So, as is obvious by my blog-less last 3 days, I have been out of town! I went with my husband (and no kids!) to Coudersport in Potter County, to celebrate our 10-year wedding anniversary.
We stayed in the most beautiful Bed and Breakfast I have ever seen (and the least expensive), called the Frosty Hollow Bed & Breakfast. The rooms were so reasonably priced. They were worth twice what was charged. We found them through a search for gluten free B&B’s. The owner there has a daughter who is GF. She cooked breakfast each morning with a GF and non-GF option. My husband was able to eat breakfasts without worries.
For most of our meals, we cooked ourselves. In the farmhouse where our room was, we had access to a full kitchen, so we just packed our food and prepared it there. We ate out for 2 meals, though. One was at Sprague’s Maple Farms, 45 minutes north of where we were staying. My meal was delicious, but in order to make his GF, we had to eliminate all gravies/sauces, so for the price, we did not feel it was worth it, and he found the turkey to be really dry. The other meal took us 45 minutes south into the little town of Emporium to the Pizza Palace Plus. The owner there has won various awards for the best pizza in the U.S., and has a daughter with CD, therefore learned how to make a great GF pizza! We were really excited to try it, so we took the beautiful drive down. It was a great experience, with friendly, careful staff who knew about cross-contamination. The pizza was great, although the price tag was a bit high, $18.75 for a pepperoni GF pizza (gulp!).
All in all, we are thinking that next time we travel, it really is not worth it to eat out. We end up paying more than the average meal out (not cheap to begin with), and getting food that is really not as good as what we would prepare. So, next time I think we will pack all our own food, then go out for ice cream!