Destination Poconos–Thanks to Mistress Maddie

25th

Next month, my husband and I will be celebrating our 25th Anniversary. It really is hard to believe that we have been married for that long. Looking through the pictures that my husband has been scanning lately, we looked so young back then. When we first planned to marry, the Army decided that my husband would be deployed when we wanted to get married, so we went to the Justice of the Peace and were married at the courthouse. It was a Friday and on Monday, when my husband went to work, he learned the deployment was canceled, so we were married again three months later in the church, but we celebrate the August date.

We didn’t have a honeymoon. We couldn’t afford it back then and we talked about someday going somewhere to celebrate. Before long, years passed and while we have gone on vacations, we still never had what would be considered a honeymoon. When we moved to the east coast, we talked about going to Vermont in the fall for our 25th, but when my husband started his new job last year, he had to start earning vacation time all over. We didn’t want to take a whole week to go somewhere so I was tasked with trying to find somewhere close by that we could go to for a long weekend. Many people have talked about going to the Poconos, but they also say that it was years ago and they weren’t sure if the places they visited were still nice. One day, while visiting one of the blogs that I read, Mistress Maddie was discussing her recent Memorial Day getaway with a side stop to Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania. She included several photos and the one from the veranda of the Harry Packer Mansion with a view of the mountain side covered in trees totally caught my interest. I kept looking at the picture and thinking that the view must be incredible in the fall.

I began to research the town and learned that they have a fall festival every weekend starting in September and all through October. They also have fall foliage train rides which is something that we also want to do. I sent some links to my husband to get his input and researched places to stay. While the mansion is booked up, we were able to find a little bed and breakfast in town that had an opening for when we could take leave. We are booked and planning our stay. I have started my packing list…yes, I know it’s early, but can you tell that I’m excited?

So thank you Mistress Maddie for being such a wonderful tour guide in your descriptions of your travels. You inspired us with a place to visit. While our trip won’t be as wild as yours are 😉 we are thankful that you helped us decide where we wanted to go and we will have a cock-a-tail in your honor as we relax and take in the view.

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About lenalee91

Wife, mother, avid reader and maybe one day an author!!

Posted on July 31, 2016, in Life and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Well, Lena…I’m so glad I was a help to someone!!!! That is sure to be a first!!!!! I do so enjoy going to the Pocono’s, since it is only a short jaunt from the Casa. I’ll be heading there in two weeks for a “glamping” exhibition. If you go in the fall, from the sound of it. Brace yourself. The fall foliage is quite spectacular. Seems the leaves change later. I believe last year the foliage started changing in October into November…..and then it happens quick. Never been to Jim Thorpe in the fall yet. I bet you’ll enjoy it. And thank you for stopping in!

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  2. The Mistress is inspiring in many ways! I hope the trip is terrific.
    JP

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