Wednesday, January 23, 2019

{Travel} Holiday Weekend in Jim Thorpe, PA - Part 2

This is the second and last part of our holiday getaway to Jim Thorpe, PA.
After the Santa train ride we walked around the town and up to the Asa Packer Mansion.
This was the home of the philanthropist, train magnet and founder of Lehigh University, Asa Packer. #noslouch
The mansion looks out onto the town of Jim Thorpe.
Next door to the mansion is the Harry Packer Mansion Inn.
It is said that the design of this house inspired Disney's Haunted Mansion and I agree that it reminds me of it.

The town also has March Chunk Opera House (the town was previously called Mauch Chunk before it was renamed for Olympic athlete Jim Thorpe).

We stopped back in at Muggle Mug for some coffee.
This was the mirror in the ladies room!
You can't see it in the photo but it did flurry a little bit on this day.
We had lunch at the Broadway Grille.
We shared this amazing appetizer of carmelized Brussels sprouts and butternut squash.
We went in most of the shops in town and visited my favorite one called Somersault Press.    They create and print beautiful stationery and invitations. I stocked up on their hilarious cards while I was there.
We stopped in at Big Creek Vineyard and Winery for a wine tasting.
It was the perfect spot to get warm and take a break on a cold day.
That night we had dinner at Bonnie & Clyde Pub and Grille.
In the morning we took a quick drive back through town.
We followed the signs to a scenic overlook and stopped for breakfast at the Bagel Bunch--it was such a great little breakfast and lunch spot. I would definitely go there again.
We also stopped at Country Junction on our way home.  It's the world's largest general store apparently and the place is huge.   I feel like it's expanded since the last time we were there.
It's definitely a fun place to poke around.  You never know what you're going to find!

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Andrea Nine said...

The mansions are so cool!

Creations By Cindy said...

Great pictures as always. OOH, I would have loved to went on a carriage ride! You sure know how to make a girl feel as though she was on the trip with you. I love it! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Carla from The River said...

As always.. I enjoy traveling with you. :-)

Barefoot by the Sea said...

Awww, I love seeing all the highlights from your Christmas getaway! So fun! That appetizer looked amazing btw!

Tamar SB said...

What a beautiful town!! Those Brussel sprouts look amazing!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I love touring historical towns and homes. This is a beautiful place to visit!

Elise Von E said...

Wow, that mansion dies look like the Disney haunted mansion, so cool!!
Such great photos, looks like an amazing trip!

xx, Elise

Annsterw said...

I am adding this place to my list of must sees - great post! I am now following you - you can follow back if you wish at Annster's Domain

Mother of 3 said...

What a neat town! I have never heard of this area of PA but it looks like something I'd enjoy.

Meditations in Motion said...

Perfect spot to spend a long weekend! And I think they have a half marathon there too. It's only about 1.5 hours from our house. Thanks for the info!

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