This past Saturday, my son Sean and I took a 100 mile road trip to Jim Thorpe in the Pocono mountains. The fall colors are just starting to show.
The above shots are from the car as we were in a long line to get into the town.
There was a little fall festival going on and the main attraction seems to be the scenic train rides. I think that is on the ‘must do’ list now that we saw how pretty it is. I of course, was blown away by the Victorian buildings. We so wanted to eat at the oldest pub around, but the first pass in, resulted in us not finding a place to park. We went down the main drag in Lehighton and ate in an Arby’s and then went to a farmer’s market. I was able to add a cake dish and little milk pitcher for $8 to my collection of pink depression ‘like’ glassware.
The second try took us up the hill to near theHarry Packer mansion. Sean was getting a little steamed as it was getting near 3:30! He decided to bypass a ‘road closed’ sign and lo and below, there was an almost empty parking lot! We saw a man in a tour van and he said we were probably safe to park there. Later we learned that if a ticket had been issued, it would have been only $10. So we parked there for a few hours, toured the one Packer mansion and took a walk through town. Of course we grabbed a few geocaches too.
Our last spot was ‘the beach’ near the Lehigh River where a cache was located.
It was a whirlwind kind of a day!
We stopped at IHOP like we did last year on the way home from Cooperstown, NY.
We missed having Brian along. He would have enjoyed the trains. 😦
I just found out today that a test I had to detect a serious condition said I didn’t have it! I am so relieved. I still believe that Lyme disease is messing with me after 17 years. I have learned to live with the aches and pains and arthritis. I basically had the test to ease my mind.