One of our goals for 2019 was to be more intentional about spending time and planning dates together. I am hoping to be a bit better at blogging them this year too!
So on one chilly morning in January, we drove to Lititz, PA to spend the morning. I've heard lovely things from friends about this small Lancaster County town but didn't know quite what to expect. We ended up loving it!
First, we enjoying breakfast at the Slate Cafe. I had delicious baked oatmeal and Mike had an incredible breakfast burrito. Their coffee and hot drinks were yummy too! We grabbed a hot beverage to go and walked down to the Lititz Springs Park. The park features a natural spring and tons of ducks. Seriously. There were over a hundred winged friends. The park is maintained by volunteers and is the home of numerous community gatherings throughout the year.
We stopped by the welcome center and had a delightful conversation with the gentleman working there. We learned all about Lititz - how they had a chocolate walk every October (likely coming back for this), a huge celebration on Independence Day, and all about the history of one of the town's treasures, Wilbur Chocolates. We honestly had no idea there was so much to do in Lititz, we were bummed we didn't allow more time to spend there! But that just means we'll have to come back another time.
Although Wilbur has moved their major operations out of Lititz, they still have an outlet store to get all kinds of yummy chocolate goodies. We couldn't help but bring home a bag of chocolate"buds" (like Hershey kisses but 100x better).
We spent the rest of our morning wandering the downtown area, looking at houses with pretty doors, and moseying in and out of bookstores and other local shops. After only one visit, I can tell why our friends in Lititz love their town so much. The people of Lititz take a lot of pride in community and it shows the moment you get there. We're excited to explore this little place again once the weather warms up!