Tag Archives: Poconos

Afternoon View – Tranquility Base

We had a relatively quick exit from Manhattan this morning on our way to Hillside Campground in the Poconos Mountains of eastern Pennsylvania, where today I begin my tenth consecutive summer of Hillside weekends. After our traditional lunch at the fab Jefferson Diner in northern New Jersey, we arrived more than an hour earlier than usual. No traffic, no thunderstorms, ...

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Evening View – Tranquility Base

Aaron, Chris and I got a later start than normal this morning, so we’re just now setting up camp in the twilight. It’s “Illuminations” weekend at Hillside, the time when everybody decorates their sites with strings of lights and many, many, many tea candles. Gay. The entire camp is mobbed this weekend, with more tents per site than I’ve ever ...

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Tranquility Base

After congratulating ourselves for such a great job of packing the rental car, we arrived in the mountains to realize that we’d forgotten our largest item – the campsite canopy – forcing Chris to get a little inventive with a giant tarp. It poured most of last night, but the rain let up for the few hours of the bonfire ...

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Afternoon View – Hillside Rec Hall Party

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Morning View – Hillside Campground

Isn’t it funny that we have wi-fi out here in the boonies? It poured all the way here (screw you Weather.com) and it poured most of last night. But things let up around 10PM and we were treated to spectacular skies as we gathered around the rec hall bonfire. I had forgotten about stars. There’s a lot of ’em. It’s ...

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