Saturday, 28 February 2015

Drive-In Movies

One thing that is on my summer bucketlist every year without fail are the drive-in movies.

Lucky for me I live near 2 of those theaters!

I have always, always, always wanted to go to one of these in a pick-up truck and set up a picnic/snuggle area in the truck bed.

No one had a pick-up truck for me to use this past summer so that's going to have to wait.

Drive-in 1: Shankweilers
Drive-in 2: Becky's

Friday, 27 February 2015


I'm pretty sure I've said this before but I'll say it again, my family is extremely active.
One thing I've always really loved to do it go kayaking.
My dad is pretty darn good (he competed for the Ukrainian team) so being out on the water with him is awesome.

If you know anything about kayaking, you'll notice this is no ordinary kayak.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is a racing kayak.
Much, much harder to use than a normal" kayak.

So much harder actually that I was only able to do any kayaking for maybe 5 whole minutes.
The rest of time was spent in the water, rescuing the paddle.

My dad is a whole lot better than any of us were.

This is really hard work.

And what goes really, really well with kayaking? 
And naps.
And a little bit of volleyball.

The kayak was retired for the day and we all sat on the shore, shishkabob in hand enjoying nature for a while.

Writing about all the things I did this summer really makes me miss it.

I'm currecntly in Pennsylvania, experiencing probably the coldest winter in decades, so thoughts and reminiscing of summer couldn't be more welcome.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Bushkill Falls

A place similar to Glen Onoko and not much further is Bushkill Falls.

My personal opinion is that it's not nearly as wonderful as Glen Onoko for the following reasons:
1. There are wooden stairs, everywhere. (This might be better though for those with issues walking.)
2. You have to pay to get in. ($13 per adult...)
3. It's a lot more touristy. (And therefore less personal.)

The scenery is still breathtaking though.

Clearly I'm an outdooray, nature girl... I can't live in this cold for much longer.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Suns Out, Guns Out

This past summer I learned I'm not very good at shooting shotguns.

Look at that poor form... I'm shaking my head just looking at it.

I was actually so bad that I'm pretty sure the guys took turns shooting the discs during my turn with their eyes closed and still hit more than me. 

I am however much better at shooting pistols and riffles.

Clearly my technique is going to need a little practice...

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Glen Onoko

There's a little tucked away place in the mountains of eastern Pennsylvania called Glen Onoko.

Locals know of it, but not many others, which makes it a perfect getaway for the day for a hike, a picnic, a bike ride, some kayaking and canoeing, or a swim if it's warm enough.

I go here multiple times a year, and every time you go your hiking path looks just a little bit different.
Why you ask? Because you hike up along a waterwall all the way to the tippy top, and anytime it rains, or there's a drought, or a rough wind, it changes the path of the falls and therefore the climb of the hiker.

glen onoko, jim thorpe

glen onoko, jim thorpe

You can take a slightly easier path up/down around the back of the mountain too if you didn't want to take the more scenic route.

Last time I was there I spotted a deer just a few feet ahead!