0164. The Susquehanna Towns Tour (USA 091--new)
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Episode 06 Susquehanna Tour
I've gotta squeeze in on more two-day tour before my move to Morocco--so the question is: Do I head out west to Pittsburgh? South to Maryland? No. I've got a couple of towns up in north/northeast Pennsylvania that I skipped on previous trips--so I decide to do a quite tour up along the Susquehanna river and its tributaries.
First town: straight north is Sunbury. It's right across the river from Selinsgrove, where this whole parkbenching adventure started last summer.
Sunbury is a bit of a disappointment--a along the river there's this big, ugly concrete wall blocking the view of the river and the beautiful cliffs on the other side.
Saw what looked like a cool castle in the middle of town... turned out to be--you guessed it... a prison... I figure, if the coolest building in town is a prison, there’s got to be something wrong with this place… (see also: Lancaster, PA, Batavia, NY, Souk El Arba, Morocco…)
There is a nice, shady plaza in front of the town hall where a couple of reporters are hanging out, waiting for a jury to make a decision on a wife murder trial...
Sunbury seems to be a popular place for retirement living... and it's got a bit of industry/warehousing right in town--so relatively speaking, it's a fairly lively Pennsylvania town...
Now let's head upriver a bit...