Monday, May 05, 2008

East Berlin, PA

East Berlin, PA is one of the most quaint small towns I've been to in a long while. I convinced D. to take a road trip from our stay in Washington, D.C. last week to go to The Mannings Handweaving School and Supply Center. Nestled in the picturesque countryside, the shop houses all the yarn, books, and weaving supplies you could ever want.

The store sprawls across several barnlike buildings, and as such, I spent a fair amount of time browsing. D. came prepared with his camera for the long haul, and took these shots of the grounds while I spent hours choosing just the right yarns.

We stopped at an authentic German restaurant on the way back - I wish I'd gotten pictures of it - the decor was like something out of a time warp - think Bavarian kitsch meets the 1970s. Although the piped in nonstop polka music was a bit unsettling, the food was decent, and the cold beer went down smoothly after a long day of yarn shopping.