2013 Spring Stampede

Tim did an outstanding job on this year’s Spring Stampede.  We started the day at Panera Bread in Murrysville, followed by a scenic drive which included a crossing of the Loyalhanna Creek, where Tim stationed himself to get photos of the Mustangs as members drove across.

Photos by Jennie, Ken, Tim and Toni.

Our first stop was the historic Compass Inn & Museum in Laughlintown, PA.  Tour guides in period clothing gave us a glimpse into the past.  We learned where many phrases originated, such as “sleep tight, don’t let the bedbugs bite,” and “brake shoes.”  (If you weren’t on the tour, ask someone who was.)

Another scenic drive took us to lunch at Brady’s restaurant in Acme, PA.  Service was prompt and the food was delicious.

After lunch, we enjoyed the drive to Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterpiece combining engineering genius with breathtaking natural beauty.  Tours were conducted in small groups so that we received personal attention from the guides.  If you haven’t visited Fallingwater, you’re missing a treasure.

Our final stop was Greendance, The Winery at Sand Hill.  There was wine to sample and purchase, as well as jams, jellies, pies, and gift items.

It truly was a picture perfect day.  Mother Nature provided sunshine and gentle breezes, and Tim provided a tour featuring winding roads through the forests and farmland of Western Pennsylvania.  Thanks, Tim!

2 Responses to 2013 Spring Stampede

  1. gpmcprez says:

    Tim outdid himself again! It was a wonderful tour – and every stop was better than the previous one (how did he manage that?) I hear he’s taking suggestions for this year’s Fall Foliage Tour.

  2. Jennie says:

    Tim, you did a wonderful job of keeping us all together, and the directions were excellent. There was no way to get lost, even if someone managed to get separated from the group. Thanks so much for your contributions to the club!

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