Bike riding and sand castles at Pinchot Park


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Fatty Fernow & Darryl Fluffhead

When wild life comes to your door–or picnic–an ordinary day becomes extraordinary.  A toad and bird became best friends with the kids, at least for the day!

Click the first thumbnail to enjoy the photo gallery!  Thanks for stopping by! ~P.

Big Kids

I didn’t notice in my lease agreement that acting like a kid, laughing and enjoying the summer is not permissible.   Whatever!  When I stop acting like a kid, take me outback and shoot me.  Thank you.

Tesla, Blaine, Ying and I went to Pinchot Park for the past two days.  There are no life guards on duty so there are few swimmers on this side of the lake.  That works out great.  Much quieter and no splashing.

The lake stinks.  When the breeze takes a turn and you get a whiff of the lake stench it’s almost sickening.  It doesn’t bother me for the most part.  I guess I’m used to the dead fish, lake scum smell since my childhood.  Tesla and Blaine said they love the park and that made me smile.  My brothers, sister and I all loved the park too.

The seaweed isn’t bad right now.  I remember in the past it was so thick using a boat with a motor was impossible.  I think it was drained at one point because of the seaweed…or maybe it was drained because of the septic issue.  I’m just not sure.  Either way, it’s an icky thought.

So we swam, caught minnows, ate a picnic lunch, looked for shells, and chatted with other people enjoying their summer.  The kids were fascinated by the fish egg pods that float to shore.  I guess they are fish egg pods….they look like something straight-out of an Aliens movie.  Some were about the size of a volleyball and look sooooo gross that we couldn’t stop poking it.  Equally fascinating to the children (not me this time) was the  foot-long dead fish that floated up to us.  It looked like it took a bullet but I think it was just hook damage.

The only downside of Pinchot is the damn goose poop.  It is everywhere and you’re gonna step in it no matter how careful you are.  Just accept that and walk without looking down.

The geese rule the lake

Goosepoo washes off.


Flooding in York County

Just driving 3/10 of a mile from home and the road was closed.  People just ignored the road closed sign and cones across Carlisle Road.


The basement is dry

they float


new meaning to car wash


Tee Time


Mill was built for the water to pass underneath


Coolers, gas cans, propane tanks...Oh my!


Bird Down

Bird #2


almost to the bridge

The bridge on Carlisle Road over the Little Conewago. 

Detter's Mill Bridge over The Conewago Crick...I mean creek.


My favorite Bridge #209 at Beaver Hole. 


I had to walk across a field because Bull Road to Beaver Hole was flooded.

The log was in the way


No lane bridge


Bridge 209 has serious foundation issues

I was told the bridge would be repaired this summer.  Now I think York County is just waiting for it to collapse.

Pinchot Park Boat Mooring Area


No one will be fishing from the dock

Couldn't get to the benches

 This is normally a little peninsula.

No picnics today

 Stay safe everyone….no driving through the closed roads!
It’s still raining,
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