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Do you need a rest??

Mount Gretna Pennsylvania, is a place of good memories and best friends.   I remember Gretna from my childhood when my parents took us kids to the Sunday evening church services in the summer.  They were held in the great open tabernacle, which we loved because instead of sitting on the benches we were free to roam around and play quietly in the open area in the back.

   The surrounding houses always fascinated me and I used to dream of being able to go up the porch of this one house beside the tabernacle.  Today my best friends live in that house and we have spent many hours on that same porch I dreamed about years ago.  Recently we listened to a band concert while sitting on the Cornercopia porch. Most of the concerts are free, just collecting an offering. This is truly a place of beauty, peace and rest.


Porches are a big thing in Mt Gretna. My friend displays her lovely doll house on hers, and on our last visit we took a stroll to have a look at what made other porches catch your eye.

This one reminded us that the 4th of July is near.

It’s the colors and the rockers that beckon you to come on up and sit a spell.

This one just invites you to take pictures, who can resist the stained glass and the beautiful lanterns?

Plants and flowers enhance many of the porches.  The gardens are as inviting as the porches. Come walk with me, I’ll show you more.


First, the bunny garden, 

 the tiny houses

and the flower garden.

We’ve done a lot of walking, why don’t we just sit a spell on the blue bench?

Ahhh!  I thought so, you do need a rest.


Don’t sit too long, there is lots to see and do in Mount Gretna. Visit the Jigger Shop when you are hungry, see a play at the theater, treat yourself to a concert or check out a book at the library.

Everything is beautiful at Mount Gretna.

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