The day started with the strong need for coffee. We packed up, checked out of the hotel, and went on a search for some morning fuel. It seemed that nothing in downtown Harrisburg was opened except for Dunkin Donuts. So Dunkin Donuts it was. We each got a coffee and a bagel. It sufficed.
(My husband loooooves when I take pictures of him.) After breakfast, we played tourist. It was hella windy in Harrisburg and freeeeezing, so our time walking around outside was somewhat limited. We made our way over to the Capitol Building and decided to partake in a guided tour. This building was seriously gorgeous on the inside. My favorite part was the stained-glass ceilings. They were beautiful.
By the time the tour was over, we were ready for lunch. We made numerous attempts to find a place to eat in Harrisburg but nothing seemed open, still! So we headed out of the downtown area and ended up finding a tasty burrito place to eat lunch at: Neato Burrito. I mean, the name says it all! And instead of just driving straight home from Harrisburg, we decided to make a detour to Johnstown (where we met and used to live) since we had the afternoon free. We love going back and visiting Johnstown every once in a while. We made some great memories there and had some really fun times. We decided to hit up a couple of our favorite old places, starting with bowling at Richland Lanes. We used to walk here from our old apartment and bowl all night long for soo cheap. It rocked.
We embarrassed ourselves pretty severely with our bowling scores after a few games and decided to call it quits and head to dinner before hitting the road to drive home. We decided to go to one of our favorite restaurants in Johnstown: Rizzo's. This place has been around forever and has the best homemade pasta and sauce that I have ever eaten. I have yet to find a place that tops it.
(Mesmerized by my pasta, obviously.) So we're eating dinner, having a good ol' time when we hear someone walk by our table and say "holy crap, it's a blizzard outside!" I was like "umm, say what?!" The entire weekend was so sunny with not a cloud in the sky. We literally walked into the restaurant just an hour before with the sunny blaring. Not the case when we walked out. Everything was completely covered with 2 inches of snow already and it was still coming down and fast. We couldn't believe it. So what we thought was going to be a nice, relaxing 2 hour drive home turned into a disastrous 3 hour drive home, witnessing numerous accidents along the way. Thankfully, we made it home safely.
Other than the freak blizzard out of nowhere, we had a really great time spending the weekend road trippin'. I have a feeling many more mini weekend road trips are in our future. And anything that involves traveling makes this girl happy.
Now, onto the adventures of this weekend!
Have a great weekend, everyone!*