Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Secret Garden

Today I'm blogging on Boomer Babes Rock about my "secret" place. About four years ago, I read about the "Best Kept Secret in Lancaster County," and realized it was just down the street from where I live. From the months of June-September on Wednesdays from 1-7 p.m. the Conestoga House is open to the public. The Steinman Sisters have lovingly restored the mansion and the gardens.

I'm passionate about all things natural and green, so this is my respite. It serves two purposes, it gets me out from behind my computer and enjoying the beauty of nature. And then when hubby gets off from work, he meets me there for a light picnic at one of the designated areas. We have date night and quiet time together in the lush background of tropical gardens and waterfalls.

Sometimes the best places to visit are in your backyard. I urge you to search out what's available in your city; you just might be surprised. There might be a secret garden waiting for you.

Living Passionately,



Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Sounds dreamy. Isn't it amazing how sometimes we don't take advantage of the wonderful destinations around us? We did more sight-seeing in Toronto with Jared (before Joel was born) than we have at home. We're hoping to get in a few local visits to places... maybe the Liberty Bell, we'll see... my boys haven't seen it yet. Somehow time seems to get away from you and before you know it, it's gone :)

Connie Pombo said...

Okay, when are you coming to visit the garden?



talj said...

Dear Connie,

What a beautiful place this is. Many thanks for stopping by my blog and sharing a little of your story with me. I am not sure how much of my own story you read but you can find the last 2 Years in My Life in this post.

I am so pleased to here you have almost completed the list of 27 things you wanted to do, what a wonderful feeling that must give you.

Connie, it has been lovely to virtually 'meet' you. I will be sure to keep checking back here to see how you are doing {{HUGS}}

With love,

Natalya x

Connie Pombo said...


I just finished reading your story over the past two years (oh my!!!!). Your life is a book, a movie, and an inspiration to all of us who thinking we're just having a "bad day"!

I can relate to a broken foot (it happened to me two years ago), but all that you've been through before and after, I can't even imagine!

But...a bright saw Yosemite! Isn't that heaven on earth?!?! Sometimes I think God gives us little glimpses now and then and Yosemite is just one of them.

Blessings to you my sweet sister!