Washington Was Here!(me, too)

Zelienople Pennsylvania.

“George Washington passed through here on November 30, 1753”

Last Saturday I was on my way to Harmony.

Turns out my route was on Washington’s Trail. You can click the link and get the driving route for Western Pennsylvania.  I ended up on the trail by chance.

I just love the phone numbers on this sign.

IMG_2529and here is the Strand Theater in downtown Zelienople which I photographed on the way to Harmony last Saturday.  Saved from the wrecking ball by the Strand Theater Initiative.

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Built in 1914

Presidents’ Day Party Supplies in the Strip District- Pittsburgh PA

After Christmas I was in the Strip District with Matthew and Natalya. We had coffee at La Prima and lunch at Sunseri’s.  A little window shopping, popped into the kitchen store and then Wholey’s to see the fish.

One “must-see” store is Mike Feinberg’s on Penn Ave.  Right now you can stock up on Leprauchan supplies.  Or Mardi Gras masks and beads.

You name it- they have it.  Postcards and old school candy, too.

This is what we saw up front. Presidents’ Day supplies. There were tons of New Year’s hats and horns, pre-packaged party supplies for any number of guests.

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Mt. Vernon Photo Find

I was sifting through old photographs on one of the snow days. You know those awful albums with the adhesive on the pages to stick the photos to the page?

Found this shot I took (film) of my son Mark (he’ll be 38 in May) and noticed the random dad taking a family photograph.

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P.S. Update of post
Mark saw the photo of himself and emailed this photo that he took of his kids at Mt. Vernon just this past year

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And inspired by Toying With Thread crochet blog by Stef- it’s the new year – I created Teenagers Knit Blog and the first post is up today if you have time to check it out.