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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