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Pennsylvania

THE HUMAN TORNADO aka THE BASQUE TRAVELER (Part 1)

The months of May and June were a blur.  I know that I was alive during them because I have photos as evidence but because I operated at full-tilt I recall little. The month of May began with a surprise trip to Pennsylvania where I helped my son pack up at the end of the … Continue reading »

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Staircases Galore!

Staircases are practical, yet just as with clothing, form trumps function.  Well, at least that is the perspective of a traveling photographer and writer.   I have been fascinated with staircases since my childhood.  We initially had only porch steps in my childhood house but then my parents added on a big den (remember how … Continue reading »

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I’ll Let You In On A Secret…

Pssst, my traveling is a thinly disguised cover to being able to sample food all over the world.  I literally ate my way across Europe last fall but thankfully I walked a good portion of the time to counter the negative results of all that good food.  Frites in Amsterdam were delicious, Dutch pancakes were … Continue reading »

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Love Victorian Villages?

If you are touring Pennsylvania and have had your fill of Independence Hall, the Dutch country, Gettysburg and those crazy folks in Pittsburgh who speak their own dialect of English and eat “jumbo sammitches”, then head on over to Carbon County where you can stroll through a Victorian village, river raft, hike up natural cascading … Continue reading »

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Lodging Expense Need Not Prevent You From Enjoying a Full Weekend Somewhere!

Traveling is wonderful but as most know, it can get expensive quickly with lodging, food, gas, attractions, etc.  Camping is an alternative but not a good one when it gets cold or if you’re the type that feels like even a motel is your idea of roughing it!   I decided to run a lodging … Continue reading »

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All Aboard The Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway!

Attention all train lovers:  Come see the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway in Jim Thorpe, PA!  You can ride in an enclosed car, an open car like I did (chilly on a cool day) or in a first class car with plush chairs.  It’s a fun ride along the Lehigh River where you wave at people … Continue reading »

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Beauty Is Only Skin Deep? Not At The Harry Packer Mansion in Jim Thorpe, PA

Perched on a hill is the elegant Harry Packer Mansion in Jim Thorpe, PA (formerly Mauch Chunk).  This incredible home was built as a wedding present for Harry and his lovely bride by Harry’s father, Asa Packer.  Asa Packer was an industrialist, philanthropist and statesman.  His humble beginnings in Mystic, Connecticut turned 1800′s multi-millionaire Pennsylvanian … Continue reading »

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Small town U.S.A.

What is it about small towns and their alluring charm?  Perhaps it’s their slower pace that reminds of our childhood where summer days seemingly lasted forever.  Whatever it is, most of us feel drawn to them and city folks seek them out in order to take a break from their hectic lives.  They are fun … Continue reading »

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Giving New Meaning to Multi-Use Buildings…

When I was walking home from my morning stroll, I began to admire this old church.  As I got closer I noticed a sign on the building indicating that it was student housing and gave a contact phone number.   Wow – now there’s a college living experience to tell the kids about!  I love … Continue reading »

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Trinity Episcopal Church – Williamsport, Pennsylvania U.S.A.

As I paused to frame this photo, I heard the church bells tolling… “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if … Continue reading »

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