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.

Why is the coolest building in town always the prison?
  OK, you guys need to guard against flooding--but you could do better then that!  There are a couple of metal stairways where you can cross over--only to find an even uglier rock levee 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...

 

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