Introducing Andrew to Pennsylvania

Friday was the start of my spring break and my parents and I made plans to spend a long weekend in Pennsylvania. I haven’t seen my grandma in at least a year and Andrew has never met her. It’s a twelve hour drive there, so I packed my headphones and coloring books and we were off Saturday morning at 530 AM.

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I love being in Pennsylvania, or at least the area my grandma lives because everything is very simple. The nearest Walmart or even grocery store is about a 20 or 30 minute drive and – we hadn’t noticed this before – the town she lives in is called a village.

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I don’t think I could live out so far away from “civilization” but I love going to visit. It’s nice to get away and to just be with my dad’s side of the family. I don’t get to see them nearly enough and Andrew has only met most of them once at my brother’s wedding so it was nice for him to meet them again before the wedding in August.

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We took a lot of walks, my mom and I showing Andrew the area. We took the bridge across the river and to the railroad tracks and then back to my grandma’s house.

I forgot how much I missed my grandpa when we went back up. My grandma loves to talk about him and everything just feels off without him there. I wish Andrew could have met him. It’s hard to believe it has almost been four years since his death. We wanted to stop by and see his grave but we just didn’t have time.

We found an old globe in the room upstairs that I had fun looking at. Russia was still the Soviet Union and Myanmar was still Burma. We also found an old album of all my aunts and uncles and their weddings. So much fun looking at all the crazy hair and big glasses. :)

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All the little things that make my grandma’s feel like home. I meant to capture a few more but I was feeling a bit too lazy, haha. All in all, a wonderful relaxing weekend with the family. ❤️

6 thoughts on “Introducing Andrew to Pennsylvania”

  1. To me, living out in a village away from people, sounds wonderful! I’m not exaggerating or being sarcastic either. I wouldn’t mind it in fact. Is it really quiet over there? I love the quiet. Honestly.

    It does not even seem that long ago when you wrote a blog entry about your grandpa’s passing. May he rest in paradise. It’s a shame as well. I wish my boyfriend Tristan could have had the chance to meet my grandmother. I think she would have liked him and him her. If that makes any sense? I really miss my grandmother as well. At least our grandparents gave us some really good memories to remember them by. Right?

    Wow! What a neat looking globe. Tristan and I are still considering in ordering one. We just don’t know from where yet. There was a black one over at Target, however, it looked really cheap, so we’ve decided to keep looking, instead of impulse buying. We’re even considering the one at Barnes And Noble for $50 + dollars. *Sigh* If only we didn’t have that car payment. Ah well.

    I really love seeing the pictures you posted. It looks so peaceful. And I’m sure it is. Again, I would NOT mind living out in the country like that and away from people. I’ve actually heard of some places that makes you travel 20 or 30 minutes to town. However, I only thought it existed in the past and movies. lol.

  2. I am glad that you had a good time and the scenery looks so pretty.

    Living in a small villiage or town can be very different to city life. My small town only has about 300 residents and is around 54 miles to the closest shopping centres/supermarkets and all that kind of thing. It usually takes an hour each way to get there, so you have to kind of stock up on the things that you need. Even so, the peace and quite is very magical. There is a lot of space between homes and I have Kangaroos that hop around.

    Sorry to have rambled on about where I live, I just wanted to share. >.<

  3. Sounds actually charming. Glad that you had a great Spring Break. It’s amazing what you find in old photo albums or on globes. It tells a story of a long ago past. A past that is different and unique. The scenery looks nice and peaceful this time around, honestly. It makes me think of Animal Crossing (the game) of living in a small town and enjoying it and the residents that live there. That’s probably why I enjoy the game so much, I guess I long for something peaceful.

  4. I’ve been to Pennsylvania once, but it was to visit my friend in Philadelphia. It’s quite different from your photos! I love visiting places that are more remote like your grandma’s place. It just feels more relaxing and simpler than being in the city.

    I also love the hummingbird decorations your grandma has :D Little things like that remind me of my grandpa’s place, which is also filled with many old things. Sounds like a lovely trip!

  5. I love small villages, and this one looks so perfect.
    Being a city kid, I love going on road trips to small quiet places with not much population (not exactly villages)!
    I loved your pictures!

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