Tuesday Travel Photo

Appreciating America and the sites close to home is high on my list of activities since completing my Peace Corps service. Falling Water has been a TTP destination before, but after watching a documentary with my Mom at the local library, I can’t wait for the weather to warm up for us to make our way  to the most visited art exhibit in the region. Even if it happens to be a house. One thing  the documentary makes you notice is the inside is as much of a must see as the scenery surrounding it.

Friday Five

Five Photos From Philly– Or rather from my trip to eastern Pennsylvania that  included Valley Forge, State College, King of Prussia, and the Flight 93 Memorial.

Valley Forge has a lot of statues of our military founding fathers, but I particularly like this one with the winter sun poking through the trees.

Valley Forge has a lot of statues of our military founding fathers, but I particularly liked this one with the winter sun poking through the trees.

Trying out the fisheye lens on this basement art gallery within Old City

Trying out the fish eye lens on this basement art gallery within Old City

Philadelphia is insanely bike friendly compared to Pittsburgh, so I couldn't help capturing that on this fence right outside of Christ Church

Philadelphia is insanely bike friendly compared to Pittsburgh, as so easily displayed on this fence outside of Christ Church

Inside of Redding Terminal Market is a spectacle of goodies for your taste buds

Inside of Reading Terminal Market is a spectacle of goodies for your taste buds

Some things left at the Flight 93 memorial that caught my eye and forced my brother and I to stop and remember

Some things left at the Flight 93 memorial that caught my eye and forced my brother and I to stop and remember

Tuesday Travel Photo

I realize I’ve been slacking on the posts since my arrival in America. Hopefully that’ll change soon, but I’ve been busy getting my mind changed about the city on the other side of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Pre-disposed to have a certain disposition about ‘Filthydelphia,’ my western PA roots were swept away by the brick buildings, quirky shops, and remembering scenes from National Treasure. Yes, I’m a history nerd. You would be too in this surprisingly awesome city.

Dirty puddles even caught my eye in the city of brotherly love

Dirty puddles even caught my eye in the city of brotherly love

Tuesday Travel Photo

I’m in the middle of a Bill Bryson book in which he explores small town America starting from his childhood home in Des Moines, Iowa to the deep south, up to New England and back through the midwest again, driving through places like Intercourse, Pa. Though I hail from the Keystone State, I’ve never had the pleasure of Intercourse, but there’s always a chance for a post-PC road trip to see some much missed Americana.

Tuesday Travel Photo

With two fellow Volunteers going home this past week, being on a voracious down, not having my own computer, and realizing how much I miss autumn, my sites are turned to the ‘burgh. Pittsburgh will always hold a special spot in my heart as my comfort zone even if it’s no longer my home. Voted ‘most livable’ city a few years running now, I certainly wouldn’t mind a little travel jaunt there right about now.

The best view of the whole city