Had a good nights sleep in a new bed, that does not always happen. My sister was up and Molly was so happy to see me she came upstairs before I could get into the bathroom. You would think I am her long lost brother.
She calmed down pretty quick this morning but she does like to be close to you.
|She would prefer to be a lap dog but settled for laying next to me|
We had a nice lunch and watched the cat and dog try to catch a bird that keep coming to the back door to peck at its reflection. She kept Molly interested for hours.
|Emma spotted the bird first|
|Then Molly took over|
|Nice location for a Dr office.|
|She can look so sad if you do not let her snuggle|
Delicious! Dan had a good appetite too, seems to eat better than his mother.
Dan really enjoyed his brownie
|I love my dessert|
Not raining when we got up this morning so we decided to go out a do a couple things. Sharon's knee is still sore so we skipped GeoCaching. She suggested a couple things and we decided to head to Daniel Boone's childhood homestead which is close to here.
|Looks like he was here 16 years|
|My sister and the visitors center|
|A nice large loom in the visitors center|
|The sheep pretty much run loose.|
|The Boone house|
|You can see where the house was added on to.|
|Example of a German barn.|
|This freight wagon could haul 12,000lbs|
This wool was sheared from the sheep on site and has been set out to dry.
|Looks like she would like her wool back|
|Old saw mill|
|Saw mill and carriage|
|The dam at the mill pond|
|The water ran under this wheel to power the saw.|
This is the remains of a coal blast furnace that never really worked properly.
This is a typical charcoal hearth that was tended by a man called a collier. It took hundreds of these to produce enough charcoal for the smelting furnace.
This is a view of the water wheel that operated the circular bellows on top that provided the blast of air to the bottom of the furnace.
The site was not maned today either so the building were not open. I did manage to take the next few pictures of the bottom level of the blast furnace through a crack in the door. I managed not to drop my phone as I held it through the crack between the doors.
|To the right of the furnace|
|The bottom of the furnace|
|To the left of the furnace|
|The Ironmasters Mansion|
|He could keep a close eye on the furnace|
Sharon headed for a haircut and said she was picking up dinner.
Looks like it rained all night but no rain this morning.
Took it easy until after lunch and then we headed for Strasburg in Lancaster County. We stopped first at the outlet malls. I wanted to look at Black & Decker. There were two of them in the mall but both are closed and out of business. Sharon looked in a couple stores and I relaxed in the car.
Then we headed over to the Millennium Sight and Sound Theater to see their production of Jonah.
|Waiting for the start|
Its been a good and fun week with my sister. Looking forward to a good family dinner tomorrow night and then I will be heading home on Friday.
Thanks for checking in.