Interesting times we’re living in right now. Normal is gone for now. I think it’s definitely a smart and good call for the greater good of the population. Hopefully there’s not too much ugliness with greed and overboard capitalism. The other thing is hopefully a plan comes together to help individuals and especially small business owners. The mega corporations ought to be able to weather it. The Waltons and such don’t need a bailout.
I found an old picture from Swatara falls in my pictures. Swatara falls is a nice 25 or so foot waterfall nestled away in the coal region of Pennsylvania. We discovered it through geocaching back when we first started. It’s quick drive up 81 for us and just off the highway. I’ve been wanting to return to the waterfall but we just can’t seem to make it happen. The hike out to it isn’t bad at all.
I came across some old pictures while preparing to upgrade my computer and found a bunch from the neat things we saw while geocaching. A few years back we went on a two day road trip with a friend so we could get the counties and grids we need for the PA Delorme Challenge and the county challenge which we sadly still haven’t finished but that’s another story for another day.
I came across some old pictures while preparing to upgrade my computer and found a bunch from the neat things we saw while geocaching. In July 2002 miners working in the Quecreek mine broke into an old abandoned mine that was flooded. The water quickly flooded their mine trapping them underground. Rescue operations began quickly. and after being trapped for 77 hours the miners were all rescued and all of them survived.
Wow.. This is pretty interesting to me. I heard on the news that the earthquakes are continuing in York county. One even occurred while a scientist was setting up a portable seismograph. They say they hope to be able to detect where exactly the tremors are happening so they can determine the cause. They seem to be pretty weak quakes but still it’s pretty unusual on the east coast and even more unusual to have a swarm of them like Dillsburg has been experiencing.
I thought this was worth noting since this area is not exactly geologically active. I just heard on the news that Dillsburg, PA had another minor earthquake Sunday. They just had one a few weeks ago. No damage or anything like that. Quakes are just unusual in that area. When you think about it though, there has to be some unknown faults underground from when the Appalachian mountains were formed.
Last weekend we visited Bushkill falls in northeastern Pennsylvania. Our trip began on an ugly looking day in which it looked like it could rain at any minute. It was a bit of a later start than I would have liked but that happens some times. It’s only about a 2½ hours drive from here. When we arrived the sun came out and pretty much stayed out the whole time. That’s something we haven’t seen a lot of this spring.
Last Saturday Lynn called us and asked if we wanted to go caching with her. We decided to go. We went up along 61 in the mountains of Central Pa. We’d love to get up there more but Molly’s car opposes hills let alone the steeper stuff up there. It was a fun day with a few snow squalls. Pretty cool for being early April! We ended up near Centralia so we stopped in to see the cracked road.