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Punxsutawney, PA

I love when a town has a mascot, a theme, a point of pride, and doesn’t take itself to seriously. Like Roswell, NM and its aliens, catfish in Belzoni, MS, or manatees in Crystal River. Punxsutawney, PA is that kind of town. Embracing the time-honored tradition of using a groundhogs’ prognostication of the coming of spring. The town is all about the groundhog as witnessed by the dozens of groundhog statues, Phantastic Phils, scattered around town. Gobble, Gobble I begin my towns exploration by traveling along a narrow windy road to a crest of a hill. Here[…]

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Flight 93 Memorial – Shanksville, PA

It is certainly a surprise when I begin seeing signs for the Flight 93 Memorial. I have a jam-packed itinerary for Pennsylvania and somehow this venue never hit my radar screen.  My campsite is only an hour away and now I consider this a must see. Fittingly, it is a gloomy, cloudy, rainy day when I arrive at the memorial.  The black sidewalk into the visitors center follows the flight path of Flight 93.  This flight path continues through to an overlook, passes the Wall of Names along with a mowed[…]

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Little League Baseball Museum, Williamsport, PA

So, mom asks “Where are you going today?” Williamsport, PA, mom. “Oh yeah, what’s there?”, she further inquiries. The Little League Museum. “Why are you going there?  You don’t like kids, you didn’t play Little League, and you don’t even like baseball” Asked in only a way a mom can ask. I don’t have a good answer other than because it’s there and it’s a Supergraphic. So with that, I check it out with no preconceived notions or expectations.   It’s always a weird feeling when I’m the only customer in a venue.[…]

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Amish Country, Lancaster PA

In the southeast corner of Pennsylvania is Lancaster County. The County is famous for its population of 45,000 of the states 65,000 practicing Amish. Pretty as a Postcard I come to Amish Country this first day of Fall seeking the postcard version of what I think it to be.  There is just the first hint of coolness in the air. The apple trees are bursting with Gala and Granny Smith apples. Pumpkins, gourds, and haystacks are dotting the landscape.  I’m not sure what to expect or even what I’m looking for, but I just head[…]

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Fort Delaware State Park

Delaware City traces its roots to the 1820’s. A channel is created connecting the Chesapeake Bay and the Delaware River. The founders envision a budding metropolis capitalizing on the newly created shipping channel, however, the advent of the railroad soon derails those dreams. Build it and they will come While the city’s growth didn’t quite live up to expectations, it did grow into a charming community of tree-lined streets, riverside park, shops, restaurants, motel, and ferry. This is where I board the ferry for the 1/2 mile trip across the Delaware River. My destination is Pea Patch Island and Fort Delaware State[…]

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Wilmington, DE

Wilmington, a major financial center for credit card issuers, has a pretty impressive skyline for a city of just over 70,00 people. The city is built on the site of Fort Christina, the first Swedish settlement in North America. It is at the confluence of the Christina River and Brandywine River, near where the Christina flows into the Delaware River. With all this water I’m thinking there has to be some good seafood around. A Google search reveals that Banks Seafood Kitchen is in RiverFront Market along the river. Sounds Perfect! Oy, Oysters[…]

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