Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Uniontown, PA Day 2

Uniontown, PA Day 2: Saturday

Saturday morning we woke up bright and early to pack up and eat breakfast so that we could get on the road and get to our destination all the quicker. The breakfast at the Holiday Inn Express in Hamburg, NY was really nice. They had this super cool pancake machine where all you do is press a button and the pancake comes out all flattened and ready for you to eat. And it automatically makes two. There is also a screen to show you the progress of your pancake. This was SUCH a neat little machine, you didn't even need to pour in batter because it was already in there.

After eating we left early and drove over to the Grove City Premier Outlets and shopped there for four hours. I will be uploading a haul on my YouTube channel, if you want to check that out. I will also post it on my other blog (yes, I have another one).

After shopping 'til we dropped we drove on to Uniontown, PA. We finally arrived! Uniontown is in the middle of nowhere and is amidst the Appalachians. If you have never seen them before, the Appalachians are beautiful. The first time I ever saw them was when we drove through Vermont. I was floored by the amount of green trees and the  height of the mountains on that trip. We nicknamed them the Misty Mountains (LOTR fans, here's your cue) because they really and truly did look like the Misty Mountains. Anyway, they were amazing. In Uniontown we stayed at a Fairfield Inn. It wasn't quite as nice as the Holiday Inn Express, but that's all right, we just needed a place to sleep. We took a quick swim in the pool at the hotel and no one was there! The pool was really warm and clean and there were plenty of chairs and tables and towels.

Before we left to go find a restaurant we all took quick showers and then went to find some food. We ended up eating at a place called The Grotto. This was a really nice restaurant, especially compared to what had happened the night before. Service was excellent. We were seated right away, our waitress took our orders, and food was brought out in decent time. We were first served the bread, of course. It was a really large loaf with butter that was twice, maybe three times the size of the loaf of bread we were offered as a complimentary appetizer at the Waterstone Grill. There was a large party that was taking up the chef's time, but our food still came out much sooner than the night before and the chef sent his apologies. I ordered a fettuccine Alfredo, which was amazing. I'm really not one for pasta, but I do love my fettuccine. This one was a good size serving with lots of cheese. My only problem was the amount of cheese. It was just getting too much as I got closer to the bottom of the plate so I didn't eat the entire thing, but it was still amazing.

We went to Walgreen's to pick up some more sunscreen and went back to our hotel. By the time we had gotten back it was close to 10:30 so we pretty much got ready for bed and went to sleep after that.

Quote of the day: Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. -Mahatma Gandhi