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Wednesday, June 29, 2005

In the Poconos

Hubby and I spent a few days in the Poconos. The trip was supposed to be his Father's Day gift, but I had a good time, too. It was especially nice to have someone else do the cooking.

We visited Grey Towers in Milford, Pennsylvania, the summer home of the Pinchot family which is a National Historic Landmark. It was well worth the visit. I love to see old mansions.

The next day we visited the Asa Packer Mansion in Jim Thorpe, Pennyslvania. It is another National Historic Landmark. Unfortunately, it is not air conditioned and it was a very hot day. Nevertheless, it is an amazing home and our tour guide was very entertaining.

We also visited some antique shops. Hubby enjoys searching for old accordions or old toy trains. He saw a few accordions but he did not bring any home. :^)

3 comments:

Leann said...

Penelope,

Both houses look amazing. I'd like to see the inside of the Grey Towers. I love the way it looks from the outside.

Glad you had a good time.

K. said...

The Poconos are lovely, a fantastic getaway. Thanks for sharing the details of your trip.

Edgy Mama said...

E-spouse's parents used to have a home in the Poconos--then they left Jersey and moved to NC. It is beautiful up there.