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Christkindl Market in the snow

Snow ruined some of my weekend plans – a bus trip to New York City – but my fiance and I decided to brave the snow and do something fun anyway and we headed to Christkindl Market in Mifflinburg.

I had never been and wanted to see what it was like. We headed out early to avoid the worst of the storm – but it was still pretty cold.

The moving Christmas tree was really cool. I don’t know too much about German traditions so it was really cool to see something new and different.

Of course, I made Mike pose in front of it, despite the freezing temperatures:

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The highlight of the whole thing was the food.

It was truly a food-centric fair, with enough schnitzel to shake a stick at. But it was delicioussss. And very affordable.

A lady in front of us at the Brat House said she would come out in 10 inches of snow to get their sandwiches and Mike tried one. He loved it.

20131216-092310.jpg This is definitely one festival I’d go to again.

Do you go to Christkindl market? What’s your favorite part?

Doing their part to help others with no complaints

Last week, I spent my Friday morning at the Herr Library in Mifflinburg, where they were loading up two crates with supplies to take to the tornado-devastated areas of Oklahoma.

One thing both photographer Rob Inglis and I commented on was that there were probably 10 or so children and teens there to help at 9 a.m. on a Friday morning during summer – and we heard not one complaint.

It was really a very exciting and positive thing.

I myself have never had a problem getting up early to do what I have to do (seriously, I used to get up at 6 a.m. every day as a kid to get on the computer before everyone else was awake back in the days where you had one computer and had to share it). However, my sisters can’t really say the same thing.

And to see these young people offering their time to a good cause was very inspiring and made the morning just a little bit brighter.

Here’s some photos of the load-up:

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Worst construction spot in the Valley?

ImageIt’s spring – the birds are chirping, the temperature has finally risen above 50, and – of course – construction zones are everywhere.

Four of the major projects in the Valley are:

  • Route 54 through Danville
  • Route 11 into Northumberland from Danville
  • The Selinsgrove bridge work
  • Mifflinburg work on Route 45

That’s a lot. But how much do they affect your commute?

The Route 11 work does cause a litle hold-up heading into Norry, but traffic does seem to flow – it appears to be the same way with the Route 54 work, though traffic does stop frequently near the light at 11 and 54.

One zone I’ve heard horror stories about is the bridge work in Selinsgrove – people are being delayed – in some cases – over an hour in their journeys.

I haven’t heard about Mifflinburg, though apparently that’s a bad one too.

So now I ask you – what have you seen? What are your tips for getting through them?