Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Well, what a pleasant surprise Stroudsburg PA was. No ticky tacky T shirts announcing the Poconos, no garish signs of touristy conspicuous consumerism, just a beautiful downtown area filled with unique shops and lots of casual dining options. But the best, by far, was the Olde Engine Works Antique Mall. What happens when a girl, who is already slightly hungry and has a bad case of ADD, walks into a huge space filled with aisles and aisles of antiques?? Heart be still and please try to focus...that's what happens. Should I do half the store and then go eat and come back? How should I navigate so as to not miss one single display? Where are the restrooms? Many questions running thru this cobweb I call a brain. It was Fun with a capital F.
No, I didn't take any of these pictures, they are blatantly stolen from a Newsday.com ( Long Island newspaper) because despite the beautiful surroundings it was cold, windy and rainy (kinda like Alaska in July) and I didn't bother to take my camera out of my suitcase. No, there were no Halloween displays at the Antique Mall, but it was the best picture to illustrate the fun. I did buy a white and blue ( as opposed to blue and white) Vermont plate for $4 and a cute little ginger jar w/o its lid for $3. Big spender, huh?
I think I am going back with Bob the end of May for another few days and further exploration.
PS. Yes, I *will* tell you about the May vacation soon, I promise, really I do!