8/5/14 Tuesday in East Stroudsburg,PA (Timothy Lake South-TT/OW)
Called DISH again only to be told (again) that we need to have a technician come to our rig and change our satellite dish so it would see the satellites. Apparently the satellites have changed their orbit. No charge thank heavens. Question: why did we get our New York local stations without all this? When we were in Maine they said it was only in Maine that there would be this issue. Oh well. So we get to wait tomorrow from noon to 5 for the tech to show up.
I saw a deer early (6 am) this morning. It was calm (pretty far from me but in the campground). Just lovely.
Got our lunch packed and we were on our way by 9:40 am. Bushkill Falls was recommended by the gal at the Pocono Visitor Bureau. It’s private so the fee was $11.50/senior. Well worth it. We took the long hike (2.5 hours) and were glad we did. Gorgeous. Most of the time you walk along a beautiful creek. There are many waterfalls. There’s a lot of tourist stuff but you know we don’t go in for that. We even met a lady on the trail (a couple times) who works there. She walks the trails on her days off.
In the parking lot and our first views
On our way
Bridesmaids Falls (1st)
Bridal Veil Falls we got to walk DOWN 80 steps, others from the other direction walked UP.
Bridesmaids Falls (2nd)
Lower Gorge Falls
Main Falls from below, then from above
Further north on Rt 209 we stopped at Dingman Falls Visitor Center (NPS-free). This was an easy walk along a boardwalk to 2 lovely falls. We even got to talking with 2 couples there. Amazing how much people who love to travel have in common.
Silver Thread Falls. We think the name came from the thin visual thread of water you see. It really starts way at the top, to the right and left of that light struck tree in the center top. John also noted that it’s falling between very straight rock cuts then at the bottom it threads below some rock. You can see that at the top of the last photo.
On our way back the 2nd couple pointed out these 2 cute beavers munching on leaves. Wow. This is the second time we’ve seen live beavers and they were so much closer.
By this time we were very tired, sore feet and toes and happily headed back home. THEN after watching some tapes of “Hell On Wheels” episodes we’d missed with all our non satellite times we went south to Red Robin for my free 10th burger and John got $5 off his burger. Most delicious. Thanks, Red Robin!! We finished our night off with the remaining episodes of “Hell On Wheels” up through the premier for this season, so we’re now caught up.