Category: pennsylvania

The Eagle has Landed…Somewhere Else

testingThe Eagle has Landed…Somewhere Else

An eagle’s nest is so deep (how deep is it?) that if a human were standing in it, it would be waist-high. Or higher if you’re shorter. This example is based on a 6-foot tall person, so adjust accordingly to your height. Or we can cut to the chase and say that it’s 8-feet deep, […]

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How the Poconos became the Honeymoon Capital of the World

testingHow the Poconos became the Honeymoon Capital of the World

Sure, sure, the Poconos region in Pennsylvania is pretty with rivers and mountains and trees, but it’s not exactly where you’d think of if asked to name the Honeymoon CAPITAL. I mean, there’s Paris (France, not Texas), exotic islands with drink umbrellas, the Jersey Shore. So how did it get this reputation, aside from self-promotion? […]

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If You don’t Feel Patriotic in Philadelphia, then…

testingIf You don’t Feel Patriotic in Philadelphia, then…

…you’re simply not patriotic. I know, it was a feeble ultimatum. Or clause-closer. Or whatever piece of phrasing. But you get the point. Let’s put it this way: I don’t care for cities. Not empirically, mind you, but as vacation destinations. See, I live in one (Atlanta), and while they all have a different flair, […]

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Trying not to Look at the Amish like Animals Spotted on Safari

testingTrying not to Look at the Amish like Animals Spotted on Safari

Driving through Amish Country, Pennsylvania I was giddy when I saw my first buggy! And then a man with a grey beard riding a scooter (unmotorized). And then buggies parked at WalMart! Whodathunk? My impulse was to grab my camera. But then decency stopped me. These are people, not safari animals. And just because they […]

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One Person’s Trash is Another’s Treasure

testingOne Person’s Trash is Another’s Treasure

Wandering through Philadelphia’s South Street neighborhood there are mosiacs around doorfronts and covering enormous walls. They’re grand in artistry but minor in comparison to the Magic Gardens. The Magic Gardens are intense, overwhelming, cluttered, stunning, glorious! Artist Isiah Zagar has a thing for tiles and bottles and he turns these everyday items into a spectacular […]

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