Sunday, June 23 – Sunbury, PA

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(Click any photo to enlarge.) ***Scroll down to see my offer for Red Cross donations.*** County Courthouse There were elks on the lodge! I am on a road trip, with the ultimate destination of Seneca Falls, NY.  My friend Norma is with me, and today we took off up Rt. 15, following the Susquehanna River past Harrisburg, stopping at a town on the river called Sunbury. Sunbury, according to Wikipedia, was established in 1724 when it was the westernmost settlement in Pennsylvania.  Its claim to fame came in 1883 when Thomas Edison installed the first three-wire electric lighting system in what was then the City Hotel.  In later years, it was renamed the Edison Hotel, still in operation today. Love this reflection The town is bordered on one side by the river, but there is a 6 foot sea wall, prohibiting a view of the river from the street.  Norma and I walked to the sea wall, then discovered that there was a gazebo and a walkway providing access to the river a block away.  When we got to the river, there was a wonderful paved promenade along the river, bordered by wildflowers.  People were jogging and walking on the pavement, and there were boaters and waterskiers in the river. We walked back to the center of town to the town square, passing numerous brick Victorians.  The beautiful courthouse was built in 1865.  We continued along the main street, finding the commercial district.  There were a few shops, none of them open, such as antiques and thrift shops.  There was one Italian restaurant that was open, with a few people going in and out.  However, the town was very sleepy for a Sunday afternoon, and even the grocery store was not open.  There were a few people enjoying the park, but not much was going on, until we heard an alarm sounding off. Thrift Store Wench Manless legs Two of the local police came in a hurry across the street, guns drawn, to investigate a possible break-in at an apartment building.  At that same moment, the proprietor of the hot dog shop stuck her head out the door to tell them that the alarm goes off at least once a day, so that there was probably no need for the hurry. We ducked into "The Squeeze In," the name ofsaid hotdog shop, to get a cold drink.  The place was only about 10 feet wide, with four stools and a counter, and the back wall was covered in autographed dollar bills.  Hot dogs covered the tiny grill, and along with drinks, sauerkraut, baked beans, and two kinds of chili toppings, that is all they have sold there since 1945. Squeeze In Composite Where's the dungeon? We made our way back to our car, which was parked near castle-like old fortress topped with barbed wire, which happened to be the Northumberland County Prison.  It was built in 1876, and I can imagine that once someone is faced with entering the doors of that place, they probably feel like they will never come out again. We had a nice walk in Sunbury, finding some great photo ops.  Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings! Click on any photo to enlarge it. ************************************************* Forward me by email any receipt for an online donation made to the Red Cross for disaster relief, and I will send you a 5x7 print of your choice from any of my daily photo walks or from my website.  Offer good until September 2, 2013. Visit my web site: camscamerashots.zenfolio.com Follow me on Twitter: @camscamerashots Email:  cam.miller@comcast.net Cam's rules for the Daily Photo Walk: walk every day the walk must be in addition to any other planned activity for the day post a photo every day use whatever camera is easy and convenient for walking comfortably; always have a backup camera at the ready in case of mishaps (I use the Nikon Coolpix P7700) no weather excuses walk only where it is safe to do so

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