Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Where in the World is Globe Mills, PA?

I don't know, but somehow we found ourselves passing through the tiny village of Globe Mills on our Sunday afternoon road trip through the countryside.  I should've taken a picture to document our adventure in that neck of the woods, but as soon as the thought crossed my mind, we were long past it.

We did come across this interesting old covered bridge on our meanderings.  I got a kick out of the sign at its entrance.

I'm not a smoker, but would smoking a cigarette while driving through be considered a violation of the rules?  I would suppose so.  And how much does one cow weigh, so that fifteen is the limit?

Inside we found this other sign explaining several common types of covered bridge constructions.  I had written a blog post on this topic last year after the husband/lover/driver and I did a tour of covered bridges in our area.  You can click here to read about it.

Sitting smack dab in the inside of the bridge, we studied the bridge's construction and then the sign.  We determined that this Hassenplug Bridge, circa early 1800's, was of the Burr Truss construction form.

It had all the features you would expect of a really old wooden structure, including insects and evidence of mud wasp habitation,

and of course, messages left by twitterpated young lovers.

Later we found ourselves meandering through some Amish territory, based on the looks of these scenes:

After arriving home from our drive out on those country roads, we got a phone message from daughter Lindsay.  You may recall that yesterday we had visited her family and our little camping granddaughter Ellie and her brother Jarrod at the Knoebel's Grove Campground.  Our visit had been dramatically cut short by a rainstorm.  

They wanted to let us know that Jarrod had been successful at the Knoebel's Grove amusement park, and had won plenty of game prizes for his little sis.  She just doesn't seem too fazed about it all, do you think?

Ellie, sound asleep in the amusement park.
In other exciting news, we finally got our car back, good as new, after 2 1/2 weeks of body repair work.

After repairs
The total repair bill from the tree-falling-on-the-car event was $5600.  We got off "easy" with a deductible of "only" $250.  I guess that's what auto insurance is all about.

And, do you think the husband/lover/driver is perhaps tempting fate by parking it back in the same exact spot where it was when the tree fell on it?  

Parked in the bullseye - the middle of three spots out front.
And finally, I'd like to wish daughter Lindsay and her husband Todd a very happy 12th wedding anniversary.

They have some fun day trips planned to celebrate the occasion next week when they both have a week of vacation.  Congratulations and have fun!


  1. We had a great time wandering around in PA and NY and I loved the covered bridges we found. Car is sure looking good and since the tree is gone now, it should be safe - don't ya think?

    1. Half of the tree is still standing, as it was split by lightening. We think the property owner should have the rest of the tree taken down, as it's at high risk of falling in the next storm, due to it's damaged condition.

  2. I love covered bridges. I can hear the horse hoofs on the wooden floor.

    Glad the car is all in one beautiful piece. Looks like they did a great job.

    Happy anniversary to Lindsay and Todd!