1. first fair trade town in the country. that’s cool, right?
2. has a second saturday arts and music stroll. and, yup, we were there on the second saturday of April.
3. main street is called, State Street. just like Wisco, where i went to college.
4. slogan of Media? ”Everybody’s Hometown”
5. there is a town trolley, the last suburban town trolley in America that originated from a major metropolitan city.
6. and, how lovely - in 1981 Media was name A Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to its community forrest. i love trees.
We had a very nice dinner at Lotus
, ice cream at O’Malleys, shopped at Quincy and listened to all the bands along the street.
If you’re interested in stalking the town further, check out the Media Patch
Alpenhof Bed & Breakfast
This spring we stayed the weekend at Alpenhof B&B in the Rock Garden Cottage. We were two couples and baby Caleb. The living room has a nook with a twin bed and trundle and the bedroom a sliding door to the porch and a half bath. One and a half bathrooms, little kitchen, TV, washer dryer, beautiful porch and property. Breakfast was absolutely delicious. The beds were really comfortable. The only problem were the ants in the kitchen. Personally, I think the B&B keepers could have been more helpful when Caleb’s baby formula got invaded by them, but I would still recommend you check this place out. The other guests were lovely - mostly professors, speakers, and musicians affiliated with Swarthmore. There is a recording studio in the main house and they’re willing to rent the whole property, including studio use, for an extremely reasonable fee.
Mixed pics from website and our stay
click here for website
so, i’m having a baby! hence, my new desire to blog all things baby-to-be. i miss belocaling but just cant bring myself to update. i am sure some of you can relate.
good news is that i’m still sharing at babynotes.tumblr.com. if you’re into babies, having babies, know babies, perhaps you’ll be interested in checking it out and sharing with me there.
i’m itching to tell you how much i like chimney hill estate and inn in hunterdon county, nj right outside of lambertsville
and how much i hated (though thats normally not my style) hamanasset bed and breakfast in brandywine, pa. good to know though is that the river museum in brandywine is so lovely - the building itself and the art gallery within
and that if you are in the catskills near pheonecia or big indian you must MUST must visit Yvonne at her house where she is still selling home cooked pot pies and jams and all things yummy - on route 28, passing Pheonecia heading north look on your left for her handmade signs.
but, i’d so much rather look at nurseries and pick out mobiles.
no doubt i’ll be back - eventually. please feel free to message me any questions for suggestions, etc.
Swimming Holes in Pennsylvania
An amazing find. I’m in the midst of planning a weekend getaway with friends from Maryland. Pennsylvania is a perfect midpoint and this website - SwimmingHoles.org - is a great way to begin the search. Who doesn’t want access to some fresh water in the summer?
(via website - ON STATE MAP : BLUE = swimming hole, GREEN = road trip dip (click here for info) , RED = hot spring. The map location is very approximate. Use our directions with a highway map)
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Floating in the Delaware River
It’s hot. So, if you’re planning to head northwest on a day trip or weekend getaway from NYC to NJ, PA area, consider checking out the water activities on the Delaware River. Click the pic for information dedicated to all the ways you can use the river. It is full of useful suggestions and the best part is that people’s comments are up to date about where to launch, where the water level is too low, etc.
Amma Sri Karunamayi will be concluding her tour holding retreats and giving individual blessings throughout the tristate area beginning in Woodstock, NY this weekend, moving along to D.C., PA, NJ and then into NYC on July 19th. I’ve been wanting to meet Amma, be in her presences, since my aunt told me about her own touching experience last year. Trouble is the blessings are offered on weekdays and lines are hours long.
I’ve heard signing up as a volunteer is one way to ensure a special moment or two.