Monday, May 30, 2011

Weis Markets (2nd and Market, Sunbury)


Weis Markets, originally uploaded by Berks_Awhile.
This store has been here my whole life and likely hasn't had a major renovation in decades.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Cape May, NJ Fishing Fleet


fishing fleet, originally uploaded by Berks_Awhile.
Cape May, NJ is a really neat place that combines old fashioned Victorian era charm with a beach town.

A hundred years ago Cape May was the summer retreat for the rich and famous, while today it still has an upscale feel.

Many Victorian homes were converted into bed and breakfasts over time and there actually appears to be more B&B rooms than hotels and motels.

An active fishing fleet still works the seas bringing in fresh seafood for the Jersey shore. Cape May is famous for it's delicious restaurants.

Shore excursions to the Diamond Beach, the Lighthouse, and several mansions offer fun options.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

World Financial Center - NYC


World Financial Center, originally uploaded by Berks_Awhile.
This is a really cool part of Manhattan. The World Financial Center, located in Battery Park City, is adjacent to "Ground Zero" and the "Winter Garden" actually over looks the construction of the new buildings.

Shopping, indoor and outdoor dining, great views of the Hudson River and Jersey City skyline make this an attractive place to live and visit.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Marriott - Lancaster Art Walk


Marriott, originally uploaded by Berks_Awhile.
The Lancaster Art Walk is a great opportunity to explore the numerous galleries that are making Lancaster an art destination.

Two Art Walks per year, on May 7&8, 2011 and a 2nd coming October 8&9, 2011.

The artsy area is loaded with great galleries and shops. A few really cool antique and vintage shops also compliment the galleries.

The new Marriott Hotel at Penn Square is an excellent architectural example of juxtaposition, fitting the old and new in harmony.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

"Revolve" by Peter Trout Gard (Jenkins Arboretum)

"Wind Through the Trees" sculptures exhibit ending in June 2011.

They offered a creative way to enjoy over 60 unique sculptures on their beautiful grounds.

May is a great time to visit Jenkins Arboretum due to Azalea and Rhododendron blooms.

The park is free and always enjoyable.