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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Lighthouses!

Last spring break, my son and I spent sometime in New Jersey.  It was our first trip to the Garden state and I was excited about getting out to see some sights.  I subscribe to the belief that no trip to any coast is complete without a lighthouse visit.  My favorite lighthouse is the one … 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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Sunday morning on Millionaires’ Row in Williamsport, PA – U.S.A.

I set out this morning for a stroll through the neighborhoods of Williamsport, PA and found myself once again on Millionaires’ Row.  I often try to envision what it might have felt like to live here in one of these mansions as the wife of a lumber barron.  It’s hard for me to imagine not … Continue reading »

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