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A Pocono Mountains Weekend Part 4

We spent the weekend of May 5 through May 8 in the Pocono Mountains.  As I have much to share with you, I plan to upload several blog posts about our Pocono Mountains weekend getaway.  This is the third blog post about our weekend.  You may read the first through third blog posts here, here and here.

From Raymondskill Falls we began our drive back to Stroudsburg, via Route 209 South.  We stopped at Dingmans Falls Visitor Center.  The visitor center and the falls are at the end of a 1-mile approach road off Johnny Bee Road, which intersects Route 209 near milepost 14, just south of the traffic light at Routes 209 & 739 in Dingmans Ferry PA.

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The visitor center had not yet opened for the season.

The visitor center’s 2017 operating schedule is May 26 through September 4.  It is open on Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  The visitor center is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

From the visitor center we walked along a wooden boardwalk to Dingmans Falls.

The first waterfall that we saw on our walk was Silver Thread Falls.

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Silver Thread Falls

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Bob and I on the boardwalk trail to Dingmans Falls

The walk to Dingmans Falls was a pleasant and leisurely stroll.  It began to rain while we were on this trail. We were prepared, though. Bob carried an umbrella, and I had my L.L. Bean raincoat.

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Dingmans Falls

According to Internet sources, Dingmans Falls is 130 feet tall and is Pennsylvania’s second tallest waterfall.

We returned to the visitor center by retracing our footsteps.

We left Dingmans Falls Visitor Center at 1:43 pm. We hadn’t yet eaten lunch. It was raining. Rather than have a picnic lunch, we decided to eat a late lunch out and save our picnic lunch for later at the hotel.

We ate lunch at Alaska Pete’s Roadhouse Grille in Marshall Creek.  This was a very nice restaurant.  Here are a couple pictures of the view from our table.

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Alaska Pete’s Roadhouse Grille

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It was Bob’s birthday, and he ordered prime rib.

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Bob’s prime rib meal

I ordered Chicken Parmesan and brought back to the hotel 1/2 of my meal. Bob and I could easily share rest of my meal for lunch and our hunger would be satisfied. The rain stopped while we were eating.

We made two stops before returning to the hotel. We stopped at Walmart and picked up Earl Grey K-cups and creamer.  Our room at Flower Field Inn & Cottages had a Keurig coffee maker.  Coffee K-cups were provided, along with sugar and dry creamer.  Tea K-cups were not provided.  I wanted hot tea available for rest of our weekend stay, which was forecast to be chilly and wet.  We stopped also at Best Buy, where Bob looked for a charger for his Fitbit. Bob had forgotten to bring the charger for his Fitbit.  Best Buy didn’t have a charger available.

The reason that we decided to come to the Pocono Mountains, Stroudsburg in particular, was for Bob to meet up with motorcycling friends who are members of the Northeast contingent of the Vulcan Riders & Owners Club (NEVROC).  There was a Bug Run scheduled for Sunday, May 7.  Each year, in the Spring, NEVROC rides the Bug Run in memory of Don “Foggy” Conner, a fellow rider and member of NEVROC. Bob made plans to go on the Bug Run a few weeks prior.  On our way back to Flower Field Inn & Cottages from Best Buy I received a Facebook message from Brian, one of our motorcycling friends. He said that Sunday’s Bug Run was postponed, moved to May 13th.  As it turned out, that run was postponed also due to weather.  The Bug Run finally took place on May 21.  This was the second year in a row that Bob attempted to ride the Bug Run.  Last year he did meet up with his motorcycling friends for breakfast.  A Bug Run was attempted but stopped early because of rain.  Perhaps one year Bob will be able to ride the Bug Run with his motorcycling friends.

We returned to the hotel around 5:30 pm, where we relaxed for rest of the day.

Stay tuned!  More details and photographs of our Pocono Mountains Weekend still to come!

 

6 Responses to “A Pocono Mountains Weekend Part 4”

  1. Eileen

    Hello, I like that cute visitor center. The waterfalls are pretty, both are seen during one walk? The food sounds yummy. I will have to google this area and the waterfalls. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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    • Linda G.

      Hi Eileen. Yes, both waterfalls are seen during one walk. Once you reach the big falls, you can climb steps for other vantage points to see Dingmans Falls. We didn’t climb the steps this time.

      Reply
  2. seniorhiker

    Bob has not had much success with the Bug Run, but I’m glad you got to see — and share — these beautiful waterfalls. It also looks as if he had an awesome birthday dinner.

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  3. DeniseinVA

    Great photos of the falls and though the photo of you and Bob was great too. Did you get your hair cut short or is it tied back? It looks really nice. I’m thinking of doing the same with mine in a week or so, getting it cut I mean. Hope Bob gets to go on his ride next time. Thanks for the fun trip, it’s nice going along 🙂

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  4. Lorraina

    Happy belated birthday to Bob. Too bad about the weather not going your way but trust it will soon. I watched your team knock out the last Canadian team tonight. Best wishes for your team against Anaheim.

    Reply

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