Monday, September 26, 2011

Where the Wild Things Are

Our time visiting family in Pennsylvania was filled with outings into some of the most remarkable scenery the Mid-Atlantic has to offer. After hanging with friends at Turning Roots Farm we headed to the Appalachian town of Jim Thorpe where we stopped by a bluegrass festival, drank brews at the local watering hole, skipped stones across the Lehigh River, and tumbled down a hillside slide.

Brother, Sister (in-laws)

Much longer and faster than it looks

Our final days in Eastern PA included visiting local farm stands, watching the Steelers while enjoying cheap pints of Yuengling, and playing frisbee at the park. My sister and I also took a wild ride on a bucking turtle.

Post-Steelers frisbee toss

Our journey continued across Pennsylvania to the small town of Franklin where we visited my parents. Again, we spent a good amount of time outside taking in the natural beauty that surrounded us. Our first excursion was kayaking down the Allegheny River. Wildlife was plentiful seeing bald eagles, deer, herons, hawks, and turkeys. We pulled off on a small island for a lunch break while again skipping stones across the water. The next day we played a round of golf and picked apples at a nearby orchard. Our final day included a short visit in Pittsburgh before heading to a favorite restaurant for their soft pretzels and dipping sauces.

Kayaking the Allegheny


Super sweet

Dad and the caddy from Happy Gilmore

We had a great time in PA with family enjoying the slow moving rivers and green rolling hillsides. Now we're in Madison, WI for a long weekend with Rachel, Nathan, and Calli dog. Upcoming posts of cheese, cheese and more cheese are promised.

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