Saturday, July 21, 2007

Pleased in Pennsylvania

(Wilkes-Barre, PA) - Welcome to wonderful Wilkes-Barre, nestled neatly on the beautiful banks of the sleepy Susquehanna. This Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce moment is brought to you by Arena Football, which brings our traveling party to this unlikely destination somewhere in the middle of the Keystone State.
The place really is pretty, and it's getting better. A major development is underway along the city's riverfront. It's a big pile of dirt at the moment, but the renderings posted publicly indicate the largely neglected downtown waterfront will soon be transformed into something of a showplace. Highly-regarded Wilkes University is situated in a stately setting near the river and King's College is nearby.
I learned all this by fundamental means. I took a walk along the river. We are staying at a downtown hotel, right on the public square. We are surrounded by mountains and the weather is perfect, sunny with temperatures in the high 70's.
When I left, I wasn't sure if I was going to Scranton or Wilkes-Barre. The airport is actually in Avoca, so we could have gone either way. Since the hotel and the arena are in WB, I guess this is the place to be; and there's nothing wrong with that.

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