Monday, July 10, 2006


We left New Jersey Monday morning (July 3rd) and arrived in Connellsville, PA at the Newmyer House in the early evening. We sat in the gazebo and finally got to relax a bit. This is a very small town and a holiday weekend so dinner options were mostly limited to a bar called Bud Murphy's (we at bad pizza both nights we stayed - ha!). This was fine, we were not there to discovery the culinary hot spots of the Laurel Highlands, we were there to discover the architectural ones!

This was our first ever stay at a B&B and we had no idea what to expect. The house was huge - 10,000 square feet - and had 4 guest rooms and 3 parlors. Our room had more furniture in it than our whole apartment. It was very clean and well taken care of but kinda smelled a bit like the antiques it was filled with. Very nice hosts who are trying to revitalize their little town with art and culture.

Morning one breakfast: yogurt with granola and fresh raspberries from the garden, blueberry waffles, ginger banana bread and cherry chocolate biscotti. Oh, and microwave bacon?
Morning two breakfast: cantaloupe soup, potatoes, goat cheese chive omelet, lemon poppyseed muffins, and almond biscotti. Oh, and more microwave bacon?

The owner/chef is a caterer and everything that came out of the kitchen was hot, fresh and delicious - baked goods were served just out of the oven!

Dear breakfast chef,
Why do you serve
microwave bacon? It really is a sore thumb in your menu.
Curiously yours,

On the 4th we visited Fallingwater, Kentuck Knob and Ohiopyle State Park. They all were amazing and inspirational. It was an absolutely lovely day.




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