Wand'rly Magazine

Jul 30

The curve of a country road against the smooth and old of last century’s barn wood… (at Rural Pennsylvania)

The curve of a country road against the smooth and old of last century’s barn wood… (at Rural Pennsylvania)

The Amish are kind of like a parasitic novelty in Pennsylvania. At the very least they’re a conundrum. They don’t “believe in” zippers, for example. And they seemingly adhere to their beliefs like tape on a hot summer windshield. For example, several men went to prison here because they refused to install a septic system, quoting religious ideals. They do drive around in horse and buggies. They do wear really old fashioned clothing and live an incredibly simple life. A mother and son will knock on your door and ask if you would mind they pick some of the blackberries growing in your yard. Next thing you know there are 25 bearded, broad-chested men clearing your bushes of every last edible item. They live and work a hard, simple life, free of the burdens of consumerism and the sins of men. Except this crew had two massive bulldozers tucked around the corner and a stack of planks so evenly cut and numerous, you just know there’s a circular saw involved at the very least… (at Amish Country)

The Amish are kind of like a parasitic novelty in Pennsylvania. At the very least they’re a conundrum. They don’t “believe in” zippers, for example. And they seemingly adhere to their beliefs like tape on a hot summer windshield. For example, several men went to prison here because they refused to install a septic system, quoting religious ideals. They do drive around in horse and buggies. They do wear really old fashioned clothing and live an incredibly simple life. A mother and son will knock on your door and ask if you would mind they pick some of the blackberries growing in your yard. Next thing you know there are 25 bearded, broad-chested men clearing your bushes of every last edible item. They live and work a hard, simple life, free of the burdens of consumerism and the sins of men. Except this crew had two massive bulldozers tucked around the corner and a stack of planks so evenly cut and numerous, you just know there’s a circular saw involved at the very least… (at Amish Country)

My dad picked about a million #blueberries today. #summertime

My dad picked about a million #blueberries today. #summertime

Jul 29

When I lived in this town, the closest available thing to a craft beer would have been a Yuengling Lager. And as for food, mozzarella sticks and frozen burgers would be the highlight on most restaurant menus. So it’s pretty fabulous to find that a #gastropub has opened up with not only a great selection of beers, but the best grub in town, too. Still, you get your “Mango salsa, what in the…” when the Coors Light crowd rolls in. #beertravel (at Pour on Center)

When I lived in this town, the closest available thing to a craft beer would have been a Yuengling Lager. And as for food, mozzarella sticks and frozen burgers would be the highlight on most restaurant menus. So it’s pretty fabulous to find that a #gastropub has opened up with not only a great selection of beers, but the best grub in town, too. Still, you get your “Mango salsa, what in the…” when the Coors Light crowd rolls in. #beertravel (at Pour on Center)

Jul 28

For all of you non-kid havers out there, excuse the Planes poster, but these movies are a big part of our lives around the ol’ Airstream. Cars 2, eh whatever, the original Planes, not great. But the og Cars is the tale of our lives. An America seemingly lost but still living and well if we’d all just stop and take the scenic route. And the new Planes movie is all about National Parks and where government and nature collide. #goodstuff

For all of you non-kid havers out there, excuse the Planes poster, but these movies are a big part of our lives around the ol’ Airstream. Cars 2, eh whatever, the original Planes, not great. But the og Cars is the tale of our lives. An America seemingly lost but still living and well if we’d all just stop and take the scenic route. And the new Planes movie is all about National Parks and where government and nature collide. #goodstuff

She says, “I don’t wanna be wise, I just wanna stay young.” #socloseyetsofaraway

She says, “I don’t wanna be wise, I just wanna stay young.” #socloseyetsofaraway

Jul 25

#puremichigan #sunset (at Beulah Beach)

#puremichigan #sunset (at Beulah Beach)

The high seas… #fishing (at Frankfort Lighthouse)

The high seas… #fishing (at Frankfort Lighthouse)

Caught #sunrise today over Lake Michigan as we headed out on a charter boat hoping for steelhead and Lake trout.  (at Lake Michigan)

Caught #sunrise today over Lake Michigan as we headed out on a charter boat hoping for steelhead and Lake trout. (at Lake Michigan)

Jul 24

The shores of Lake Michigan. #lighthouse (at Frankfort Beach)

The shores of Lake Michigan. #lighthouse (at Frankfort Beach)