November 2, 2011

Small Town Charm, Chocolates and Pretzels

The leaks in the RV are fixed, or at least we think they are!  We spent the morning at Miller’s Service Center in Honey Brook, Pennsylvania, attending to the RV issues that have been nagging at us for the last few weeks.  We had tried to book appointments at other RV dealers, but most could not take us for at least two weeks.  We were lucky to find Miller’s last Friday while we were in Lancaster County, and returned today for the repairs.

Cheyney, the technician who took care of us, climbed up on the roof and inspected every place that could possibly allow water to seep in.  He found a few culprits that had likely caused our problems, and then he sealed everything.  We were in and out of the shop in just about an hour.  I guess we won’t know for certain if we are water tight until the next rainstorm, but I’m very optimistic.

Seal Those Leaks!
We now had to make a decision.  Should we head southeast or southwest?  West won out, and we started towards Gettysburg.  On the way we remembered a tip from Joy and stopped in Lititz, Pennsylvania, for chocolate.  Lititz, which bills itself as Lancaster County’s Sweet Spot, was settled by Moravians in the eighteenth century.  The town is now known as much for its chocolate and pretzels as it is for its history.

Tim and I have not had the opportunity to spend much time in the small towns that we pass through, so our stroll through Lititz was a special treat.  The downtown main street contains a collection of specialty shops in wonderful, historic buildings, and we browsed as we walked.

Downtown Lititz Main Street
We were in search of Café Chocolate, which, we were told, sells amazing truffles.  We had a lesson in cacao beans and all-natural chocolate from the delightful staff and feasted our eyes on the display of beautiful truffles.  Of course we couldn’t leave empty-handed!

Cafe Chocolate

One Of Each Please
We also stopped at the Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery for soft pretzels.  It was Julius Sturgis who opened the first commercial pretzel bakery in America in 1861.

Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery
Well-stocked with tasty treats, we headed towards Gettysburg where we will immerse ourselves in the Civil War tomorrow.

Lititz Historical Museum

Historic Lititz


  1. Hi Tim and Sarah! You guys look like you are having a great time. We love the blog! We are in South Carolina for the month of November. Will you guys be heading this way? ~Chris & Skip

  2. Hi Chris and Skip, Tim and I are glad you're enjoying the blog. We will be heading to South Carolina, probably in late November. Where are you? We'd love to see you. Sarah