Friday, May 18, 2007

Thrusday's Trip.

We took a day trip up route 6 to Bradford County, Pa. We went to the Wyalusing Rocks. I found some info on it if you wanted to know a bit more about it. and

Below are some pictures we took from the Wyalusing Rocks.

My children found watching the caterpillar almost as much fun as taking in the beautiful view all around them.
We plan to go back again soon and visit the French Azilum (they are only open on weekends in the spring). I would like to stop at the Marie Antoinette Lookout. I want to take the children to the covered bridge and maybe even walk some of the trail. OH! One more thing I want to do.... You will all laugh at this one! I want my familyh to drive down the road in Camptown and sing the song Camptown Races. I need to download a copy of the song and put it in the car so we are all ready the next time we decide to go out that way. My children love this idea. LOL! I should tell them that they will not see horses racing down the middle of the street in this town before we do this. I kind of think they might believe horses race up and down the road in that town. I did tell them that the races happened a long time ago but I think they might not have heard that part of the story. I know this sounds very silly! BUT I am sure I am not the only person who starts to sing the song Camptown Races when they drive by the sign for Camptown on Route 6!

Are you all humming right now......

The Campptown ladies sing this song,
Doo-da, Doo-da
The Camptown racetrack's five miles long
Oh, de doo-da day
Goin' to run all night
Goin' to run all day
I bet my money on a bob-tailed nag
Somebody bet on the gray

OH! I think I will also explain to my children what gambling is and what the Bible says about it before we do this. I could just teach the first verse and never sing the bet my money part of it. I remember singing this song in school but now I wonder why I didn't hear about the real races in Camptown Pa? You would think growing up in Pa not far from this place that they would have given us a bit of history to go with the song... I never even knew Camptown Pa existed until I was 20 some years old.

For anyone that likes to go take scenic trips or stop at popular (sometimes unpopular) tourist spots, several of my cheap or no cost places I have down to go see this summer I just found listed on this site For anyone who lives out of the area I will try to keep posting some of our trips. I have to say I think they always sound better and look better in the travel guides than what I see. So expect my pictures to not be as amazing as the ones on the visit PA web pages. BUT the one thing the travel guides don't have is the looks of wonder and amazement my small children have when they get to see many of the big things in our area. I will try to capture that in my pictures from now on. I know that my children must have felt so very very small in that big panoramic view we took them to see. I think back to many of my own memories of family drives or day trips my parents took me on when I was young. I remember thinking any place we didn't go see often was a place far far away. When I grew up I learned that we lived very close to most of them but when you are little everything seems so big and far away! Below are a few more pictures from our scenic drive.

This is a huge rock that tells some info on the French Azilum. It is about 1/2 mile or so before the French Azilum.
I don't remember how we came across this old bridge. I thought it was funny that my hubby calls it a talking bridge. He says all bridges like this talk. I didn't have any idea what he was telling the children. LOL! He drove over it and when it made that loud hummmmmmm that old bridges like this do he said see.... It talks. LOL!

This is a picture of downtown Wyalusing.

This is the oldest house in Laceyville. It wasn't open when we drove by so the picture is only of the outside.

And that is all I have from this little trip. It was a beautiful day for a drive.