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Oct 18, 2014 - Steamtown - Scranton, PA

Hello Everyone, Today we left my fathers house in NY and headed southeast toward Scranton, PA and Steamtown! Steamtown, now located in Scranton, PA used to be in Bellows Falls, VT, and is a living museum to old Steam Trains! My father took us to Steamtown in VT many times and I always like the old trains...must be why I also like my old Model T...something magical about old mechanical things that chug along... While there we saw many old steam trains, toured their museum, and got a ride on one! Visiting here sure brought back old memories...

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Jul 29, 2014 - Steamtown Trolley and Museum

Today we went to visit the Steamtown Trolley and Museum. The trolley was ok. About 10 minutes total. The museum was quite interesting. Take a look at the photos for a glimpse into this site. Did you know: "Turntables give locomotives access to the roundhouse and allow them to turn around. Steamtown National Historic Site, in Scranton, PA, has a 90-foot turntable."

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Nov 16, 2012 - By The Side of the Road.

Actually not Scranton. PA but a little town (not listed on this site) called Lord's Valley. Yesterday afternoon while traveling to Pine Grove Campground, the rear driver's side wheel on the trailer decided to burn out it's wheel bearings. We were flagged down by passing truckers and pulled over to the safe side of the road. I was on the phone to Good Sam's Roadside Assistance when a local Trooper showed up to look after us. The GS lady could find a mechanic to work on our problems but could not find any way to get us to him. The Trooper...

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Sep 19, 2012 - The Delaware State Forest

The sun came out this morning and we headed west. The drive around Hartford was terrible as usual. But things improved some once we hit lower New York State. We are in the Delaware State Forest in eastern PA (go figure) tonight. It's quite pretty here, in a State Park called Promised Lands (you gotta love it!). We are high on a hill above an inlet of a larger lake, which I hope is not infested with invasives (it's hard to tell from the shore). For all you Branch Pond Milfoil Rangers, let's assume the pictures show Spattordock rather than an...

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Coast-to-Coast

Apr 8, 2012 - Almost bought the farm

At this point in my travels I had traveled 21,600 miles only to have an elderly couple (listen to me) pull out in front of me in a little car causing me to pull hard to the left and into the passing lane while surrounded by eight or nine trucks. Needless to say my heart was in my mouth and I was convinced at the time that I had Bought the Farm, or that it was the end of me.

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River Wind

Oct 19, 2011 - Steamtown

Oct 19 We are now in Southwestern New York, headed to Pennsylvania. RG is very active this morning, roaming around the car and meowing. He can’t seem to decide where to settle. He was more active last night and this morning in the room also. He kept getting in the window and then down, crawled under the covers and would route around before finally laying down and sleeping. We are in farming country, cows and corn, rolling hills, covered in trees in shades of orange, yellow and red. Big farm houses big barns and lots of John Deere tractors...

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Jun 13, 2009 - Promised Land State Park and Steam Town

we linked up with my friend since 6th grade, Bruce, at Promised Land State Park, PA. The park is just east of Scranton PA. The real purpose that I drove 4 hours for was to get my portable cabin safety inspected for my Pennsylvania registration. I drove to the garage, the mechanic saw it was a 2009 on the paper work, stuck a sticker on the window then said "That will be $21". This would have been a total waste of an 8 hour trip if I didn't get a chance to visit Bruce. We ended up renting a row boat at the lake and I rowed for over two hours...

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Sep 24, 2008 - Lackawanna Coal Mine

Perhaps the word most synonymous with the Pennsylvania of old is coal mining. The Scranton area was dubbed the “Anthracite Capital of the World” for the enormous amount of Anthracite coal located in the Lackawanna valley. Drift mining began in this area in the early 1800s and by the 1840s shafts were beginning to be dug to access coal deposits deeper in the earth. Strip mining started in the early 1900s and by the late 1950s was producing more coal than any other method. Anthracite coal is much harder and burns much more slowly than...

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May 22, 2008 - Niagra Falls

After checking on Sar's ankle the next morning, which was tender but walk-able, we decided to roll out. First we went out to Niagra Falls where we took The Maid of the Mist out and got wet even with our the blue rain slicker's they hand out on! It was amazing! We also picked up 14 bottles of Anchorbar Wing's sauce for the Hauth's since it's not shipped up to AK any more...ya'll shoulda seen the gal's face when we went to pay for it! We then pushed on to Scranton, PA which was a very exciting moment for us! For those who are not Office fans...

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Sep 17, 2007 - Media Day - Scranton - Wilkes Barre, PA

I think this is my favorite place that we have stayed so far. The park is beautiful, well-maintained, and quite peaceful. Most every place we have stayed, the campground has been pretty much deserted. Seldom do we find anyone to talk to. This place is no exception, but somehow it has serenity about it that I am really enjoying. Maybe it is just more "natural" than an RV park - it has a totally different feeling, yet with the comforts of electricity at night and a nice bath house with impeccable, large showers. This morning has finally...

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May 22, 2006 - Scranton, PA

Since we're having to take our time getting to Boston due to the rains & floods, we've decided to make a stop in Scranton. It's a large city, so we're hoping it will have a large library with wireless internet. I need to update our website, Dad needs to research some state parks, Joe needs to research infomation for his books & Sam just likes having unlimited internet time. We park at yet another unbelievable Walmart! Somehow, between our GPS & Walmart locator book, we've just happened to pick some pretty fantastic boondocking parking...

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Dec 13, 2005 - Scranton, PA

Visiting Mike's grandparents in Clark Summit was a nice stop on our journey home. We gave Grandma and early Christmas present, an antique tablecloth from Poland. Later that day, Grandma threw a little welcome home party and a few relatives came over to meet Amy. It was wonderful they were finally able to meet and get to know each other. Amy is happy she can now put faces to their names and was able to learn more about them. During our visit, we caught up on what everyone has been doing the past few months, shared pictures and stories, and...

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