Thursday, June 2, 2016

YOU KNOW SUMMER IS HERE

Even though it is officially still spring, you know summer is here when the Mistress has been away for the Memorial  holiday weekend. I have also finalized four other vacations. I'm happy to report the clan and I had a fabulous time at my friend Preston's friends secluded cabin he has in the Pocono Mountains. This trip should not be confused with those I go on to The Woods Campground. But worry not, I have a couple long weekends planned to go there. No, this weekend was a very relaxing one, and a hot one. We had several long hikes, smoked some Cubans, had a campfire each night, outdoor cooking.  I swear food taste better over a fire doesn't it??? We even took a skinny dip! or three. I will say....it was good to be away from civilization. One could see as far as the eye could see.....
 
one of our visitors. Thank goodness it wasn't a bear!
 
GERONIMOOOOOOOO
 
The lovely cabin. It was a tight fit with five of us. I think we slept like a deck of cards.
 
On Tuesday before heading home we drove into Jim Thorpe which wasn't far. I had never been there before, and must say what a adorably quaint town it was. All these woods and a town comes out of nowhere.
 
After a quick stroll we took cocktails at the Harry Packer Mansion.
  In 1874 this magnificent mansion was built as a wedding gift for Harry Packer by his father Asa. Asa Packer was the founder of Lehigh Valley Railroad and Lehigh University. In 1880, after his father's death, Harry added the front veranda and the study wing. These additions were designed by renowned Quaker architect Addison Hutton. The veranda is constructed of New York Blue stone and still boasts its original Mahogany ceiling and tile floor. Herter Brothers of New York City were commisioned to finish the interior following the renovations.In 1983 the mansion was purchased by Robert and Patricia Handwerk. The house was in huge disrepair when they bought it. There was no plumbing or heating in the house. There was electricity on the first floor and the roof was about to cave in. After many years of blood, sweat and tears it has returned to its former glory, and the daughter of the Handwerks opened up the very nice Libations Lounge where are took to having many stiffeners.
 
the views from the veranda....
 
Can you believe how quaint this town is right in the middle of the woods??? It was really a rather lovely weekend, and luckily I didn't fall off any mountains ledges being that high up. I also enjoyed multiple wieners on a stick. But you know summer is here, when meanwhile at the City House.......
 
the ex boytoy went and got Buster Bolfig Borghese his very own swimming pool and was placed , mind you, up on the garden rooftop, with panoramic views of downtown Philadelphia. That pup has it made. Now I should probably teach Buster a Esther Williams backstroke synchronized routine.
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34 comments:

  1. I have always heard of Jim Thorpe, but never have been. This looks like a nice William and I weekend trip sometime. I would love to see and tour that mansion. What a splendid weekend away. Not much of a woods gal, but must admit the scenery is quite nice!!!!!

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    1. You should, the Harry Packer Mansion is also a bed and breakfast.

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  2. Loverly, loverly tour. Enjoy all the history you all have back East. And love Buster - Abby and Tar send kisses and slurps.

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    1. You just know they all three would like it's one huge water dish.

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  3. Beautiful scenery...especially those bare asses. That Buster is lucky...he gets a whole pool while I can't even find a tub to soak my feet.

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  4. I know I enjoyed myself over the weekend. You forgot to tell all about the guy who happened by while we were swimming! I would love to know what went threw his mind,lol. Let's do it again.

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    1. He probably thought Chi Chi LaRue was on breaking from directing.

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  5. BUSTER!!!!! Will there be more pictures of you naughty boys skinny dipping?

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  6. What a delightful post and the photos are absolutely wonderful. There's nothing better (well, almost....) than spending time in the secluded, rejuvenating company of Mother Nature.

    If I can't go skinny dipping in the lake, I'll at least wade in the pool. Move over, Buster!

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    1. It's nice to get away from it all once in a while. I hear now the pool and the lake can be all yours.

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  7. It looks charming, I'm eaten up with jealousy.

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  8. What a lovely weekend. Had I been there, this old queen could have been a loofa sponge for you all! Buster looks skeptical

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  9. "It was a tight fit with five of us." - heh heh heh.

    lucky buster with a rooftop pool!

    fun times, with naked men and cock-a-tails and splendid scenery and more cock-a-tails!

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  10. I wonder how the residents make a living in that lovely little town. Do they commute somewhere for their day jobs?

    How cold was the water, Mistress? I believe things shrivel up in the cold. :)

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    1. I do think a lot commute to NYC. Except for the few who own business there. The water was cold.....but with the heat in the sun, all of it returned to normal in no time.

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  11. What a great trip, and what a cute town.

    Harry Packer, by the way, was my porn name. Just sayin'.

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  12. Beautiful pictures, and summer is definitely here. It might hit 100 degrees today and tomorrow where I'm at.

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  13. Oh, I just KNEW there would at least be some skinny-dipping. You didn't disappoint! Yes, I must agree that food tastes much better when done over the flames of a campfire.
    Love the photos of the mansion - and the story of it. That kind of stuff has always fascinated me. Thank you!
    Now, I send you hugs! and ask you to share one of them with Buster. Have a terrific weekend!

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  14. I love a good weekend in the mountains like this. And nothing like some good male bonding together. The mansion looks amazing. Now , will buster have a raft to float on also? He is indeed a lucky dog

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    1. He loves to swim, but i was told he looked at the thing and wouldn't get in.

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  15. Any time to go skinny dipping is a good time if you ask me. I was in the Pocono Mountains once...very picturesque.....and seemed to just go on and on and on. How cute buster got his own pool. He must like the water.

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  16. Does this mean now you'll work three days between now and fall? Nice that you let your buoys out to float. Meanwhile will buster do water tricks?

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    1. All they did was bob,bob,bob along.......

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  17. Sound like so much fun, beautiful scenery and gratuitous Buster picture, but no cock pictures....you guys were already naked.......

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  18. You sure know how to rough it. You poor boys in that primitive cabin. And here I thought all that was left of the Poconos were champagne-glass-shaped bath tubs. I've always wanted to see as far as the eye could see. It must be amazing... unless the eye couldn't see very far, I suppose.

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    1. Funny you should mention champagnes glass shaped tubs. I just saw photos a photographer did on abandoned places, and one of them was a hotel in the Pocono's. Eerie.......

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    2. Oh, groan. I had a cousin who actually spent her honeymoon at "beautiful Mount Airy Lodge," which is now Mount Airy Casino Resort, apparently. They took photos in their champagne glass tub. My mother would want me to make it clear that they were "from the other side of the family."

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    3. Hahahaha! What a great story. There are always the racy ones in any family I suppose.

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  19. The view from your veranda is stunning.
    JP

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  20. That's waterfall would certainly be wonderful on a hot day. How cute the pup got his own pool.....id gladly swim with him.

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