Friday, October 21

Jim Thorpe and Chocolate Covered Potato Chips!

Hello all,
I started this post when while the family was still visiting and now I'll finish (no time lapse there, its like I blink and October is almost over!)
On Saturday we started in downtown Bethlehem I took the family to the Chocolate Lab.  A cute boutique next to the Moravian Bookstore (previous post here) We got to shop the store and I purchased semisweet chocolate covered potato chips!  Yummy, yummy!  A little sweet a little chocolate and a lot gone- sorry folks, no photos of these tasty gems.  But here are some goodies and postcards of the Moravian.

Sunday we went on a train ride through the Lehigh Gorge State Park.  You can jump on the train at Jim Thorpe, PA up in the Blue Mountains - part of the Appalachians.  For history on Jim Thorpe, check out an old post by the PostMuse.  It was an amazing and pretty, short ride through the fall foliage.  I also scored some postcards along the way.
This is the gift shop for the railway. 

Looking down on the town from the Packer Mansion
 And another note about Jim Thorpe, PA - the Asa Packer Mansion is located there and is the most original and authentic Victorian Manor available for tour.  When the last family member died, the house was boarded up with all its contents and a caretaker was hired to look after it for 50yrs before anybody was interested in preserving the house.  Somehow nothing got vandalized or destroyed and the house is now up for show.  It's a gem!   

I wish I had a few more dollars to buy the bumper sticker that said I survived the climb to the Packer Mansion!  My flat lander Mom was not enthused.

Well folks this weekend will be another blur as I have some friends coming to town.  Sorry that October has been kind of a bust on the blog scene, but I hope you won't give up on me and please enjoy my travels!
My Best,


  1. I love this post! I want to go to Jim Thorpe. I read recently that Thorpe's relatives want his body back to bury in Oklahoma, but I don't think anything has happened on that request.

  2. I've been trying to get up to Jim Thorpe again since I adopted that postcard, but no one wants to go with me. It is a beautiful place. And chocolate covered potato chips are yummy. They sell them in Fuzziwigs at the Promenade Shops in Center Valley.

  3. Here's some hard earned advice Rachel- go and do, don't wait on others! That's how I found Fonthill, the Mercer, the Mitchner, the Tile Factory, Jim Thorpe, and next the Allentown Art Museum (I will conquer it soon!)

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