Having left y’all at Gamble Run Road, while Jer took you on other landscaped tours, I am now prepared to say farewell to Pine Creek and to Pennsylvania:
Farewell to the mountains, to the Camp, and to all the amenities of the old family homestead.
Farewell to Betty and Geraldine (photo from perhaps 30 years ago), both of whom I got to visit with, thanks to Doris. They are ahead of me as heirs to the Fenstemacher line.
And farewell to the younger generation also, two of whom, my sister Carol and niece Tani, are shown here, clowning at a family dinner.
Farewell also to Philadelphia:
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, whose stairs I climbed but whose art I was too exhausted to examine. I spent most of my four days in the Barnes Collection, just down the mall from this behemoth. Next time….
Farewell also to the view from Sally’s condo, with whom I stayed during my brief Philly tour)
Farewell to the plains of North Dakota (or was it Montana?), photographed as we whizzed by on Amtrak
And Hello to the waters of Puget Sound and the glories of the golden ash trees outside SE Main: