Remember this? I found it at the grocery store. I didn’t know they still made it.

Jiffy Pop

It got me thinking. When I was a kid we used to go camping just about every other weekend. MD, PA, WV, VA, mainly. Anyway, we used to stop on the way to a campground in PA at a little general store. There, we used to get these little fruit pies. I remember them being the tastiest little things I’ve ever had in my entire life. I know from experience that sometimes the reality doesn’t match up to the memory, but I sure wish I could find those pies. My parents tell me they think the company went out of business. Maybe I should investigate myself. Meanwhile,  I’ve got popcorn.

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Canton PA

January 5, 2011

Every New Years, for the better part of 10 years I’ve been vacationing in a small town in Northern PA called Canton. It’s a sleepy little one light town that has a small main street, a thrift store, a Pharmacy, a hardware store, a movie theater, a grocery store and a whole lot of peacefulness and quiet. Population: 1,684. There are mountains everywhere and farms and Amish. This year we had a full house, 19 of us at one point. 10 kids, from age 16 to less than one, and 10 adults. Oh and two dogs.

Several of the usual suspects we absent and missed this year, but those who were able to come had a wonderful time. We stay at the Jones Compound, a 80 acre 19th century 7 bedroom chalet type house. It’s warm, spacious, and very comfortable. The kids do, what kids do, play video games, read books, watch DVD’s and play with toys. The rest of us did what ever we wanted until it was time to come together for meals. For me, I spent time playing guitar, reading and smoking cigars. And when I felt like it, I took my camera out to see what I could see…

Here are a few pictures.