Renaissance Fair In West End

We went to the Renaissance Fair In West End, Gilbert, Pennsylvania. This was the first time there was one in my area. The costumes and actors were great. Unfortunately not many people came. I was hoping it would be a big hit so they would come back yearly. But it was on for two weekends... Continue Reading →

Frightful County Fairs

The county fair season is almost over. People like them a lot. But I wondered if the same people come back year after year? Or do they have to bring in new clientele to survive? So after much investigation, I have uncovered unseemly secrets about “some” of these so-called “fairs”. It’s all a trap. People... Continue Reading →

Trains That Have Run Their Course

We all heard the story about “The Little Engine That Could”. He worked real hard to pull a long train over a steep mountain. He kept repeating the whole way, “I think I can, I think I can.” Basically it’s a story on determination. Well this isn’t that. These trains can’t, at least not anymore.... Continue Reading →


Possibly the last car show of the season and my favorite. It was at Nay Aug Park in Scranton Pennsylvania and was smaller than the others but had more unique cars than I’ve seen before. AND NO SIGNS IN THE WINDOWS!!! Alright! It was great! Look at this replica of the child’s toy car next... Continue Reading →

Let The Music Play

The Pocono State Craft Festival was held last weekend at Quiet Valley. (Although, I didn’t know Pocono was a state, but okay.) This year was the best I’ve been to. They had a swing band that was terrific. I motioned to the trumpet player my camera and he really went to town for me. I... Continue Reading →

Nothing Like A Good Tomato Fight

Everyone should be drenched in tomatoes at least once in their lives. Or at least vicariously, by watching others and then telling everyone you were there. Ahh, the lies, oh, I mean lives, we live. Well WE WERE THERE! at the 32nd Annual Pittston Tomato Festival in Pittston, Pennsylvania, the Tomato Capital of the World... Continue Reading →

Das Awkscht Fescht 2015 Made Me Mad

Well, maybe just a little disgusted. As you can tell I love classic cars. This year at Das Awkscht Fescht in Macungie, Pennsylvania there were classic cars galore. There were soooo many they had them squished in soooo tight it was difficult to get clean shots of my favorites. There was so much junk around... Continue Reading →

Heritage Day Was Another Hit

Heritage Day was another hit this year at Quiet Valley in Pennsylvania. There were lots of crafters and lots of period costumes. These folks also spent much time educating all who passed by, whether they want to hear or not, about the practices and crafters of a society that time has passed by. There were a... Continue Reading →

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