Awesome local PA places

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Sometimes there are cool places to visit that are in your own backyard. The way the winter has been going, when we got a break in the weather, and on the weekend, we would take a drive someplace. A few weeks back, Sean and I went to Phoenixville, PA. This is on the other side of Chester County where we live. We wanted to grab a few caches, which we did too. I am slowing climbing to 800 finds (Brian and I are doing so, but he doesn’t cache that often) and Sean is almost at 500.

The first place we visited was the Colonial Movie theater. There was a cache right there. We actually got a hint and saw it within a minute. Better than looking in some planters in the front of the place.

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Some of ‘The Blob’ Movie was filmed here. We had visited the location where the original diner use to be for ‘The Blob’. Harry Houdini performed here too.

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We walked down the hill to look for another place and found this renovated building.

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We missed seeing the inside which held items about the history of the steel mill area.

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As we walked to the cache location, another couple came along also geocaching. The man found it first. It was in a weird underneath location. I doubt we would have gone where he did. Pure luck!

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The couple suggested we go up the hill to another cache. We had to walk down an old set of stairs where a train platform use to be. We found that one tucked in a tree. As we climbed the stairs, I wretched an old right sided back injury.

We visited the Morris cemetery. As we drove up, there was a tall bronze weathered statue leaning on a monument. It was a bit creepy of old Mr. Shimer, an area plant lover. He is holding a pot of something, maybe an orchid?

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The cache was right near him in a scary tree.

We saw this beauty too:

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We then drove through Valley Forge National Park. The visitor center was about to close, but we saw George Washington’s headquarters and some log cabins.

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The scenery goes on and on.

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We went to the King of Prussia mall which proved that idea was the last thing on earth that I should have done. I could barely walk. I ended up in a lot of pain. I tried everything and used the heating pad which proved to be worth it’s weight in gold.

The week before we went to Bel Air, MD and enjoyed getting a few caches there. We want to go back and try a seafood restaurant.

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This one on of the neatest caches we had found for a while. It really stood out with all the leaves off the trees. It use to be activated by motion to say something.

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We are expecting hopefully the last snowstorm of the season tomorrow! I never finished cleaning up leaves and they will be a mess when we get to it again.

Next post will probably be about the Philadelphia Flower show. I will break that into a couple of posts as we saw a wonderful costume exhibit by Gene London.

Some of my photo altering:

One is a building in Phoenixville and the other is a little chapel in the cemetery

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