Goschenhoppen Folk Festival

What the heck is Goschenhoppen, anyway and why is there a folk festival?  If you live in southeastern Pennsylvania (or Pee A, as we say), you know that area was settled by immigrants from Germany in the 1700s.  Goschenhoppen is actually a folk region, not a religion, centered in the Perkiomen Valley of Montgomery County. …

Ocean to Ocean, West to East, Scotland Bound

 [travel journals] Monday morning my journey started spectacularly… with a  flat tire.  Big shout out to Les  Schwab Tire in Jackson, California for a quick in/out. Back on the road in 45 minutes!  I drove 160 miles west only to hop on a plane heading east. The departure from San Francisco was stunning.  The late…

Lost Opportunities

Lost Opportunities: Back Up, Turn Around, and Get That Shot Several times a month for the past twenty years on my way into Sacramento, I have driven past a picturesque, moss-covered pair of hop drying barns in the Sloughhouse area. Tucked right along the busy Jackson Road, these stolid, hip-roof barns were built twice as…

Winter fun

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