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Harrisburg, PA to Scranton, PA on Friday the 26th of March, 2010
March 26th, 2010 by susan_dyer

 

We spent a good deal of Friday morning shopping for a few things for Abby & Caleb!  :)   It was a beautiful Spring day, crisp but sunny.  It was 38 F, the coldest day that we had seen since we left Ontario in October.  These cherry trees were in full bloom….

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We followed the Susquehanna River north on old road 11/15.  It was a peaceful drive following the river…

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The river was really high with the Spring runoff of snow from the hill country….

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There was the usual truck accident along the way…

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But it was mostly mile after mile of blue water…

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  With the occasional small town along the way.

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This sign alerted us to the presence of horse and buggy traffic, but we didn’t see a single buggy all day.  :(  

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Every so often there was an old stone house….

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…or barn to admire….

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This is for you Nina!!  :)  

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So the motto of this car owner is Save the Otters, Support Pianos, Like your dog, but down with people??  :)  

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In the distance, I thought this water tower said Smokin’ Dam!! 

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I was trying to get the bridge in the distance, but instead the camera focused on the bushes in the foreground! 

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Every so often the towns would be on the other side of the river…

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…and we would be following Forsythia filled hills….

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I loved the design of this place….  library?  museum? 

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There were bridges every few miles….

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This building reminded me so much of the Lunenburg Academy….

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We arrived at and drove through the city of Bloomsburg….

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…after which we decided it was high time to get back on the I-81 and make tracks for Scranton where we had reserved a motel room for the night. I always wonder, as we travel this big hill heading to Scranton, if it is the “banana” hill of Harry Chapin fame.  :)

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Off in the distance, I thought I could see snow on this hill…

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Sure enough…  :)

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The Clarion Hotel where we spent the night with about 300 hockey players!!.  :)

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With any luck we would be in Ontario tomorrow night!!


2 Responses  
  • Nina Dyer writes:
    November 24th, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Thanks for taking a picture of my namesake street. Sue, you are so quick with that camera! Plus you’ve some great photos that describe the area well.

  • susan_dyer writes:
    November 24th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    You don’t see many streets named Nina…so I just had to get that for you! Glad to hear that you like it. :)


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