Extended Memorial Day Weekend Vacation – Day 5 of 5

Over the past several days I have blogged about our 5-day vacation in SE Pennsylvania. Today, I post the last installment.

We departed Annette and Ken’s house on Monday, May 25th, in the late morning. Approximately 30 minutes later we found ourselves in the picturesque town of Jim Thorpe.

According to Wikipedia, the web-based encyclopedia, the town of Jim Thorpe “has been called the “Switzerland of America” due to the picturesque scenery, mountainous location, and architecture”. Jim Thorpe is also known as the “Gateway to the Poconos.” The highlights of our visit included Race Street, walking up to the Asa Packer Mansion, and watching a Memorial Day service at a Civil War Memorial.

Carbon County Courthouse

St. Mark’s Church on Race Street

Rowhouses on Race Street

Civil War Monument

Asa Packer Mansion

Memorial Day Service at Civil War Monument

We will definitely make a return visit to Jim Thorpe. Our 45-minute stop did not allow adequate time to thoroughly explore this lovely town.

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