EAST COAST ADVENTURES PART 3

Last week, I shared Part 1 and Part 2 of our East Coast Adventure trip. We travelled with Mark’s sister, Karen, and her husband, Shannon and had THE BEST TIME! If you missed those posts, you can read them HERE and HERE.

Part 1 had us visiting Philadelphia, PA and Atlantic City, NJ. In Part 2, we travelled to Baltimore, MD, Gettysburg, PA, Harrisburg, PA, and ended our day in East Stroudsburg, PA.


Day 3, we woke up in the Poconos!

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We stayed at the cutest little Bed and Breakfast, The Cranberry Manor, in East Stroudsburg, PA.
It reminded me of the Lorelai’s house in Gilmore Girls!

It had a cute little Gazebo in the side yard and this beautiful red barn on the other side of the property.

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We didn’t spend much time at the B&B but we did enjoy a wonderful breakfast each morning!

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After our breakfast, we headed to explore Bushkill Falls.


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There are several different trails you can choose to hike to see the waterfalls depending on how much time you want to spend there and how much walking/hiking/stairs you want to do. We, of course, decided to do them ALL! Never know if we’ll be back so let’s do it!

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Friends, this place was amazing!
That’s me and Karen on the bridge!


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The sounds of the waterfalls were so peaceful.

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We hiked alongside the water for a while at the beginning.

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It was so beautiful! The weather that morning was perfect!


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They had a ton of heavy rain come through causing some flooding issues a few days before we arrived. We came across this tree on the trail that had been uprooted by the storms. Seriously, look at those roots!!


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There were SO MANY stairs! See all those behind Mark?
We were working off our breakfast and earning our lunch! Ha!

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Mark found another fallen tree.

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One of the last places we hiked was to the top of Bridal Veil Falls. The views were absolutely breathtaking looking out over the mountains. The perfect end to touring Bushkill Falls!

If you are ever in the Poconos, I HIGHLY recommend visiting here!!


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After Bushkill Falls, we decided we hadn’t had enough fun for one day (or activity! Ha!) so we drove to Poconos Treeventures to zipline!

We had to go through some training to learn how to properly secure our harness to the lines to zipline to the next station and also when transferring from one line to the next. Mark and I have ziplined before but we have always been where a staff person secured us. At Treeventures, you are on your own! You zipline through the trees!

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It took a few stations and then we got the hang of it!



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The course we chose had 9 ziplines.

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Shannon and Mark were the only ones who took their phones on the course. Since we were climbing and zipping most of the time, we didn’t take as many pictures!

We spent about two hours at Treeventures and after all our hiking that morning too, we were STARVING! It was late afternoon and the girls at the ziplines suggested a diner, Pub 570, down the street for lunch.

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I had a pulled pork sandwich with sweet potato fries that was HEAVEN!

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Mark had a philly cheesteak sandwich that was DELICIOUS!


We went back to our B&B to shower and change. The guys wanted to check out Mount Airy Casino Resort that was nearby. We hung out there for a couple hours and called it a night.


Friday morning, we left the Poconos and shopped our way back to Philadelphia. When I say shopped, I mean SHOPPED! We stopped and shopped clothing, accessories, home decor, and even Christmas decorations! We took our time making the 2 1/2 hour drive. We arrived around 5:30pm, turned in our rental car, and checked into our hotel.


We freshened up a little and then called an Uber to take us to Citizens Bank Ballpark!

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We had tickets to the Phillies vs. Mets game! This is the view from our seats.

Mark is a HUGE baseball fan! He played growing up and in high school and even pitched for ACU in college. Visiting all the major league ballparks is on his bucketlist. We checked another one off for him!

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After the game, there was an Old Dominion concert!!

It was perfect weather! They performed for about an hour and then we Ubered back to our hotel to call it a night.

We had an early morning train to catch to NEW YORK CITY!!

Come back tomorrow for the final Part 4 post of our trip!

Happy Tuesday, friends!!

XO