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Saturday, January 28, 2006

Weird PA

My DH is with his mom today while dear brother works. Nod goes crazy staying inside like that, so he tries to find things to do or places to go. The problem is that MIL doesn't do well on long car trips, so the options are limited.

However, if you find yourself in Pennsylvania and don't mind the drives, here are some places to visit:

This one is in Pottstown.

This one is in Boyertown.

The Coffee Pot is in Bedford, the Shoe House in Hellam.

TLP & my girls have been to the Shoe House.

The Ship Hotel is along the Lincoln Highway.

The Pagoda overlooks the outlet stores of Reading.

I'll have to dig up the photos we took when we visited the Lucy the Elephant building in New Jersey.

What unusual buildings have you all been to?


At 11:42 AM, Blogger Tan Lucy Pez said...

'Course I've been to the Shoehouse, the Pagoda, and the Ship Hotel (just for dinner).

I'll have to think what unusual buildings I've been to in other states.

At 1:25 PM, Blogger still life said...

That was a nice little tour of Pennsylvania, thank you because I really don't get out that much for traveling. For me it's a toss up between the first Cup Building and the coffee up. I really do love the design of both of them anything from the 40s has such humor.
Unfortunately in Manhattan there is nothing too unusual in structure. But I do remember Dairy Queen ice cream parlors when I was little. Glad to know something like that still exist somewhere.

At 1:55 PM, Blogger Karen said...

Now I'll havta revisit PA & look up some of these because I love unique quaint places.
Mackinaw Island in the UP is a great place to visit here, in fact, anywhere up north is cool.

At 2:06 PM, Blogger AP3 said...

Those look fun! I haven't been to any of them.

At 3:39 PM, Blogger Fred said...

Here's one we go by when we drive to Disney.

At 10:17 PM, Blogger dddragon said...

TLP: I've seen the Pagoda many times in the distance on shopping trips to Reading, but never drove up that hill!

Still Life: there's a whole book titled Weird Pennsylvania that Nod bought last year. When I win the lottery I'll get an RV and come collect you for a tour. I'm ready to hit the road!

Karen: my DH loves lighthouses ... maybe we'll get up that way someday!

Aral: I think mom took the girls TWICE for ice cream at the Shoe House!

Fred: hey, that's impressive!

At 11:20 PM, Blogger A Little Bar of Soap said...

Why not include some of Pennsylvania's beautiful churches in your list?

At 1:23 AM, Blogger tlm said...

I haven't been to any unusual buildings in PA. However, I've been to the Corn Palace in South Dakota, and the Big Duck in New York. Those are pretty weird.

At 1:35 AM, Blogger Yesrie said...

Here's one on a more modest scale in Wells, Maine.

At 8:42 AM, Blogger actonbell said...

I have pictures of a 23yearold ME with Lucy the Elephant--I was there with a friend from PSU who lived in New Jersey. At the time, the upper part of Lucy was a museum.

Great pictures! TLP gave me salt&pepper shakers from the shoe factory, btw. I've never made it there.

At 8:50 AM, Blogger dddragon said...

LBOS: there are too many!

LM: TLP has been to the Corn Palace. I'll have to look up that Duck

Yesrie: I've been to Wells! Missed that Cheese, however.

Actonbell: Didn't know you'd been there, too!

At 11:20 AM, Blogger Sar said...

I'm looking forward to seeing more unusual buildings along my drive to PA in May! :)

At 1:03 PM, Blogger Yesrie said...

Today in the Boston area our PBS channels are playing "Program About Unusual Buildings and Other Roadside Stuff" (2004, 60 min). You might want to do a search on TV Guide, so you could catch it (or avoid it :> ).

At 5:24 PM, Blogger Doug said...

The Big Chicken in Marietta, Georgia.

At 12:29 AM, Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

I like the look of The Coffee Pot.

At 1:41 PM, Blogger Jemima said...

That shoe house is gorgeous.


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