Saturday, November 2, 2013

Autumn in Central Park - New York City

Central Park, New York City
With the last of the color of the season, Central Park was full of tourists and locals soaking in the sights and smells one last time.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Jim Thorpe - Overlook

Jim Thorpe Overlook from Flagstaff Rd

Jim Thorpe is a picturesque village in Carbon County and is called the "Gateway to the Poconos".  The town is an active recreation hub as well the host for seasonal festivals. 

Mill Pond - Poconos PA

Mill Pond in Poconos PA
Beautiful autumn weekend in the Poconons. Mill Pond is located in the Saw Creek Estates Community.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Fulmer Falls - Childs Park

Fulmer Falls - Childs Park Rec Area

The site is named for George W. Childs a noted philanthropist, whose widow deeded the land to the commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1912. The George W. Childs Recreation Site is a former start park and now part of the Delaware Water Gap National Park. It is located in Dingmans Ferry in Delaware Township, Pike County, PA. 

A mile or so of trails, boardwalks and steps meander down the gorge to the three main waterfalls: Factory Falls, Fulmer Falls and Deer Leap Falls. These falls are just a few miles upstream from Dingmans Falls and Silverthread Falls. The site also host the ruins of Joseph Brooks' 19th century wool mill. 

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Gruber Wagon Works - Berks Heritage Center

The Berks Heritage Festival was the reason to get out on a beautiful fall day.

A beautiful venue along the Tulpehocken Creek was the back drop for numerous crafters, food, entertainment, historians and tours of the Canal Building and Gruber Wagon Works.

Free admission with a $5 parking donation was the entrance fee.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

New Hope Train

The growing New Hope Arts Festival, held in late September, has moved up the hill to the large school parking lot where it can accommodate the large number of artists and shoppers.

Most people also meander down the hill to walk the town and explore the ecclectic shops and diverse food choices.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

SOS (Steaks on South) - Philadelphia

A couple blocks from Jim's Steaks is the not so famous SOS (Steaks on South).

Not wanting to brave the hour long line of Jim's, we walked up to the counter and ordered cheese steaks and fries.

In ten minutes, we were eating a really good cheesesteak.

Add SOS to the abundant list of good Philly cheesesteak spots.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Wilbur Chocolate Factory - Lititz

A visit to Lititz wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Wilbur Chocolate Factory/Store.

Chocolate scent permeates the downtown beckoning you to visit the building.

Free samples are popular and usually lead to purchasing a bag or two of Buds.

Besides Wilbur's, Lititz has a vibrant main street with many cool shops and restaurants.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Saw Mill Demonstration - Hay Creek Festival

More attractions at the festival are the old saw mill and wood working shop.

Belt-driven machines are attached to old tractors fitted with drive wheels to power the machinery.

Civil War Letter - Hay Creek Festival

The Civil War Encampment is a popular attraction at the Hay Creek Festival at Historic Joanna Furnace.

Knowlegable historians dressed in early American clothes are everywhere during this festival.

Highly skilled crafters show and sell their wares.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Hot Peppers - Bowers Chile Pepper Festival

A really cool and wildly popular event occurs in early September in the park in the little town of Bowers.

Easily 50 vendors booths with the common theme of chile peppers offer their unique products. The originality and amazing flazors to sample (and purchase) make this a very memorable event.

The subtle heat of chile peppers recipes is truly enjoyable while the uncomfortably hot peppers are rare and clearly marked for the more adverntuous.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Sunday, August 11, 2013

High Line - West Side NYC

Last year, 11,000,000 people hiked the High Line Park in NYC. Open since 2009, it has fastly become another must see walk in the city.

Starting at Gansevoort St in the Meat Packing district and running to 30th Street with 8 access points, several with elevators, the sites are great on the old rail line as well as the views of the river, streets and buildings.

Traveling over three major neighborhoods, it's surely worth while to visit the streets as well. The Meat Packing District with its cobblestone streets is full of restaurants, shops and even an Apple store. Chelsea has over 100 truly diverse artist stores and galleries. To support the arts are a large residential area, dozens of restaurants, cafes and shops. Hells Kitchen and Railroad Yards are the final section.