[Below is days 15 in a series of road trip diary installments. To get the full context, start with Adventures with Cordy: A Road Trip Diary and follow the trail from there. --Amy]
September 21, (Tuesday)
This was a peaceful and nice visit. Good Motel, delicious food and a birds eye view of what can be accomplished by faith, dedication and simple tastes and the willingness to work. Unfortunately commercialism is taking over and the true picture is being eliminated. We all realized that progress ? in the modern way has to continue, but are sorry to think the area will lose its charm and authenticity before many years are gone. We visited a large pretzel factory and the oldest public produce market in the United States. It was impressive and people came from Philadelphia and other large cities to purchase the good things offered. There were many historical points of interest mentioned by concrete and marble memorials just outside the market.
I wonder what they saw that was so cool that the thought of “progress” made them depressed? Were they still near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, or somewhere else? Was the pretzel factory part of this commercialism or not? Mmm….pretzels.