More family time in the morning, including a hike up to the original G. Washington monument. It was awesome, but due to a recent lightening strike we couldn’t climb up the tower.
On our way north, winding through small towns up to Gifford Pinchot State Park in PA, we appreciated the many farms we saw and took in the peacefulness of it all. We set up camp quickly, which we are now quite skilled at, and buzzed over to Old Republic Distillery (ORD). Although this is only their tasting room, they distill not too far away. Their story is a loving one of family dreams, and the photos displayed on their walls exude that respect. We sipped a handful of spirits, but ultimately we left with the Battlefield Vodka — a standard, reliable option. The service was great, including other recommendations of places to try.
For happy hour, we slipped into Liquid Hero — a rec from ORD. The craft beer was de-lush and the ambiance was chill; it’s a great little place with a brewery and a small bar, which was once the freight office for the local train station. As we got talking to others at the bar, we met the owner of White Rose just around the corner. That’s where we had dinner, partly on him. Yummy! Thanks, Jeremiah!