Monday, July 12, 2010
(Back Road Journal travels out of New England to tour a few neighboring states.)
Nazareth, Pennsylvania was the former hometown of my mother-in-law. My husband wanted to visit this place that he hadn't seen in many years. It held so many fond memories for him, so for his birthday I made it one of the stops along our latest road trip. Nazareth is in the southeastern part of the state and the most notable thing I saw while down there were the cornfields. Many of them stretch for miles along the roads and highways, and reach beyond the horizon. Cornfields are everywhere, even near industrial centers. Green, green corn swaying in the breeze, as far as the eye can see!
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- Hi, and welcome to my blog! In my working life I'm a cook, and in my personal life I'm married and have two daughters, plus a Chihuahua named Minnie. I am also a culinary school graduate with a degree in pastry arts. When I have a day off the first thing I think about is getting my camera and hitting the road. I've always loved road trips and I've been carrying a camera since I got a 110 Instamatic for my birthday when I was a kid. So, we get in the car and travel all over seeking out new back roads and new places to visit. At least twice a year we head up to the Northeast Kingdom in Vermont and take in some of the best scenery New England has to offer, and we get to New Hampshire, too. We also do some shorter trips to Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and sometimes even New York state (although it's not in New England) and once in a blue moon, we get to Maine. When I'm not on the road I'm right here at home reading, writing, watching some classic television like Andy Griffith, or Minnie and I are out strolling in the cemeteries enjoying the art and remembering the people.