The Long Way Home


Lehigh Valley
October 29, 2014, 6:33 AM
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Behind George's Diner, Bethlehem

Behind George’s Diner, Bethlehem

I never think of traveling our home state as “vacation,” but last month’s drive out to Bethlehem to visit friends changed my mind. As we made our way along the Lincoln Highway, the towns became slower, fewer people in sight – fields of color showing signs of fall, even though the weather was more August heat. Breezewood to Chambersburg to Dutch Country, we rolled right into the Lehigh Valley. We explored miles of treasures at Renningers Antiques, ate a delicious Spicy Antipasti sandwich at Hummus House in Allentown, talked for hours with our friends, and took a walk over the Delaware River from Easton to the Jersey side just because we could. There was that moment of twilight as we crossed the bridge: pink sky, quiet river, a slight chill, an ice cream shop at the New Jersey/PA border closed for the season. The soft, neon glow of an old sign twinkling in the distance  made my heart twist with a tinge of sadness – a good-bye to summer.

Allentown, PA

Chew Street, Allentown, PA

Hummus House, Allentown

Hummus House, Allentown

Easton, PA

Easton, PA

Easton, PA

Easton, PA

Artists' Alley, Easton

Artists’ Alley, Easton

Bethlehem morning

Bethlehem morning

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Didya do any snapping in Phillipsburg?

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Comment by John

We only went to the end of the bridge and I got a shot of the Eddie’s ice cream door with my Spectra – a most brilliant blue! i was curious about the town though, what is there?

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Comment by Lisa

It’s somewhat depressed and has a similar vibe as Easton. A few years ago I wandered around, found an empty factory, and spent a happy hour photographing the chaos!

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Comment by John

Ahhh, a factory? Now I want to go wandering around when we’re back that way! I tried googling any kind of history on the town, but couldn’t find much.

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Comment by Lisa

That field was a great surprise.

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Comment by Jeff

And if only people knew of the pains to get the shot, standing in the heat among field bugs! Always worth it though.

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Comment by Lisa

Nice as always. Thanks for sharing!

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Comment by 100mijs

thanks, and thank you for following my travels!

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Comment by Lisa




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