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McConnells Mill

We went on an approximate 300-mile jaunt today along Pennsylvania’s curvy, hilly, roller coaster like roads.  The map shown below shows our day’s travels.

When we planned today’s trip, Smicksburg was our destination choice.  Smicksburg is located in northern Indiana County and is home of a large Amish population.  We did go to Smicksburg; however, we did not make a stop there.  We did see Amish traveling in horse-drawn buggies and saw specialty shops along the way that offered country crafts, quilts, furniture, and foods. I guess we weren’t in the mood for shopping because we just kept moving on through the town.  Bob mentioned interest in a pair of leather chaps, so we changed direction and headed west.

We drove to Lutz’s Leather in Beaver Falls, where Bob did purchase a pair of leather chaps.  Bob will ride in better comfort now on cold days.  While we were waiting for the length of the chaps to be cut, we looked around the store.  We ended up purchasing two pairs of over-the-glasses sunglasses — one pair for each of us — in addition to the chaps.

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Bob took a picture of me wearing my new over-the-glasses sunglasses.
I like them!

After shopping at Lutz’s Leather, it was time for lunch.  We passed Brown’s Country Kitchen en route Lutz’s Leather and had decided then that we would eat lunch there.  The restaurant was about 10 miles from Lutz’s Leather.  Bob ordered Buffalo Chicken Salad.  I ordered a Bacon Cheeseburger with a side salad.  Bob’s Buffalo Chicken Salad came with seasoned french fries served on top of the salad.  Bob is watching his carbohydrate intake and rarely eats potatoes.  He asked that the french fries be served as a side dish.  I ate the french fries 🙂

McConnells Mill State Park was only a couple miles from Brown’s Country Kitchen, so we decided to include the park in our day’s drive.

E3306056 4x6I love the view of the mill from here.
The view could be improved immeasurably, if some trees were cut down!

E3306058 4x6McConnells Mill Covered Bridge crosses over the Slippery Rock Creek.

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The mill was not open, as it is not yet in-season for the park.

What a glorious Spring day it was.   It was so good to see blue skies and sunshine, along with warm temperatures, all day long.  Cooler temperatures, along with snow and rain, are returning tomorrow according to the weatherman.  I am happy that we took advantage of today’s beautiful weather!  We had a great day together!

5 Responses to “McConnells Mill”

  1. Betsy Adams

    Wow—love it, Linda. You drove alot of miles –but saw some beautiful places. Loved the covered-bridge.. Beautiful.

    George has some ‘over-the-glasses’ sunglasses and loves them…

    Happy Easter to you and yours. God Bless.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  2. Marge

    You guys do the neatest things. I’ve never been to McConnells Mills … gotta go there sometime! Incidentally, we love Brown’s Country Kitchen and stop there from time to time when going to and from Pittsburgh.

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  3. Rose

    I really love some of the places you go…love the pics you took of this place. It looks like a place we would like to visit.

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  4. Fishing Guy

    Linda: Certainly a post that brings back so many childhood memories. The Slippery Rock river was one of my fishing haunts. My wife and I visited the coolness of that area during hot summers. Great photos my friend.

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