Wednesday, December 5, 2007


Hi folks, (from this point on, you must read this in the voice of Marty Moose from "Vacation") just a note as I settle into my new place. So far so good. Of course, I have already started exploring around so I thought I'd share some pics. Much like those annoying in-law-sessions where you are subjected to countless photos of Aunt Marge in a tube-top at Myrtle-Beach, just sit back, relax, and nod your head politely. "Oh, that's nice. Ohhh, very cute. Wow, is that Uncle Billy in orange spandex? Nice."

Went up to PA to visit my cousin and nieces. They live near Punxsutawney, so I asked the locals where they do the Groundhog Day every year. It is kind of out of they way, but here it is, the actual showplace of Punxsutawny Phil! Bill Murray was nowhere to be seen.

Explored around the back-hills of Amish country - So beautiful. Here is a pic of a horse and buggy. They are all over the place, and I love seeing them on the road. Kind of a "take that, 21st century!" The pic on the right is my cousin's pets - can't we all just get along?

One of my bonsai trees losing it's leaves. Yep, just like regular sized trees. On the right is the Shenandoah Valley, where I now live!

Went exploring around some caverns in the area. Here is Shenandoah Caverns. The pic on the left they call "bacon" - can you see why?

A cool little pond, and a big room!

Well, that's it for now. I'll try to post more as I settle in!


Lana said...

Nice country! I love the cave pictures, too. Used to love spelunking in the Niagara Region (Canadian side,) & got to tour "Inner Space Cavern" in Austin, TX, when I evacuated there after Hurricane Katrina.

Jen said...

Wow, the Shenandoah Valley looks incredible, you lucky you!

abbersnail said...

I'm jealous! You're in my homeland. Enjoy it... it's freaking beautiful, and a wonderful place to call home.

Andy Coon said...

I'll be there soon. That looks like a peaceful area to live in. So glad you are closer now.

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Not so little Woman said...

I agree with Jen, the Shenandoah Valley pic is beautiful! But my favorite one is the one the dog and the cat sleeping together. Love it!

Jarod said...

Lana - Niagra must have been cool.
Jen - Thanks!
Abber - San Fran is nice too.
Andy - Hope to see you soon.
NSLW - That was pretty funny to see them together!

ChickyBabe said...

Welcome back. Looks like quite an inspirational place!

LisaBinDaCity said...

I am so coming to visit you! With no spandex or tube tops though ;-)

GEWELS said...

The cavern shots are gorgeous! You've done them justice.