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Thursday, April 19, 2012

A to Z Blogfest, Around the World in 30 Days - Quakertown PA

"Spring Trees" acrylic painting by MMSikes hangs in Quakertown
The letter "Q" was a tough one for the Passenger to Paradise. Around the World in 30 Days, she wanted an exotic destination and considered Quebec. However, she used that location in the A to Z Blogfest last year and didn't want the same one. After thinking for at least 24 hours, she selected Quakertown PA. This is a place she's visited a few times. Because of its location 50 miles north of Philadelphia, the drive there can be grueling. Along the way, you might encounter an Amish horse and buggy which adds atmosphere to the community of about 9000 people.

In the early 1800s, the little settlement was known as Great Swamp. During the Revolutionary War, the Liberty Bell is said to have been concealed there en route to a hiding place in Allentown. Located in Upper Bucks County, the community has some historic places and a few restaurants to visit.

If you're driving in the area, stop by and visit a restaurant and some shops. The Passenger to Paradise was glad she did.


Grover said...

Sounds like a cool place to visit.

Monti said...

Thanks, Grover for stopping by!

Guilie said...

I've actually been there (many many eons ago), and I remember it as a fantastic place. Being Mexican, the Amish and Quaker lifestyle was a complete discovery for me, and when I was twelve I thought wearing long dresses and bonnets every day was nothing short of paradise. And the buggies! My picture of the whole thing might have skewed a bit with time, but I still remember this place fondly. Thanks for the memory!

Monti said...

Thanks for your comments from memory lane, Guilie. Am glad you have good memories!

Chuck said...

Great one for Q...any spare thoughts for U, I seem to have struck a dead end.

Monti said...

Chuck, I don't have one for "U" yet either! I'm thinking!