Sunday, August 09, 2009
On the Road
We're on our way to Maine, stopping first near Philly, then Connecticut, and Boston. I dropped Houston off at work (at a laser company) and looked for a town that would be fun to hang out in for the day, which happened to be Phoenixville, Pa. It was an old steel mill town back in the day and has since been in a downhill spiral but most recently is on the upswing, with a cool, artsy vibe in the refurbished stores. Above is the old foundry that has been rehabbed and is now a museum.
These are the old mill workers' houses across from the foundry.
Upon seeing this sign, I thought this was the coolest town ever... hosting a gay pedestrian tour. But when turning the corner, I saw that Gay Street was under construction and the sign actually read "Gay St. Pedestrian Detour" and some clever person had covered up some of the letters. Duh!
We took a hike with our friends, Fiona, Sheena and Rick (above with Houston).
View of Boston while on our hike.
Beads, beads and more beads. I can't pass up a bead store!