Aug 31, 2007

The Sun Sets On West Palm Beach

Municipal Stadium
West Palm Beach, FL
Ten years ago today, the West Palm Beach Expos played their last game in Municipal Stadium.  In front of over a thousand fans, the Class A affiliate of the Montreal Expos lost 4-1 to the Vero Beach Dodgers.

The team began in the spring of 1969 and won two Florida State League Championships in franchise history.  The second of those championships came in 1991 - the season that Dad brought me to my first WPB Expos game, which was also the first professional baseball game I ever attended.

After the 1997 season, the team moved 15 miles away to become the Jupiter Hammerheads.  They remained affiliated with the Montreal Expos through the end of the 2001 season.  Presently, the Hammerheads are the Class A team of the Miami Marlins.

Aug 17, 2007

I See A Red Door And I Want It Painted Black

St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Jim Thorpe, PA
This church opened in 1869 and is an example of Gothic Revival architecture in the United States.  It's an absolutely beautiful building.  It was declared to be a National Historic Landmark in 1987.

Aug 16, 2007

The White Swan

The Inn At Jim Thorpe
Jim Thorpe, PA
This beautiful hotel originally opened in 1833 as the White Swan Hotel.  It burned down and was rebuilt in 1849, and was purchased and renovated in 1988 to preserve the history of the property.  Over the years, General Ulysses S. Grant, President William Howard Taft, Buffalo Bill Cody, Thomas Edison, and John D. Rockefeller have each stayed here.  It remains open to this day as The Inn At Jim Thorpe.

Aug 15, 2007

A Reuben At The Steak & Ale House

JT's Steak & Ale House
Jim Thorpe, PA
This is where Dad, Grandma and I had lunch yesterday.  According to the top review on Yelp, the dining room and hand-carved bar with marble rails are original from the 1830's when the town was first founded.  It wouldn't surprise me if it were true.  Many of the buildings in Jim Thorpe have been here since the Victorian era.

The restaurant is on the first floor of the Hotel Switzerland on Hazard Square.  Dad and I both had the reuben and it was delicious.  The prices here are very reasonable too.

Aug 14, 2007

An Afternoon In Jim Thorpe

Dad, Grandma and I took a ride to Jim Thorpe today do have lunch and do some shopping.  It's a beautiful town that reminds me of Stars Hollow from The Gilmore Girls.  I would love to be able to live here.

Aug 6, 2007

Uncle Fester at Knoebels

The Addams Family Generator
Nova Productions
Knoebels Amusement Resort - Elysburg, PA
This game gave the player "electric shocks" as they held onto the metal rods.  The longer you could hold on without letting go, the higher you would score.