McConnells Mill State Park

McConnells Mill State Park

So often, I tend to over-plan a trip. I’ll download and pour over countless maps, line up every possible stop on the way, and research¬†my destination¬†until I’ve taken every element of surprise out of the adventure. Actually, at that point it’s not...
Wissahickon Valley Park

Wissahickon Valley Park

Philadelphia, PA is an exciting city, brimming with history, great food, and if you look hard enough, very nice people. During my wife’s graduate studies at the University of the Arts, we were lucky enough to make several long-time friends. Most of our time in...
Lancaster County – The Amish

Lancaster County – The Amish

July 29th 2003 marked the third anniversary of Slices of America. In celebration, I decided to head out to Lancaster County Pennsylvania to see what Amish life was all about. Angela and I packed sandwiches, drinks, and snacks and headed west out of Philadelphia. The...
St. John Neumann Pilgrimage

St. John Neumann Pilgrimage

While living in Philadelphia back in 2003, I caught wind of two amazing things at once. For starters, there existed a Mario Lanza Museum less that a mile from our apartment. Secondly, Philadelphia was home to the remains of an actual Catholic Saint – St. John...
Rally for America: Valley Forge, PA

Rally for America: Valley Forge, PA

On March 16, 2003, Glenn Beck (of 1210 AM WPHT Philadelphia) led a crowd of 10,000+ in what he dubbed a “Rally for America”. It wasn’t a pro-war rally. It wasn’t an anti-war rally. It was a rally for our troops. It was a rally for our young men...