Monday, August 25, 2014

Hersheypark happy!

Sunday was a perfect day to be outside -- and, in this case, to be at Hersheypark!

Thanks go the great generosity of my friend Lynn, we were given free passes to the park this summer, and Sunday proved a wonderful day to take advantage of the wonder of this park.

I hadn't been in the park for probably about 20 years. Scary thought that it had been that long. The park has grown and changed plenty since then, but it was good to see that some of the staples had survived, including the Comet roller coaster, the Kissing Tower, the Coal Cracker  and the Trailblazer.

 Still love the whip!

The Kissing Tower is cool, literally, and the views are spectacular.

 The Dry Gulch Railroad is tame, but still fun … and features a not-so-scary snake.

 Make a wish at the fountain...

 The carousel is still my big favorite...

Yep, it was a great day. The big wooden coasters, the calm of the monorail, plenty of walking and just plain fun. Thanks for the wonderful day, Lynn.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

4-H Fair is fun for all

As a former 4-H member … and mom of a former 4-H member… I love going to the Montgomery County 4-H Fair each year. This year's fair just ended, and I hope you were able to get to the 4-H Center in Skippack to check it out.
If not, make plans next August to  be there. And if you have children ages 8 to 18, consider getting them into one or more of the many great programs that are offered.
Here are a few photos that capture just a taste of what the fair had to offer this year… 

As someone who raised and showed dairy animals, I have a soft spot in my heart for them.

Here piggy, piggy

Loved the goats...

Veggie creations and exhibits, etc...

Food, of course, including the world's largest sausage patty … and turner!

Furry friends...

Yep, a good time was had by all!

Saturday, August 9, 2014



Anyone else remember that terrific TV series "Route 66"? I loved that show… of course I also had a crush on George Maharis, the "bad boy" of the duo traveling that famous highway. It didn't matter that I was just a kid,  I could still daydream of running off with him in that Corvette (never mind that it was owned by Martin Milner in the series).

That show sparked my interest in the iconic highway … an interest that continues to this very day. So it was cool to see that the Mercer Museum in Doylestown was featuring this exhibit:

If you haven't had a chance to take this journey yet, don't fret. It's featured at the museum on South Pine Street  through Aug. 24. And if you'd like a taste of what you'll see, here are some photos to whet your appetite.

How about these attractions from Illinois?

 Yep, Elvis and Nixon… and below is a car that once belonged to the King!

 Hmm… interesting...

 This must be the spot!

 Anyone remember drive-ins?

 Some wicked cool modes of transportation...

 And then there's this...

I'd still love to travel Route 66 -- but I'd better find a traveling companion of a like mind soon or I may have to erase this dream from my bucket list!!