Monday, November 20, 2006

I hope everyone had a nice weekend. Saturday was my wedding anniversary. Five years. But also ten years of being with Niel. I cannot believe how quickly time has flown by. My husband is an incredible person and I feel very lucky to be with him. Niel planned a visit to our favorite diner The Waffle House. He found one in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The food was still as tasty as we remember it. But this Waffle House had the friendliest staff, was clean and had speedy service. Bethlehem is also the birthplace of The Rock. A little wrestling fact for you. Heh heh.

Since we were in PA we also decided to do a little bit of guilt free shopping at the Tannerville outlets. Shannon O was kind enough to suggest them. We both scored in finding outer wear. Niel found a great pair of boots he had been looking for, for some time. I got some items at a store I normally can't find items in my size or liking.

Then we were off to our final destination Scranton. Where our favorite TV show The Office is based in. Yes folks some people travel to exotic destinations and we go to Scranton. Yes we're dorks. Shut it. Scranton is a business oriented as well as a college town. It reminded us of Albany. It is also very very very hilly. We got pretty lost at times. But it was very funny. Did you know that Scranton was the first city with a trolley and this is why it is known as the Electric City? The trolley museum is located at the Stanton National Historic Site in downtown Scranton. We didn't feel like driving the two hours back so we stayed for the night and had a nice dinner at Foley's. We couldn't find Coopers. Did I mention we got lost a lot. Otherwise we would have gone there since Cooper's is mentioned on the show a lot. Yes Coopers is a real place. We took a little walk around the mall and found out Rain Wilson who plays Dwight Shrute on The Office is going to be in Scranton in December. We also got a picture of the towns sign that is in the opening credits of the show. As well as the sign Mifflin. Cause the name of the paper company is Dunder Mifflin. Heh heh.

Although we didn't get to go away as long as we would have liked it was still a very nice anniversary. Pics here.

10 comments:

Shannon said...

so glad what I emailed you worked out so well for ya... I love outlets lol... I wanna see pics of the cool finds you got shopping hehehehe...

LadyGypsy said...

Happy Anniversary and many many more!

Jesser said...

Sounds like a nice weekend! I love exploring new spots, wherever they are. And Happy 5th anniversary. Glad you got to go to Waffle House. In college we always referred to them as Awful Houses because in the south, anyhow, they are anything but clean and the staff is anything but friendly and courteous. But they're still fun to get late night food at. ;)

foodiechickie said...

Heh heh. We didn't take any pics of the clothing. Sorry Shannon. Maybe I'll take some and email them to you.

Thank you Kimberely.

Thank you Jess. We though at first at least the two we were in Florida they were dirty and slow but it was so very worth it because of the food. But the one in Bethlehem was the total opposite. In addition to good food it was clean and quick.

Mike said...

Wow 5 years. Geesh. How time flies. We like the Waffle House too. The funniest one we've been to is this on in South Carolina. It was like Mel's Diner from that old show Alice. Kiss my grits!!!!!

Lately, we've been on a Bob Evans kick, because Rachel's like's their eggs benedict.

foodiechickie said...

It sure does Mike. I would have liked to seen one like Mels Diner.

Bob Evans is a good place. It's funny what food kicks people get on. We tried to go to a Cracker Barrel on the way back but the wait was too long. And then we had missed our chance to go to a Perkins which was another option.

Lisa said...

Hope you had a great Day rembering your wedding. You should post one of your GREAT wedding pictures. You looked so pretty!

foodiechickie said...

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Aww, I hope you guys had a great anniversary! Yeah, Ani, I want to see wedding pics too.

Too cool about going to Scranton. I'd do something like that too.

foodiechickie said...

Aww thanks Yvett. Our scanner has been returned yet but you can see pics in my side bar under snaps. You just scroll down to look at wedding pics.

If you do get to go to Scranton I hope you get to visit Coopers.