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Monday 31st July 2006

Lemoyne, Pennsylvania

After driving across the country with Luke and exploring the East Coast it was time to chill for a bit and catch up on some sleep. My friend Kate (who I met in Oz when she was studying abroad) had just bought a house and had plenty of spare room so kindly invited me to crash there for a while.

The World Cup soccer was on so I spent a fair bit of time on the couch cheering on the Aussies. The pub down the road also had $1.50 Buds for the whole world cup so I may have gone there to watch a few games as well.

There was a whole bunch of Americans living near by who I knew from when they were in oz, so there was never a shortage of parties and things to do. Ryan had a party in Shippensburg and we also went to his cabin in the bush where we ate and drank well and I also got to shoot some guns! Good times!

We visited nearby Baltimore which has a very picturesque harbor and cool atmosphere. We also spent a weekend at Sea Isle City, New Jersey which is on the coast and has nice beaches. There was even some small waves so it was great to get some body surfing in!

The weather was really good and it got damn hot at times so we made the most of it and lived the outdoor life as much as possible. Lemoyne is only a short bike ride across the bridge from Harrisburg so we rode our bikes quite a bit. There was a cool pub called Dukes just down the road which overlooks the Susquehanna River, it was awesome I loved it. We spent quite a few nights there enjoying a quite beer while the sun set!

Kate got an invisible dog fence installed which basically gives the dog an electric shock if he crosses over the border. Kate was working so I was appointed official dog trainer, it was gold. I had a good time. Her dog Brody is gold!

At the end of July my Dad flew in to Washington DC to help me with the drive back to Canada. I drove down and met him at our friends house in DC. It was good to catch up as I hadn’t seen him for 18 months or so! We stayed a night in DC then drove back to Kate’s house for 2 nights then hit the road North towards Canada!

Photos from Lemoyne here:
http://www.danscapers.com/gallery/Pennsylvania




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