Two weeks ago, we celebrated my birthday. Yesterday, we celebrated Rod's birthday. Now in just 12 days, we celebrate our anniversary. Is it any wonder that 13 is our lucky number? It will be our 39th. We wanted to do something special. Since we both sleep better in our own bed and we have a trip to Disney coming up in December, we decided to make it a one-day trip. But where to go??? We wanted somewhere close to home. And after talking, we wanted something we hadn't done before.
I was a German major in college, and love most everything German (Hitler and the Nazis excepted). I love the food, the crafts, and I have a pretty large nutcracker collection. So when we learned about the German Christmas Market at Historic Harmony will be taking place on our anniversary, we decided that was the destination we were looking for! According to their website,
"More than 40 artisans and specialty vendors provide the market part of WeihnachtsMarkt. Museum quilters and weavers demonstrate their work. There are model railroad displays in the museum’s Wagner House annex.This year’s entertainment includes Alpen Schuhplattlers (pictured above), Augsburg Band, Burke’s Bavarian Brass, Pittsburgh Swiss Singers and the Acme Tunes hammered dulcimer ensemble. German foods and refreshments include soup, bratwurst and sauerbraten sandwiches, German potato salad, baked goods and mulled cider. A winery offers tastings and sales. At nightfall Saturday, visitors join in caroling at the lighting of a live Christmas tree."
So, now I'm really looking forward to this "trip", since Historic Harmony is less than 1/2 hour away.