My trip back from Pennsylvania

Here are some photos from several different places on my way back from PA.

The first one is from an over look at Mount Summit on route 40, the view is of Uniontown, PA and the surrounding area.

 

Uniontown valley and vacinity CEWM

 

The second one is Sideling Hill, on I 68 in PA, then as I was walking back down from the walking bridge I took the one of the mountains to the south of Sideling Hill Bridge.

Sidling Hill CEWM
Sidling Hill 1 CEWM

Photos 3, 4, 5 & 6 are at Ohio Pyle Falls, PA. I was expecting a waterfall and there was one somewhere near by, but I was too exhausted to find it. This was still a gorgeous setting though.

 

Ohiofalls 1 CEWM

 

Ohiofalls 6 CEWM

Ohiofalls 7 CEWM

Ohiofalls 9 CEWM

 

The last two are in the same area of Ohio Pyle Falls, but it’s called the Water Slides on Meadow Run.

 

Ohiofalls Slides CEWM

Ohiofalls Slides 2 CEWM

More photos to come of the Harper Ferry area.

My Short Trip to PA

I’m thirty miles south of Pittsbugh, PA for my great neice’s graduation from Brownsville High School. I’m staying at my son Billy’s house and it sure is good to see and hug him. He looks and feels so healthy. I’m so proud of him and his family.

On the way up, I stopped at Lakeside Marine on Route 68 and took a good number of pictures, here’s one.

 

Lakeside Marine watermarked

 

I saw a bridge in Brownsville from a distance, it’s called Speers Railroad Bridge. It took me an hour to get close to it and when I did I took a hundred photos and here are just a few.

 

Brownsville train bridge 2 watermarked

Brownsville train bridge 4 watermarked

 

There will be more photos in the next few days.

Unavailable Tables

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Unavailable Tables

I’m sitting in the La Plata Starbucks by myself. Normally when I’m there by myself I’m people watching, sometimes I chat with different people I know only from Starbucks and other times people from other venues of my life stop by and we babble for a while. The following is what I saw today.

I noticed two elderly well dress men, let’s call them the two business men, sitting in front of their computers. They were too far away for me to eavesdrop on their conversation and that’s the case for all involved. Through out this little story I will add some narrative to move the tale along. They looked like they were having an enjoyable chat, when one of them got up for some napkins and noticed a more suited corner table for their interlude. He came back to get his friend and they proceeded to pick up their gear and move to the corner spot. By the time they turned toward the new table, it was taken, so they sat back down and set up again.

The people that took the corner table were two attractive ladies, they seemed to be a mother and daughter couple, so for the purpose of this little yarn we’ll say they were. A few moments later their third party arrived and stood in front of them. He looked to be another business man type. He looked around searching for a better spot for their rendezvous and noticed an empty table across the room. He walked over to that table as the ladies picked up their possessions and followed him to it. That was the ladies second table.

A few moments later one of the first two business men stood up and saw the corner table was open, so they picked up their stuff and moved there, seemingly happy with their new spot they continued to smile and chat.

When the mother, daughter and business man saw the two business men move, they in turn grabbed all their paraphernalia and moved to the smaller table for what seemed to be a better choice for them. However it still wasn’t convenient to an electric outlet. This was the third spot for the lovely ladies. A few minutes later a table with an electric outlet right next to it became available and they moved there. This made the fourth local for the ladies. I heard the man say, “The music is too loud”.

Quickly the daughter said, “We’re not moving again”. At that point, I laughed out loud.

I couldn’t help but get up and tell everyone involved what I just watched. We all laughed and as I was walking back to my vantage point I thought, I might not ever see any of them again but it was nice to be a part of that little bit of nothing that only I saw.

More valued Charles County history

I added a new category, Letters to the editor, to my site. When I was moving my letters to the new category, I noticed this one was never uploaded to WorldPress at all, so here it is. I’m going to see if I can add it at the right chronological spot. I don’t if that’s possible, but here goes.

 

It’s my second published letter and it’s also about Charles County, Maryland history, like my first one.

 

2nd Letter to the Editor