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Pennsylvania - Help needed 07 May 2015 13:23 #129874

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Lois, the river looks beautiful. I was thinking the same as Rosemary. What a beautiful place to canoe. And, if you dump, you can just stand up. :) I bet it would be fun to float on a tube on it too. Our rivers here in Missouri are pretty too, but usually are pretty swift flowing.
I hope Izzy gets a good grade on her report
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Pennsylvania - Help needed 06 May 2015 22:18 #129864

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Lois, so near yet so far! We were in Harrisburg and Hershey for the Hershey swap meet and car show fall of 2013. DH shipped his car to Harrisburg for storage before the show. We flew into Dulles and rented a car for three weeks. We toured in and around Williamsburg, VA and New England. Beautiful fall foliage in Susquehanna Valley! Loved Stowe, VT, attended a quilt show in Orford, NH and shopped at Keepsake Quilting in Center Harbor, NH. What a fun trip!

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Pennsylvania - Help needed 06 May 2015 15:16 #129857

Both my parents were born in PA. moved to Niagara Falls where I grew up with my 4 brothers. My parents were teased by being called stump jumpers because they came from PA. There was a lot of strip mining for coal - it's sad how it ruined the hillsides (the rocky mess was called boney piles by my relatives). This is just some trivia about the northern middle area of the state where my parents are from. In eastern PA there use to be a lot of dress factories before jobs went oversea for cheaper labor.

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Pennsylvania - Help needed 06 May 2015 09:58 #129838

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Sounds lovely.
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Pennsylvania - Help needed 06 May 2015 07:45 #129829

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Yes, Rosemary, you can go canoeing. it is wonderful. There are few dams. You could canoe all the way from Selinsgrove to Harrisburg and a bit further without encountering a dam. That's about 50miles. It's deep enough to canoe all summer long in most places. Even in the area of the photo there are times in the summer you could walk across without getting your bum wet. There is no large boat traffic and few high speed pleasure boats because many areas are just not deep enough.
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Pennsylvania - Help needed 06 May 2015 06:39 #129824

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How beautiful, Lois! And what a cute grand, too!
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Pennsylvania - Help needed 06 May 2015 06:01 #129820

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Home work is now handed in. You know the usual time scale of these things, lets me know about the homework 24hrs before it is needed - IF I'm lucky! She rolled her eyes once I got started on about the Amish & quilting :P She tried to get away with saying there was too much in the culture section to mention, so she wouldn't mention any of it. Put my foot down at that and wouldn't help print it out until she had added a couple of things to that bit, more rolling of eyes and 'Mum, go away, now!' :lol:

Thanks again for all the information, it has been fascinating. Lois could you go canoeing on that river? it looks beautiful.


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Pennsylvania - Help needed 06 May 2015 05:50 #129819

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Beautiful place Lois. Well now I've learned a lot as well about the history of the area. :) I went on a patchwork holiday once and we started off in Philadelphia. The art is amazing, so much of it.

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Pennsylvania - Help needed 06 May 2015 05:01 #129817

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Lorna, When you'd take that trip you had to go through my town, Selinsgrove. Main route N & S RT 11 & 15 goes right through. The river valley has not suffered from much of the industrial or maritime development that often occurs along the banks of most rivers it's size. It is unnavicable. The bottom is bedrock and cannot be drudged. Robert Lewis Stevenson has described the river as being "a mile wide and a foot deep". It is beautiful. This is my grandson, Zachary enjoying its beauty. Incidently, that is not the opposite river bank he is looking at, it's a large island with much more river on the other side.
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Pennsylvania - Help needed 06 May 2015 00:32 #129809

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loise98 wrote:
Pittsburg was industrial, but alot of the industry left. Philadelphia is industrial, but all that space in-between is farmland and forrest. The Susquehanna Valley is beautiful.

Lois, I agree that the Susquehanna Valley is beautiful! Whilst living in North Carolina we made quite a few drives to upstate New York to visit family and drove through that area. Loved it! I feel Pennsylvania has a lot to see and offer and definitely recommend a trip.

Listen to us carry on...when was Izzy's report due?

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Pennsylvania - Help needed 05 May 2015 19:35 #129799

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Pittsburg was industrial, but alot of the industry left. Philadelphia is industrial, but all that space in-between is farmland and forrest. The Susquehanna Valley is beautiful.
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Pennsylvania - Help needed 05 May 2015 19:32 #129798

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My grandmother was from Pennsylvania- they were called Pennsylvania Dutch which I found out meant German!. I never went there, but I remember eating typical Pennsylvania dutch food as a kid- Hot German Potato salad, cucumbers in vinegar, and of course succotash made with fresh corn and what they called "shelly beans", which are fresh beans, not lima beans. My mother still does not consider succotash could possibly be made with lima beans! And the home made doughnuts fried in oil on the back of the stove. Yum- never ate such good doughnuts since then. Kathy :)
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Pennsylvania - Help needed 05 May 2015 18:41 #129793

Philadelphia is home to the best cheese steak sandwiches anywhere. Very greasy, cheesy and bad for you, but oh so good. The liberty bell is a short walk from the cheese steak place. That way you can walk off a little of the grease!

Good luck Izzy.

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Pennsylvania - Help needed 05 May 2015 18:40 #129792

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Great lessons in Geography/History. Very timely too, as my DH and I are just mulling over where to go on a road trip, and tonight at supper, we both mentioned that we'd not been to Penn. The only thing I know is that Lois lives there, the Pittsburgh Penguins, and it's home to Lancaster county, and the Amish 'quilt country'. Sounds a bit industrial for a road trip, or is it pretty too, like I thought?
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