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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Road Trip to Blairsville

A couple months ago we packed up our son, along with friends of ours and their son, and headed to Blairsville, PA. Our trip was not random. Our sons were graduating high school and our goal was to take a tour of Wyoming Tech. I was going through my notes on my iPad and realized I never shared the post I wrote on my blog.

I find a lot more things to write about now that I blog on a regular basis, so I thought I would share some highlights of our journey.  One of the neatest places was Punxsutawney, PA. This is where Punxsutawney Phil lives of course. You know, the groundhog's day critter? They use Phil like the village of Perry, NY uses the sea serpent--it's everywhere on everything. (More on the sea serpent another day.)

While we were in Punxsutawney we stopped at McDonalds (who of course had their own Phil) and while my husband was inside getting our drinks and older gentleman came up to him and handed him a CD of songs he wrote and performed. We played it of course while we drove. I'd say it reminded me of classic country from the 1950s to 1970s. Very nice songs of love and spiritual inspiration. The name on the CD as author of the songs is Charles Farley.

We arrived at Wyoming Tech and of course I think we were all impressed. What our guys decided to do is of course up to them but here is some photos from inside the school.

A Wyo Tech bike made by Orange County Choppers

Our friends the Clarks.

So back to Punxsutawney Phil. I took some shots of him on the way down and also on the way back. In my area of western New York we do a montage on cows or horse statues like the ground hog statutes below. Aren't they cool?

Our last stop of interest was outside the pottery and chainsaw sculpture shop of the Appalachian Arts Studio in Ridgeway, PA.  Beautiful work, right?

I think no matter where one travels there is always something of interest to see. What about you? Did you find something cool where you least expected?

This is post #9 in the Ultimate log Challenge.


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