My husband latched on to a brochure I found advertising something called The Country Kettle, a gift and candy shop. He punched in the GPS for that and soon we were spending about 40 minutes driving down 290, I think it was, to East Stroudsburg.
|A shop full of expensive goodies - and fudge.|
|A large selection of ornaments yielded two|
fire trucks for my tree.
|I loved the Star Wars nutcrackers - and immediately|
wanted Lord of the Rings ones instead.
|This showcase of Russian nesting dolls was lovely.|
|The first store that caught my eye was this one - one I suspect community leaders|
would rather not have there.
|The theater reminded me of the Grandin Road area of Roanoke.|
|A good view of how Main Street looked.|
|This says "Stroudsburg Birthplace of the Nationwide J. J. Newberry Co. Stores." |
I loved Newberry's when I was a child - there was one in Salem that I visited frequently
with my grandmother. Good memories.
|Another shot of Main Street. It was very well-kept and I thought a lovely community. |
We did not stop, unfortunately.
|I saw several book stores while we were in the Poconos - and I was so glad!|
|This was on the other end of Main Street. Condoms on one end, psychics on the other. |
By this time we were quite a ways from our hotel in LeHighton even though that was where we were heading - back to the hotel. We did not stop in Stroudsburg because my husband had another destination in mind. If I ever get beyond the Mason Dixon again, I wouldn't mind visiting this county seat for a day, and actually walking the street instead of just driving through.