Birthday Spa Trip to the Lodge at Woodloch

My birthday was October 12th! Like last year, my sweetie took me to the Lodge at Woodloch for a few days of spa treatments and hanging out in the woods to celebrate. We had a great time, like always!

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A Gray Day at Longwood Gardens

Last Friday I went to Longwood Gardens by myself for a quiet afternoon. The outdoor gardens were pretty crowded when I got there, but once the rain started, the people disappeared. The forecast hadn’t called for rain, but luckily I had my umbrella.

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I started out in the Garden Walk. Usually I feel rushed because the walkway is so narrow. It was quite peaceful and pleasant with no other people!

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Pocono Snake and Animal Farm: It IS More Fun Than a Zoo!

On our way home from the Lodge at Woodloch we stopped at Pocono Snake & Animal Farm in Marshall’s Creek, Pennsylvania. This was my second time visiting, and it definitely won’t be my last.

Pocono Snake and Animal Farm is a family-run animal sanctuary that has been open since the early 1970’s. They don’t rehabilitate animals, but they give a home to critters great and small that can no longer be taken care of by their original owners. It has a very DIY atmosphere.

My second favorite critter to visit here is the SNAKE THAT KILLED A GUY. YES, I said SNAKE THAT KILLED A GUY.

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Longwood Gardens Orchid Extrvaganza

One of my FAVORITE places to visit since I moved to the Philadelphia area is Longwood Gardens!

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It’s like a zoo for plants!

The orchids were stunning, of course. I got to see the internet-famous rare Ophrys tenthredinifera, or sawfly orchid, pictured below.

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