Friday, July 5, 2013
I am heading out in the morning to visit my brother and sister-in-law at their summer camp in the Pocono Mountains. These are lovely, lush hills and valleys in Northeastern Pennsylvania. They have been a summer retreat from Philadelphia, New York and other east coast cities since the 19th Century. The Poconos and the Catskills just to the north are part of the Allegheny formation. They are not mountains by our western standards but gentle sloped hills. The highest Pocono summit is North Knob rising 2,700 feet above sea level. Three rivers drain the Poconos, the Lehigh, Lackawaxen, and the mighty Delaware - all together almost 200 miles of waterway. We will sit and talk. We may swim or hike or paddle a canoe, but for sure, we will sit and talk.