Afternoon snow pictures

At least no one called it “snowmageddon.” The girls made a deal with me: they’d make pumpkin chocolate chip cookies if I’d go get the chips. So, around 4:00 PM, I walked down to Jim Thorpe Market. And I just saw two Borough snowplows go by, clearing my street, as I uploaded these pictures; my …

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A dedicated campaigner

Steven Armbruster, the Republican nominee for Carbon County Sheriff, knocked on my door a few minutes ago. He’s out campaigning and dropping of Republican campaign literature on this snowy morning, wearing an ACU-pattern Army ballcap, with snow on the brim. (I should have grabbed my camera and gotten a picture.) Carbon County Republican candidates: Superior …

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Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Festival 2011, Week 2

And why, you might be asking, wasn’t there a Jim Thorpe Fall Foliage Festival 2011, Week 1 posting? That’s easy: it rained last weekend. When we first moved to Jim Thorpe, in 2002, there was one Fall Foliage weekend. ‘Twas the same in 2003, if I remember correctly. Trouble is, the borough planners weren’t so …

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Campfire

Cooking out, at Mauch Chunk Lake. Mrs Pico cooked chicken breast strips with lemon, and roasted some potatoes, Portabella mushrooms and corn-on-the-cob. That was done over charcoal. Then, after the food was prepared, PFC Pico pulled the charcoal out from under the grate, and put the firewood over it. The charcoal was so hot that …

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