Travels with Mitzy

Me and Mitzy at the Four54 Grill in Lancaster, PA
Mitzy and I at the Four54 Grill in Lancaster, PA  Photo by Joel Shprentz

Have I mentioned Mitzy, our ten year old cockapoo?

We don’t often travel with our dog, but last weekend’s road trip to Lancaster, Pennsylvania was the exception.

When looking for a dog friendly place to eat, we turned to BringFido.com.

The Four54 Grill in central Lancaster was rated 5 bones, so we thought we would give it a try.  The restaurant is located right next door to the Lancaster Science Factory.

There was ample outdoor seating and the patio was well shaded.

Upon arrival, the owner immediately greeted us with a giant water bowl and biscuits for Mitzy.  We ordered inside, and they brought the food out to us.

The Four54 Grill  claims to have the best burgers in Lancaster County and they may well be right!

 Pet Friendly Hotel in Lancaster, PA

Courtyard Marriott Lancaster, PA
Huge front lawn at the Courtyard Marriott Lancaster, PA
Photo by Joel Shprentz

We chose the Courtyard Marriott in Lancaster because of its pet friendly policies.  The Courtyard welcomes dogs under 75 pounds, and the fee is a reasonable $15 per night.

Upon checkin, we received a goody bag Mitzy.  The hotel is surrounded by lots of grassy areas for exercising your dog.

Where to Eat in Bel Air, Maryland

BringFido.com led us to a surprising find in the historic downtown of Bel Air, Maryland.  The Sunny Day Cafe is a breakfast and lunch place with lots of outdoor tables.

Sunny Day Cafe in Bel Air, Maryland
Sunny Day Cafe in Bel Air, Maryland

The cafe was hopping on  a Sunday afternoon.

The menu features brunch items like omelets, crepes, and a few Greek specialities.

But the big surprise was the daily special:  a gigantic crab cake with a cup of Maryland crab soup for $11.

We are always in search of the best crab cake in Maryland.  Well, we found a serious contender at the Sunny Day Cafe in Bel Air, Maryland!  Moist, spicy, not a lot of filler — and quite the deal!

Sad News in Bel Air

Heroin Overdoses and Deaths
Heroin overdoses and deaths year to date

Bel Air, Maryland is the county seat of Harford County.  The county is due north of Baltimore County, with a rural and suburban population of just 250,000.

The county is battling a public health crisis of epic proportions.

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