Whew! This has been one busy week and weekend! We were super busy at work because we were taking the weekend off for a girls trip!! My sister, my daughter and I left Friday morning and came home Saturday night!
All packed and ready for adventure!!
We went to "Falling Water". If you want to know more about it click that link :) Real quick tho, it is the name of an amazing house designed and built in 1936 by the famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. The house is the type of design that is called organic architecture. This is combining humanity with its environment. The house is built around the mountain with stone and rocks kind of poking through into the house itself in a lot of the rooms. Anyway, that's what I learned. I never thought much about architecture, but during this tour I found myself tearing up a few times just thinking about his vision for this house and admiring all the beauty! :)
Just sharing a few pictures of this amazing house, Falling Water.
Just the name makes me teary :)
Our first view of the house.
The next two pictures are my favorite of the house.
This little area has steps from the living room
down to a small spring fed pool
that the owners used in the mornings
to wake them selves up.
These steps lead down from the living area also
down to the stream!
Part of the waterfall starts just behind the stairs there....
How cool would that be?
A view from across the stream.
Connie, Blayne and I at the back of the house.
The drive to Millrun, Pa, where Falling Water is, took about 3 hours and 15 minutes. During that time we stopped a few times of course for coffee, and snacks, we also listened to a podcast that my daughter listens to. It's called "Lore". Lore is a "folklore exploration podcast that combines historical record and eerie stories". (To quote someone who did a review on it) Anyways it was interesting, and a little scary....just what we love! Driving during a girls trip is half the fun!! :)
We stayed at a beautiful old Inn called Summit Inn in Farmington, Pa. This beautiful, historic Inn was built in 1907, and has had many famous people stay in her! We checked in and immediately went right for the outdoor pool, hot tub, and then even the indoor pool! They love the water as much as I do, thank goodness :)
Just a picture of the lobby that I wanted to share.
A shot of part of the front of the Inn.
This place was so massive
that it would take like 4 frames
to show the entire thing.
We ate a wonderful meal on the veranda (doesn't that sound so cool?) and stayed up all night snacking on chocolate, eating junk food, and deciding whether or not our Inn was haunted. :) In the morning, we drove to Laurel Caverns which was just 5 minutes from the Inn. We toured the cave which was amazing. I took a few pics, but it was darkish so many of my pictures didn't come out.
This one is on our downward decline into the cave.
It just kept going and going :)
We had so much fun on our girls trip. I am so blessed to have my sister and my daughter in my life as my family and as my friends!
Now, back to reality..........