Things Stitched

August 07, 2006

Huntingdon County, PA

Our vacation in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania...

We went to a small outdoor Amish Farmer's Market in Belleville, PA. They all drive horse and buggies, so this is a picture of their "parking lot". We bought 10 dozen ears of corn to come home and freeze. Got to love fresh corn in the freezer.

Next, we went to Lincoln Caverns in Huntingdon. The temperature in the caverns is always 52 degrees. It felt so good inside. It was a very interesting story to those caverns that we all enjoyed.

Next, was Horseshoe Curve in Altoona. What a beautiful scene.

Next, we went to Trough Creek State Park. We walked over a Swinging Bridge, past Rainbow Falls, past the Rhododendron Trail and up to Balanced Rock.

Balanced Rock appears to be perched on the edge of a cliff, ready to fall off at any moment into Great Trough Creek far below. This “erosion remnant” has hung here for thousands of years. Once part of a higher cliff, the hard rock of Balanced Rock was sitting on a layer of soft rock. The soft rock on the cliff face eroded first, easing Balanced Rock into its angled perch hanging over the valley. Eventually the soft rock around Balanced Rock eroded away, leaving the rock balanced on the edge of the cliff.

Last, was the East Broad Top Railroad in Orbisonia. It was an 11 mile ride and a rickety track. The kids loved it.