One of the reason we came to this area of Pennsylvania for a week was to catch up with RVing/Blogging buddies Peggy and David from www.koehlerskaravan.blogspot.com. I have been "talking" to Peggy online for a few years. We met up with this fine couple last year when they were working at the Escapees Park in Hondo, TX and we were visiting friends near San Antonio.
Peggy's mother died earlier this year leaving her Dad alone. He asked Peggy to return home for a while. Knowing he had several health issues, she and David came back to NJ and moved into his home.
On Tuesday we were treated to meeting her Dad, enjoying a meal she cooked and getting to know Peggy and David better. We had planned to get together again yesterday. However, Peggy contacted me Friday that her Dad had fallen and while being treated they found his cancer had spread.
Peggy's father died this morning at 11:30 am. I am so glad we got to meet him. He appeared in good health on Tuesday. We enjoyed talking to him about his years working in the area. He also relayed stories of nearby sites we should visit. You could tell he was proud of where he came from.
Peggy and David, dear friends, our hearts go out to you.
This being our last full day in the area, we decided to check out a few more sites. First we attended Christ United Methodist Church in Rockwood.
After lunch back at the campground, we took off for a ride. First stop
This is quite a large state park. We were curious about the campground but it is closed for the season. We then wanted to check out Kooser State Park not far away.
Our GPS took us up a dirt road high in the mountain. We loved the location of this house and the view.
Down the other side of the mountain and we found
Again, campground was closed but it appears the cabins are still open for rent.
The weather today is the best it has been since we arrived. After our ride there was one thing I really wanted and it could be found here:
A waffle sundae with caramel sauce and pecans. As an extra treat, this was occurring in the DQ parking lot and neighboring businesses.
And back in the day, didn't everybody have one of these?
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