Saturday, February 21, 2015

PEZ Collecting - Feeding the Obsession

PEZ has been around since way before my time. It started in Vienna, Austria as a breath mint for adults in 1927. The name came from the first, middle and last letter of the German word for peppermint - PfeffErminZ. My obsession started in the last century, with a 'PEZ Collectors Starter Kit' my hubby brought home from a holiday gift exchange at work.

Vintage PEZ on a shelf

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Grabbing Lunch at the Reading Terminal Market

Located just across the street from the Philadelphia Convention Center is one of the best places to get lunch or pick-up some munchies for a road trip. The Reading Terminal Market has been open since 1892 and is now owned by the Convention Center. There is a large variety of vendors who sell at the market. If you have the patience to stand in the large lines you can get a cheesesteak from Carmen’s Famous Italian Hoagies & Cheesesteaks or maybe a hand-carved pastrami sandwich from Hershel’s East Side Deli. Don't like the lines? Sneak to the back of the market to have yourself the best grilled cheese sandwich in the state at Valley Shepherd Creamery & Meltkraft Grilled Cheese. Make sure you try it fried in duck fat!  Yum.

Old and New Meet at the Philadelphia Auto Show

More than 700 vehicles were spread out in the 700,000 square feet of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. While most people were there to see what the latest offerings from the major auto manufacturers were, vintage cars were also on hand from different museums as well as customs from the DUB Show and Carlisle Events.

Philadelphia Auto Show

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Photos from World of Wheels Car Show in Pittsburgh

The crowds lined up for the 54th Annual World of Wheels, held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and we were there to record the action for you. The $16 general admission fee gave you access to hundreds of cars, trucks, and motorcycles plus a few celebrities as a bonus.

Walt and Linda Malone's 1950 Mercury

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Enjoying Meadowlark Gardens' Winter Walk of Lights

One of the newest holiday light displays in the Northern Virginia area can be found at the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, Virginia. Now in its third year, the Winter Walk of Lights is a spectacular .6 mile walking trail of colorful lighting displays. You may visit the lights from 5:30 pm until closing at 10:00 pm mid-November until early-January.

Winter Walk of Lights, Vienna, Virginia