How American is that title, right? Hey, let’s go
eat make some pretzels and then drink some local beer…which is pretty much what was said when we ventured out on our Friday afternoon. I’m always in for that kind of an afternoon, really.
After we had picked some berries, we welcomed Letty home from her Friday at school. Next on deck? Going to Litiz for some sweet purchases at Wilbur Chocolate, then pretzel making at Julius Sturgis, America’s oldest commercial pretzel bakery. Founded in 1861, this little bakery can be found along the main drag in Lititz, PA within a tiny house. From the outside, you’d never guess that they made many a pretzel here…other than the faux pretzel the kids climbed on, on our way into the tour.
We learned about the founder Julius as well as the method in which you make a pretzel. And back in the day, this was all done by hand. No, we didn’t eat the pretzels we made…but we got some sweet certs saying we were official carb makers. Or something like that.
Oh and then we topped off our non-pretzel eating with beer at the Bulls Head. Highly recommend. It’s almost like an Irish pub vibe and I was here for it…even if we ended up sitting outside. Because the weather outside was weather.
And day 1 was in the books. The bestest memories all jam packed into one rad day. Check back mañana for my day 2 recap – visiting the house I grew up in!