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Wedding Anniversary Celebration – Day 1

This past Sunday, September 26th, was our 23rd wedding anniversary.  We celebrated our anniversary with a mini getaway–3 nights at an Airbnb in Confluence, PA.  

Before leaving home, Bob made us omelets for breakfast.  We put the dishes in the dishwasher and started the cleaning cycle.  We packed the car.  Bob placed our bicycles on the carrier.  We left home at 8:15 am, en route Confluence.

We made one stop in Ebensburg and arrived in Confluence between 12:00 and 12:30 pm.  Check in wasn’t until 3:00 pm.  We drove by our rental Airbnb.  There was a car parked outside the front porch, which we supposed belonged to the cleaner(s).  

We had a few hours to kill, so we decided to do some sightseeing.  We saw a sign on our way to Confluence for a nearby covered bridge.  We drove to the Lower Humbert Covered Bridge and checked it out.

Lower Humbert Covered Bridge

The Lower Humbert Bridge is a 126 1/2 feet long Burr Arch truss covered bridge. It crosses over the Laurel Hill Creek in Lower Turkeyfoot Township, Somerset County. The bridge was built in 1891 and rebuilt 100 years later. It is one of ten remaining covered bridges in Somerset County.

The Lower Humbert Bridge is a Burr Arch truss covered bridge.
Bob and I at the Lower Humbert Covered Bridge

From the bridge we decided to drive to Ohiopyle State Park.  We parked near the Visitor Center and walked a short way along the Youghiogheny River.  We enjoyed the view of the Ohiopyle Falls.

Ohiopyle Falls on the Youghiogheny River

We visited the Visitor Center as well.  I picked up a map and brochure for the park.

We returned to the Birdhouse Inn Confluence Airbnb shortly before 3:00 pm.  The cleaner was still there but left as soon as she made one last bed.  The Airbnb is a cute 2 story house.  There are two porches, one in the front and one on the side.  I love the side porch.  It is where we sat, waiting for the cleaner to finish up.  The chairs are comfortable, and the view is a cornfield in front of a hill.

Shortly after 5:00 pm we walked to the River’s Edge Cafe, where we had a 5:30 pm dinner reservation.  The walk took only a few minutes, so we were early for our reservation. 

We ate our anniversary dinner at the River’s Edge Cafe.

We sat at a picnic table and enjoyed the view and sound of the Youghiogheny River.  Dinner was excellent. Bob ordered a Oak Barrel steak dinner; I ordered a Smoked Barbecued pork chop dinner.

After dinner we went for a short bicycle ride to the Confluence Town Square.  Our bicycle ride took us over the Casselman River on a bike/pedestrian bridge. In all we didn’t even ride a mile from our “home” to the town square and back “home”.

6 Responses to “Wedding Anniversary Celebration – Day 1”

  1. Betty

    Congratulations on your wedding anniversary! This sounds like a wonderful day. Your picture of the Lower Humbert Covered Bridge (the first one) is excellent! What kind of camera did you use to take that photo? It looks like you had beautiful weather, and the area looks beautiful, too. I am curious as to your husband’s t-shirt – Quit Work? Looks like a fun shirt for us retirees! I look forward to your next post!

    Reply
    • Linda G.

      The first picture of the covered bridge was taken with my iPhone 12 Pro Max. In fact all the pictures in this post are from the iPhone. Bob’s t-shirt says “Quit Work Play Ukelele”.

      Reply
      • Betty

        Those iPhones take such good pictures! Cute saying on Bob’s shirt! I enjoyed reading your post!

  2. seniorhiker

    Congratulations on your anniversary. I’m glad you were able to take a trip to celebrate. It looks as if you got the trip off to a wonderful (and beautiful) start.

    Reply
  3. Eileen Wise

    Hello, Linda

    Happy Anniversary! Looks like a great trip. I like the view of the covered bridge and the river. The dinner sounds nice. The iphone does take great photos. Have a great weekend!

    Reply
  4. Beatrice

    Belated wedding anniversary congrats, Linda and Bob, I looked at the most recent post first and had to backtrack to get to the start of your trip. This first day looks like it was a great one in all ways and now I’ll check on the other days.

    Reply

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