Photo of the Day: November 14, 2018

Tonight at Rumson’s Oceanic Free Library, I will be giving a talk on Bootlegging on the Jersey Shore. This was a shot of some of my research.

Photo of the Day: November 6, 2018

The Bowman’s Hill Tower just outside of New Hope, Pennsylvania. It was quite the climb (125 feet) but provided spectacular views of Bucks County. The only downside was the $7 admission. Pretty high considering you’re only spending about 15 minutes there.

Photo of the Day: November 1, 2018

Unfortunately, I was so busy with “ghost stuff” the last two days that I could not put up a Photo of the Day. This one here, as we begin November, is of the very haunted Spy House in Port Monmouth, New Jersey. I post this today because it marks the end of my favorite month…

Photo of the Day: October 20, 2018

The Old Dutch Church in Sleepy Hollow, NY from a trip a few days ago. This was one of the more prominent locations in Washington Irving’s famous story.

Restaurant Review: Tavern at the Sun Inn (Bethlehem, PA)

When Justin and I arrived on a Monday and walked around Bethlehem, we were immediately drawn to the Sun Inn. The building was erected in 1758 and currently serves as a full service restaurant, distillery, and museum. My being a history lover made this a must-visit. However, we had to wait until Wednesday (our last…

Travel PA 2018 Part 3: Lights Out at Crystal Cave

This entire story is the result of happenstance. Right place, right time. Fate…if you will. The one thing Justin really wanted to do on this vacation was take me to Crystal Cave. He enjoyed it so much on his previous visit years ago, that he said we had to go. I actually altered my hotel…

Travel PA 2018 Part 1: Reading’s Pagoda

They might as well refer to Mount Penn as “Trash Mountain”. That’s where the city of Reading’s beloved seven-story pagoda is located. Built in 1908 as part of a planned mountaintop resort that never came to fruition, it was later donated to the city by its builder and has since become an emblem. Everywhere you…