philly farm fall frolic
Worth the Drive/Ride: Holiday Edition
Excuse the alliteration, but I just came back from visiting a local farm, and I’m feeling frivolous from the fresh air and sugar-frosted apple fritters. After climbing on a tractor to pose for a family picture (which ended up being another “just me” picture because my adolescent sons pretended not to know me and my […]
Calling All Thomas Fans!
Here are 4 sights within an hour’s drive of the GAP area that are “worth the drive” this time of year, particularly if you carpool… 1. Longwood Gardens! Their illuminated walkways, decorated trees, fountain show and plant-induced splendor is absolutely sure to please young and old alike. It’s not a “kiddie” experience by any means, but […]
What is MALT?
Morris Arboretum Garden Railway As GAP readers will know, the Morris Arboretum is a big favorite of my family, and we’ve been to see the Garden Railway many times this summer. Next weekend, 14th to 15th August, will see the railway transformed for Thomas fans for the last time this summer. The Railway is free with […]
Welcome to SEPTA-land
Mt. Airy Learning Tree is a community-based “school” that draws on the human, geographical, and architectural resources of Germantown, Mt. Airy, and Chestnut Hill. Students enroll for $5.oo per term and can participate in classes that range from swimming to computer basics to aromatherapy. Classes may run for 2 hours on an afternoon or for […]
It was about 10:00 pm on a Sunday, and I was strapping my dozing child into her car seat for the last leg of our odyssey that had taken us on the rails up to north-central New Jersey and back in a day. Mommy was exhausted, also, but my face brightened and my long-term memory […]