Trip Report: Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
Since our Glen Onoko Falls struggle didn't leave us time to explore the picturesque town of Jim Thorpe, PA as we'd intended, Matt and I vowed to return.
I'm a bit startled to report that we did just that, and within a week or so of our original trip.
We didn't have a ton of time to explore, but we decided to walk through and stop in anywhere that caught our (my) fancy.
In case you haven't met me, this meant stopping into cute cafes and bookshops.
Can I just say that Jim Thorpe does cafes perfectly?
There was The Muggle's Mug (if you don't know without me telling you that that's Harry Potter themed, then we can't be friends) and more than one Alice in Wonderland themed cafe. I was charmed.
The town boasts more than one bookshop as well, and each one had really lovely people working there.
There's an outdoor shop that rents bicycles and will even shuttle you up the mountain if you only want to ride down (sign me up for that come summer!).
There's a store that sells exotic jerky (Matt's idea of heaven, basically--he owns a dehydrator, I'm convinced, purely so he can nurse his dream of one day starting a jerky empire).
The architecture in the town is--there's no other word for it--adorable. With the mountains as a backdrop and a train that seems like it's straight out of a fairytale, I'm not sure how it could be better.