Saturday, January 30, 2016

Unconventional Gallery Walk

This is why I love walks in the city....

Friday, January 29, 2016

Paper Love: A Real Hitch-hikers Guide

Snow Days are for reading..... 
Day 6 of No Work... Thank you Winter Storm Jonas.
So, Rosie Swale, the author is pretty amazing.  She ran around the world... seriously.  And this book, Rosie Darling, is basically her early 70's memoir of hitching across Europe and is absolutely perfect. 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A Cuppa Snow Day #5

Comfort in a Cup

Isn't it pretty?

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

View from Where I Sit

Its been a writing kind of day...
Snow Day Number 4...   
That's some heavy snow!!!!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Not-So-Abominable Snowbeasts

This happened in 1 day. 
And I'm content. 

So, where I am, its just snow.... a lot of heavy snow.  Thanks to the snow, I got a 4 day weekend (so far)-- there's just so much to move!    Thanks to the snow, I finally get a playable winter!   But, the shore isn't so lucky.  This storm was more than "just snow" in the ocean towns.   Click here to read about the STORM

But for this yooper girl, I finally feel HOME here.    

Sunday, January 10, 2016

As for its Namesake

We're the ones who drive 3 hours to explore old doors and jail cells.  
This is Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania. 
Nestled in the Poconos, Jim Thorpe is essentially perfect; filled with old charm, spooky stories and doors that lead to nowhere. 
The top left photo is a door in the side of the mountain...
An eerie tour  through the old jail and past the gallows  is deemed a necessity and is well worth dealing with the creepy guide and wax figures.  You'll be warned  the old fortress  is teeming with spirits.  Sure there were some orbs in the photos taken in the dusty rooms, so you be the judge. 
Coffee shops blend with odditoriums amidst the church towers and antique shoppes. 
Jim Thorpe was an amazing athlete and Olympian in the early 20th century.   As a Native American confined to 'Indian Boarding Schools' and then segregated college (in Carlisle Pennsylvania), Thorpe had to overcome immense racial prejudice to participate in the athletics he did.  As for his personal life, its filled with a ton of soap opera-esque speculation, dissertion, and addiction... read about him. 
Here, it seems as though time has stopped for years. 
Church and sign are unrelated. 
Stark trees and grey skies outline the vibrant buildings. 
A favourite pasttime is venturing into old mansions turned museums.   Not one for  overly ostentatious decorations, I was surprised to fall in love with this chandelier-- deciding I'll have a mini- twin in my next place.