When you live in a city, you are constantly surrounded by things; people, buildings, noises… it never seems to stop. Sometimes it’s nice to leave it all behind and get away. The feeling of open space and looking out at landscape that goes on for miles is something that truly inspires me. I spent a lot of time traveling out west growing up, and I often yearn for the beautiful views that exist there.
This past weekend, a few of my closest friends and I left Philly and headed out to the ‘burbs on a camping adventure to find that openness. Golden Nugget Flea Market is on the route out of town, so we always make a pit stop there to see what treasures we can find before winding through the Pennsylvania farmland.
Beyond the little towns we drove until we reached Rushland Ridge Winery. A friend of a friend owns the place, so a small group gathered for a night under the stars filled with good laughs and warm spirits. A fire helped nick away the crisp fall air, and there was such stillness you could almost hear the whispers of neighbors.
Sleeping outside makes for an early rise, and we were lucky to catch some of the morning wine work.
Before heading back to the city, we ran through the fields one last time.
Where is your favorite spot to get away?
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