September 25, 2012 – It was sunny this morning, a bit chilly at first, but getting warmer as the sun rose higher in the sky. We took a nice drive in the countryside, admiring the changing leaves and shocks of standing corn drying in the fields. We passed hikers walking along the road near the Appalachian trail and parked by the lake in Boiling Springs. We decided to eat at Caffe 101 and dined al fresco, soaking up the sunshine while ducks and geese swam on the lake. 2 eggs, home fries, sausage and baked blueberry oatmeal made for a very good breakfast. We had the outdoor dining area to ourselves and sat at our table enjoying the sights. Goodbye to summer, hello to autumn.
Today, Sept 18, 2012 we drove to Carlisle to enjoy a good breakfast at Momma Spriggs, and, oh it was good! It was raining this morning and not many people were out, so aside from a few tables of customers we had the place to ourselves. The first thing we noticed is that they now have two TV sets at the counter and visible to the dining area, although there was no sound. We ordered their Great Start, which is basically two eggs, potatoes, toast and your choice of meat. The ham was a nice large slice, the sausage was also large and looked great. The eggs were ok, we have seen bigger, and the potatoes were very good, they were cubed instead of sliced. We ordered our potatoes browned and well done and these came out perfect. The toast was pretty impressive, it was nice and thick, almost like Texas toast, and very filling. We had a nice breakfast and stayed almost an hour (comfy seats). Our total for two breakfasts with 1 coffee and 1 pepsi was $18.95.
Beck & Don’s Kountry Kitchen on Walnut Street in Mechanicsburg has closed.
On Tuesday Sept 11, 2012 we drove down to Rossville to visit the Chow Down Restaurant. Woohoo, they were busy, the parking lot was nearly full. They had some tables open though, and we settled in for a really good breakfast at a great price. We saw a few people we knew, had a good waitress and overall were very happy with our visit. Eggs, home fries and toast were really good. The sausage links were a little different and sliced down the middle so they could be cooked flat. The casing was peeling off the sausage and I had to put ketchup on mine to
mask improve the flavor. We also asked for well cooked (browned) home fries, but only a few on top were browned, the rest were pretty much white.
On Tuesday September 4, 2012 we decided to visit the Marysville Diner. The breakfast there is very good, filling and a good value. We had eggs, home fries and sausage, which was on special. Really nice waitress, good service, and the food came out quickly and just the way we ordered it. Hats off to the Marysville Diner, we were very happy!