My mother always said, "Everything changes once you hit the Poconos." She was talking about weather patterns, and I suppose there are actual scientific reasons that make the weather change when you hit the Poconos, but there is also something magical about these mountains. You should go check it out.
My dear friend Veronica got Rachel and me a weekend getaway in a cabin in the Poconos as a wedding gift. It's hard to choose a time to head to Poconos. Between the canoeing and hiking in the summer, the skiing in the winter, and the fall colors that cannot be beat, the Poconos are amazing in every season. We chose to head up around Valentine's Day because what else we were going to do for Valentine's Day, you know? The cabin Veronica got us was right on a late in a little community of cabins, but since it was the off-season, there were few other people there. We arrived at our cabin late on Friday night and fell asleep in the perfect mountain silence.
Listen, guys, before you raise any eyebrows at me, let me just say that romance can happen anywhere, ok? Yeah. Even Wilkes Barre.
The organization I work for has a fundraising dinner once a year, and part of the fundraising effort includes at silent auction. The items up for silent auction are mostly the result of my organization's small staff guilting their professional and personal contacts into donating something weird. I suppose it is a typical silent auction for a non-profit. There are always items that are simply too unappealing to even get a pity bid, and they go to staff for a heavy discount after the dinner is over. This year I got a pair of Danskos and A WEEEKEND GETAWAY TO WILKES BARRE PENNSYLVANIA!
Rachel was pretty excited when I told her that I won her a one-night stay at a resort in coal country.
And I am here to tell you that it was totally awesome. We decided to go when the leaves would be colorful. Once we got to the Woodlands Resort we realized we w...