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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

INTERENT! I have Internet

Codorus State Park, Hanover,  PA

We left Sinnemahoning PA this morning and drove the 195 miles down to Corodus State Park where we have camped twice before for a few days.    Tonight we will drive over the daughter Amy's and surprise the granddaughters who are expecting to see us tomorrow.  They live about 20 miles from Codorus.

We now have cell phone coverage and Internet.  But still no Satellite TV.  Our site has large oak trees blocking the southern sky.   

While up near our cabin we went  to the nearby town of Benezette, the Elk capital of PA.   Up on Winslow Hill they built a |Visitor Center by the Elk viewing area.    This is the first time we've seen it as it opened in 2010.

After visiting this center and the one at Sinnemahoning State Park we are impressed!   The our delight, when we walked outside to return to the parking lot, there next to the building was this:

Earlier that day we came across a herd of 22 or so about 2 miles from the campground.   

The camping site we left this morning:

Daughter Terri, SIL Steve and their girl Cane came up over the weekend to help Len install a pump at our cabin in nearby Driftwood.  Cane was not a whole lot of help.  She was more interested in running down and checking out the river.

Unfortunately the pump motor was froze up.  It was given to us by a friend in construction who did not know if it was operational.   Oh well, guess we go to plan B.

On Sunday we attended the Methodist church in Emporium.  Some churches are welcoming, others not so much.  Last week we attended one in Renovo - only one person spoke to us, others looked the other way and pretended they did not see us. We will never go back.   But the people of UMC of Emporium were friendly and welcoming.    We were made to feel right at home. 

 This morning as we left Sinnemahoning these critters gave us a good look over. 

 Almost time to head over to surprise those grandkids!  Sure is good to be connected again.


Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

Glad to hear you guys are doing good.To bad about the UMC. Tell Len hi.

Texas Yellow Rose said...

Welcome back, my friend! Missed you!

Judy and Emma said...

That looks like a very nice visitors center. Wouldn't have expected Elk in PA.

Paul and Marsha Weaver...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

The visitor's center is lovely.
It is so hard to believe that "Christians" so they call their selves would treat strangers the way they treated you. What were they thinking...or I guess they weren't thinking.
So glad you are with family. Nothing better than to be with them and make lots of wonderful memories.

Laurie and George said...

I agree with Marsha..new attendees are the easiest to spot, and as Christians, we should make them feel welcome!

Glad you are back 'home' with the grands!

JO said...

Great pictures of the Elk and the deer. I have seen lots of deer this summer but not one Elk.
Good to have you back on line.

Rick Doyle said...

Great to see you back online.

I can see why they call that place the Elk Capital - great pics!

Have fun with the Grands!