Our first introduction to the Poconos was back packing thru here on the AT. At that time I did not know we were in the Poconos. The Appalachian Trail crosses the Delaware River using the walk way on the South bound side of the I-80 Bridge. Entering the Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area. My impression of the area was the mountains are not high, but Rocky and Steep.
(Ever present rocks of Rocksylvania, I mentioned once hikers say PA is where boots come to die)
The big attraction of the Poconos is Recreation. So much so that the traffic on highway 209 is intense in this area. I see Skiing, canoeing and Zip-lining advertised heavily.
(Concerts and Music Festivals are big here also)
To be honest I have had a problem finding a great place for pictures. The mountains are actually ‘big hills’ if you are familiar with MOUNTAINS. That is not to belittle the beauty of the area, the backwoods are gorgeous. BUT we seldom see a great ‘photo opportunity’ (No overlooks, etc).
Note the road sign on the right, there are plenty of those!
But Ah, the back roads. The little Fit we drive feels like a sports car. These roads are the roads of dreams for the motorcycle and sports cars. Sharp turns and Whoop-de-doos where your stomach goes to your throat when passing over them. The only reason I know this is the folks behind me drive like Sister Shirl and Brother in law Dick. Shirl doesn’t get tickets but is a speed demon, she is a drag and road racer. She has been since she got her license in the early 1950’s.LOL.
(Does/Bucks and below a fawn crossing following it mother. Must be a twin because it was followed by one more little fellow)
It amazes me there are no more ‘deer/car’ collisions on the back roads, we see deer on the roads every trip.
(We did find NASCAR, but NOT the Mt Pocono Summit)
This park is the nicest park we have ever stayed in. Large sites, great place to walk and camp fires and the smell of BBQ’ing all the time. Wild life is prevalent. I tried to get the only BLACK squirrel I have seen, but it did not turn out too well.
(Blackie is hard to see)
One thing that has hurt our ‘get out and around’ norm, is we have both been sorta under the weather with upset stomachs. We even skipped church and had planned to attend the local Reformed Church, and for the first time since I can remember we did not go to McDonalds for the split jelly biscuit. Sherry supplied that here.
Anyway the pictures we did get I am inserting as you have been reading. Thanks for coming this way.
(Is this a beautiful barn or what, but too close to the road)
If nothing else, this park will draw us back in the future.
This could be a 1960’s Chevy, but I am not sure. But the paint job will catch your eye!
So sorry you two are not feeling so well. That is the first black squirrel I have ever seen.
Hoping you and Sherry feel better soon! Never saw a black squirrel before, I think you did great taking its picture, Jack! The Poconos as you presented them do look pretty!
Sounds like a fun trip. I too have never seen a black squrriel. How cool was that?
I think the old Chevy is either a 63 or 64.
I wish you could catch the Black
Squirrel and bring it to my
back yard never seen a black one.
Sorry you are feeling bad. Watch
what you eat at our age the Stomach wants to see good foods coming down. Hope you are getting close to returning to Historic Belmont. You are always welcome to park out back...if you don't want to get into new things. I'm sure
everything is OK over there I just
never go by...
LOVE that barn. my daughter is camping across Canada right now on her way to the lower forty-eight.
I've never heard of a black squirrel! Great pictures, Jack!
Please, please get to feeling much better real soon!
Sounds like beautiful country to me....with all the wonderful wildlife.
Hugs to you and Sherry; I'm hoping that you both feel better. I'm so sorry to read that you have been under the weather. Take care of you!
I'm glad at least you've had a pretty place to be in while not feeling so good. I appreciate all the pictures of the sights around there. Hope you are both on the mend and feel much better soon.
I forgot to say we do have places in Ohio that have black squirrels. The first time I saw one was in Kent, Ohio where one of my sons attended college.
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