Thursday, June 28, 2007
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
26 June 2007 Pine Creek Gorge to Delaware Water Gap
De Camptown ladies sing dis song -- Doo-dah! doo-dah!
De Camptown racetrack five miles long -- Oh! doo-dah day!
I come down dah wid my hat caved in -- Doo-dah! doo-dah!
I go back home wid a pocket full of tin -- Oh! doo-dah day!
Gwine to run all night! Gwine to run all day!
I'll bet my money on de bob-tail nag -- Somebody bet on de bay!
De long tail filly and de big black hoss -- Doo-dah! doo-dah!
Dey fly de track and dey both cut across -- Oh! doo-dah day!
De blind hoss sticken in a big mud hole -- Doo-dah! doo-dah!
Can't touch bottom wid a ten foot pole -- Oh! doo-dah day!
Old muley cow come on to de track -- Doo-dah! doo-dah!
De bob-tail fling her ober his back -- Oh! doo-dah day!
Den fly along like a rail-road car -- Doo-dah! doo-dah!
Runnin' a race with a shootin' star -- Oh! doo-dah day!
Seen dem flyin' on a ten mile heat -- Doo-dah! doo-dah!
Round de race track, den repeat -- Oh! doo-dah day!
I win my money on de bob-tail nag -- Doo-dah! doo-dah!
I keep my money in an old tow-bag -- Oh! doo-dah day!
-Steven Foster 1850
Monday, June 25, 2007
Sunday, June 24, 2007
23 June 2007 On the Eddy and visiting the remains of the Kinzua Bridge
I didn't include the bridge photos at first. This was our second trip to the area since the bridge was destroyed by a tornado. It is a shame to see the PA state parks let this park die. If they had restored the bridge, it might still be intact. If they stabilized the remians of the bridge and cleaned the park, the visitors would return. As it is now the local village is dying very quickly and this park is a ghost town. This place has so many happy memories for me....