Ahhh the dog days of summer. My Labor Day was spent working with my husband on some exhausting yard work. Finally after a much needed dip in the pool, we cooled off and I decided to check on a property out in Harveys Lake for an out of town client.
No ride to Harveys Lake is complete without swinging in to the Ranch Wagon. This 50 year old establishment is the result of Allan Robertson who at age <gasp> 16 started this car side service. Rolling down your window for a tray that sits on it some how, and wait for the waitress and waiter to bring your order to the car began for Shavertown in 1955.
It's great that some things don't change with time, and the nostalgia for this type of dining remains for the Luzerne County residents. Even our new arrivals must admit that the closest thing they may have seen this kind of service was on a show called Happy Days.
The only new feature is the Pavilion for those who do not wish to eat in their car. Charlie and I opted for the pavilion, and sat watching the passers by. While eating my 12" dog and sipping on my root beer I thought of all the wonderful rides to Harveys Lake that traditionally meant for many families to stop at the Ranch Wagon. With all the new eateries in Shavertown the Ranch Wagon remains a strong favorite for some of the local area residents.
By Diane Velikis the Luzerne County House Hunter