Category: Pennsylvania

Assault on Miners

Assault on Miners

Hey Team, Not everything on the list is adrenaline fueled (obviously). But a great case in point is #11 “Go into a coal mine.” I may have mentioned this before but a good portion of the list exists because I occasionally get that feeling that I was born in either the wrong time or the…

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Fiamingo Family Thanksgiving

Fiamingo Family Thanksgiving

Hey Team, I’ve had a pretty awesome few days in Nowhere, PA, unfortunately my internet connection has been pretty spotty. So before things cut out again… Here’s a quick video update. And I’ll fill you in on the details tomorrow. Thanks, everyone! I’m done. Brett. Welcome to the wonderful world of kindness to strangers. Why…

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Aggietrekker

Aggietrekker

Hey Team, I had a fun-filled, turkey-fueled day with the Fiamingo family in Mansfield, PA. Not only did they take me in on what is traditionally more of a family holiday (which frankly, I’ve always thought was strange since basically it was all about taking in people in need when those pilgrims first flunked winter)…

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Thanks for Giving

Thanks for Giving

Hey Team, I was going to post another video today, (I have two ready, one of my ride to Mansfield, Pennsylvania where I’ll be spending Thanksgiving this year and one of the “Jump the Gun Turkey Run” which was basically this last weekend’s pre-Thanksgiving in Boston.) but somehow neither seemed appropriate enough for this holiday.…

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#47 Tour the Crayola Factory [podcast]

#47 Tour the Crayola Factory [podcast]

Hey Team, Here’s the podcast where Amtrekker takes a road trip to Easton, PA to tour the Crayola Factory and exercise a couple dormant creative muscles. Guest starring Ace the wonder monkey and Mr. Rogers’ shirt! Enjoy! I’m done. Brett. If you can’t help me get an “Amtrekker Green” crayon, then maybe you should just…

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Salute Your Shorts

Salute Your Shorts

Hey Team, It was an exciting week of firsts! Obviously there was the Crayola Factory but, in true Amtrekker fashion, that was just a tiny little piece of the adventure. I grew up in a relatively low-income neighborhood without a ton of money (good to see some things never change) so I missed out on…

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Mister Rogers Would Be Proud

Mister Rogers Would Be Proud

Hey Team. Today was a great day. I’m one step closer to eventually seeing home again (and considering how cold it’s been in the North East DO NOT underestimate how much I’m missing Southern California weather) thanks to a daylong trip to the Crayola Factory! Highlights: 1. Seeing how crayons are made (duh)! 2. Seeing…

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Color Me Excited

Color Me Excited

Hey Team, Granted, my world has been colored by a lifetime spent in California but it just seems strange to sit in a car for six hours and cross through FIVE states. I could barely make it from LA to San Francisco in that time. Today’s big event (besides finally caving in and purchasing new…

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