On Sunday, we took a day trip to the Pococnos in Pennsylvania. We visited Blakeslee, a little town where we used to live and the surrounding area. I don’t think I’ve ever been to specific about our beginnings on here, but it was a very long, exciting, sad, uncomfortable, personal, dramatic beginning, and maybe one day I will share it. I was pregnant with Jonathan when I moved in with my hubs and his family. I’d been wanting to take a trip back to our first home for a long time. it was important for us to show Jon where he lived when he was a baby, places we loved and visited all the time and even the hospital where he was born.
The day was beautiful and the ride down to PA was perfect. The kids loved seeing the beautiful mountains and the Delaware River. We made a quick stop at the Crossings Premium Outlets and took advantage of some great deals. I’m willing to make a trip back and do some shopping there again. After we left the outlets it was only half an hour more until we arrived to Blakeslee. It’s been almost 9 years since we’ve last been there. I have a terrible memory (i hate it) that when I look back I barely remember it. As soon as we got to the house where we used to live it all came back to me. the house is now for sale and since I was last there a lot more houses have been built. We showed Jon the front yard where he used to play with his Dad.
I took pictures of the house, but I don’t know if it’s right to put up on here so I won’t. What I looked forward to the most was stopping about a little ice cream parlor on route 115. When I was pregnant with Jonathan I’d stop by this ice cream parlor on the way to my OBGYN appointment every time. I’d get my cheesecake flavored soft serve on a cone and be on my way to Wilkes-Barre to the hospital. It was my favorite place to go. It was actually closed when we got there. I’m hoping with all my heart that it was just closed that day and not closed down permanently. I did take a few pics of the kids in front of the place though. It’s a cute little stop hidden off the road.
I took a few pics of the kids in front of the place. I watched them and thought wow they’re so big. how far we’ve come. Last time I was here Jon was so tiny and now were a family of four! we’ve been through so much and have come so far. I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful children. Our life isn’t perfect and at times I’ll feel frustrated but I was reminded that we are survivors and as long as we’re together anything is possible!
I thought showing the kids a little bit about our past was a great idea. Would you ever consider taking trips down memory lane by yourself or your family?