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At Home in the Poconos

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{Date of Visit Oct. 13 - 19, 2013}

When I was young I had no idea how lucky I was to have both of my parents grow up near the Poconos. My dad's family had farmed on the outskirts of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania and my mom was raised in Kunkletown a few miles away. I was raised an Air Force brat, having been born in Japan and then dragged around the United States my first 23 years. But one thing my dad was good at was taking my sister and I back to "home" to visit our extended family.

I have fond memories of Christmases and Fourth of July's spent either sledding down the hill behind the old Buzzard house (well, except for the one time my sister crashed our sled into a tree, my face taking the brunt of the impact) or camping in the summer along McMichaels Creek a few hundred yards behind my dad childhood home. This was true country living...no neighbors for miles (and even they were likely to be other members of the Weber clan) along a hardly maintained county road.

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