Saturday, July 30, 2016
As you can see below someone brought their pet pig to camp! He was a pretty happy pig and didn't seem to mind the many many visitors who stopped in to say hello.
I think he desperately need some mud to roll around in but the weather never helped him out.
Friday, July 29, 2016
The walk we took was fairly long I think about 5 miles some of which went around a corn field.
This hike also sported a lot of raspberries and blackberries which were very tasty.
We only ate them along the way as they aren't as good to bake with as blueberries and we didn't have any containers to fill anyway.
There must have been 4 or 5 kinds of a butterflies although I don't know any of their names except for the Monarch.
There is nothing you can't find here. From food to Bigfoot!
Pretty good week touring around eastern PA. Some of our friends arrive at camp today so that will be fun.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
This area of Bethlehem was a big set of steel stacks where steel was produced. It is right on the river (Next to a newer Casino which we didn't visit) and has be re-vitalized as a park and an outdoor concert venue.
It was really really hot that day and the sun was brutal. But we persevered and learned all about what a horribly uncomfortable place it was to work, yet for some reason people still want to bring these jobs back to the US.
Opps not going to get into that here.
Read more about Bethlehem Steel on Wikipedia
It was created by glaciers repeated freezing and thawing leaving the boulders behind.
It is part of Hickory Run State Park which is pretty big and has a bunch of different hikes to be explored.
Amazingly on this hike I some how dropped a wad of cash on the way in. And although we saw 5 or 6 other groups of people hiking I somehow stumbled on the wad on the way out excited I found money... then realized I found my own money!
Monday, July 25, 2016
The Martin Guitar Factory tour was great, although we don't play guitar we do love factory tours! Sadly there seem to be less and less of them.
They do make inexpensive instruments I think they have one model under $500 but those are made in Mexico. Everything here is much more expensive.
There is a lot of hard hand work and artistry that goes into one of their guitars and you get to see it all in progress on the tour.
Totally one of the best factory tours (Although Boeing will always be the top.) we've gone on.
The factory is in a cool old building and we ate lunch right outside at some picnic tables.
Monday, July 18, 2016
After months of being in the shop I picked up the trailer (200 mile round trip) and filled the tank only to have water immediately start leaking!
After a furious call to the shop they want me to bring it back in right away but we are leaving for a 10 day trip in 2 days and they can't say they will have it done in 2 days so we schedule a day after the trip is over.
This leads to me wanting the $1500+ charge reversed until the tank is fixed. The manager is adamant that without the trailer on their lot for the repair they will not reverse the charge. Fighting about this isn't exactly how I want to spend my 10 day camping trip.
Luckily we are heading to a full hookup site for the trip and not having a water tank won't be an issue.