sure to try some of the exotic meats in the cafeteria! Our little cruise lasted a bit over 12 hours but driving is what owning a car is all about.
|Peg's 2000 VW 1.8T New Beetle|
|Our brick at the Charles Town, WV library|
|The front of Line-X of Hagerstown's shop|
|Line-X is durable and good looking|
I have had my new Ford F-150 truck for about 6 months now and it has been very handy as a parts vehicle. The bed was starting to get scratched up so I decided it was time to put some sort of protection in the bed. By far the best functioning and looking option is a spray-in liner. Line-X seems to have a good reputation so I looked up the closest dealer to Bubba's Garage and scheduled an installation time. I had the first appointment in the morning, 8:00 am, and the crew at Line-X of Hagerstown was already waiting when I arrived at 7:30. That in itself impressed me because most shops' workers struggle to be on time first thing in the morning. I chose a basic black liner (the photo is reflecting the blue of the truck) which set me back $500. They soon had my keys and I settled into a comfy recliner to watch some HGTV and read a book in their lounge. Two hours later I had my truck back. Another nice surprise; they had protected my interior with a seat cover and disposable floor mat. This isn't always the case for shops around here. The bed looked great and I was a happy camper once again. The installation was an all around great experience.