Saturday, April 18, 2009

Earth Day Celebration in Jim Thorpe, Pa ..... or is it Woodstock?


Happy almost Earth Day Blogland Neighbor-hood! In honor of celebrating and taking care of the ol' gal (i.e. The Earth) there is an Earth Day Celebration going on here in Jim Thorpe, Pa ..... or at a quick glance it might be mistaken for Woodstock! Now I know yesterday I said today would be a sewing day but today the sun was shining and the temperature went up to 75 !!!! so, after just a few stitches, I was lured away from loyal Betty (my Featherweight machine) by my "inner hippie" and.....




.....all the stuff going on in the park....


......there was music....

.....ALOT of tie dye T-shirts....

....and henna body art (I was tempted, but then decided there was just WAY too much "body" for any kind of art!)

...there was a booth with some really cool quilts and patchwork skirts and dresses...

....and this booth with these gauzy type fabric (I forget what it's called) skirts and dresses ..... looks very much like the kind of bedspreads my roommate Donna and I bought at Pier 1 Imports WAYYYYYY back before Pier 1 became more upscale (also before Donna and I became more upscale .... HA!)... back when Donna and I were sophmores at Temple U ... Ambler Campus 1977 ...there was also lots of macrame' as I recall ..... anyway....


...this vendor had some really great embroider-ed and woven bags/totes , etc. (don't forget you can click on any of these pictures to make them bigger so you can really see all the great stuff in the booths)




.....there were hula hoops ....


.....and hula hoopers .....




.....AND , of course ..... a lime green VW bus !!!!



.....they were selling T-shirts and hula hoops .









After spending some time in the park, I strolled up through town (because, after all it was just voted #7 in Budget Travel Magazines' America's Top Ten Coolest Small Towns)

...there's Mr. Moonbeams place of business ....The Inn at Jim Thorpe (not the court house next to it!)


...this is the Albright Mansion Restaurant .... they have GOOD stuff to eat in there AND the husband is a wine expert AND his wife , being from England, specializes in Teas ! (this would be a GREAT place to go for a Mother's Day lunch .... in case anybody was wondering......although it would be difficult to top the giant candy bar and the day spent at a muddy dirt bike race the past couple of years ....)


.....and this is the Douglas House shops .... lots of individual shops upstairs and downstairs in this once a long time ago (HUGE)single family home .... most of these houses are Civil War era homes ..... just look at this



....Rhett !! Rhett !!! I'm coming Rhett !!





Anyhow, down those steps and to the left down the hall is Alice's Pantry where fellow blogger Busy Bees sells her handmade aprons to benefit various charities ..... if you're in town, definately stop in there!!



....AND you should DEFINATLEY stop in here .... Rainbow's End candy and ice cream shop!!! (and look how cute that baby and his daddy are!! ....I have no idea who they are ... but isn't that cute!!) Well, I just can't take a picture of this place and not go in and get my favorite (well, one of them) treat .....so I did! .... then, since it was such a GORGEOUS day, hopped into my car and drove the mile or two out of town to Mauch Chunk Lake....


....for....

....a picnic ! .....a diet coke and some homemade carmel covered marsh-mallows !!! (don't you know that the diet coke counteracts the fat and calories in those marshmallows???....hey! it's my picnic and I'll pretend whatever I want!)



.......ahhhhh ....what? No! I'm not wearing white socks .... those are my ankles!





....(BIG sigh....) Well, OK, maybe we should go for a walk to work off the fat and the calories that the diet coke may not have counteracted...... Come on!! Wake up!!! Are you still with me? I know this is a LONG post .... but you're the one who's sitting down and reading .... I'm the one who is walking around!!


.....OK, here we go....I've got my Earth Shoes on for our Earth Day walk....



...we'll take this path that follows ....


...this stream from the lake back towards town.



....oh fun!! a bridge !!


.....and there's a guy fishing .... I forgot that besides the Earth Day Celebration today , it's also Opening Day for fishing here in Carbon County, Pa ...


.....(a little scribble that maybe will be a quilt someday .... maybe...)


......there are some more fisherman .... looks like they're done fishing for the day ... I wonder where they're hurrying off to....




.....oh....this explains it .... two hot dogs and a beer!















Well, hope you enjoyed our Earth Day Celebration/ Opening Day / picnic/ walk in the woods ..... just another MBIAJ extravaganza put together for your viewing pleasure!
So, in honor of Mother Earth , don't forget to ....


....hang out your wash once in awhile and ....


....make use of these ALL OF THE TIME !!! (please!)








Be back soon (hopefully with a FINISHED fabric covered button and yo yo flower project .... HONEST!)

Toodles,
Mary Anne (aka Mare)

7 comments:

Gretchen said...

Thanks for the simply fabulous tour to Jim Thorpe's Earth Day celebration!!!! Every time you post about the town, I just want to jump in the car and come for a visit. Maybe someday....

Mona said...

What a lovely way to spend a spring day!

Aki said...

Nice post about Earth Day. I have a blog and website about the town, would you be ok with my linking to this post? (check out www.JimThorpeMap.com ) Let me know.

Linda B said...

What a delightful day trip! And the town! How lucky of you to live there. Someday I hope to drive the back roads of America. Maybe We will hit Jim Thorpe.

Wheels for christina said...

Mary Thank You So Much for Mentioning us during your visit up town on Earth Day weekend. I appreciate this is much, I am sure this will help our charity. Thank You Again Donna (Busy Bees) Oh and Yes the Inn in Jim Thorpe has absolutely delicious food and the staff is very pleasant. So if you are ever in Jim Thorpe and want a nice sit down dinner then The Inn is the place to be and the prices are great.

Sharon said...

What lovely white socks, uh legs you have Miss Moonbeam. And the caramel marshmallows.....where can I get my hot little hands on some of those?? Tell me and tell me NOW!!!!!

Shari said...

i live 10 miles from Jim Thorpe and it's a fascinating little town filled with treasures for everyone... and those homemade caramel marshmallows are AWESOME!