I’m in the Pocono Mountains – and I May Never Come Home!

View of Lake from The Lodge –  You can see why I don’t want to leave!

We’ve owned a lovely vacation home in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania for several years but, for some reason, this year I’ve really fallen in love with both the house and the Poconos themselves. I’ve been, perhaps, a bit afraid of becoming attached to another “place” after selling our beloved farm in Quebec four years ago. But, as often happens, just when you think you’re not ready to love again…. you do. And that’s a good thing!

Last week one of my sons took me to see the play Wicked in Philadelphia – it was excellent. And yesterday I went to Allentown, PA to see a traveling exhibit of a collection of Henri Toulouse-Lautrec’s sketches and posters. Toulouse-Lautrec was friends with many of the famous Impressionist painters of the late 1880’s such as Degas and Gauguin, and was influenced by them. I love his work and was so happy to see the exhibit.

Poster Toulouse-Lautrec Exhibit

I feel bad that I haven’t posted in a bit – BUT – within a few days I’ll be posting the two things I’m making today – Baked Pasta with Mozzarella and Parmesan, and Rustic Italian Bread. Some of my family will soon be coming to the Pocono house with some friends, and I thought they’d enjoy having a ready-made meal in the freezer!

So, I’ll be back in a few days with two new recipes. Sending big hugs to all of you.

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6 thoughts on “I’m in the Pocono Mountains – and I May Never Come Home!

    1. Hi Anne (Uni !) Glad to hear that you enjoyed Wicked – I haven’t heard of anyone who has disliked it!! ;o)
      About the posts – I’ve got four recipes photographed and ready to go but I’m still not feeling 100% & I’ve beenb a bit “rotten” since March. Needless to say, I’m getting sick of tests! But, at least I’m feeling better at the moment. And – this Thursday – some family from Quebec will be arriving – which is ALWAYS fun!! As a popular song in Quebec goes “C’est bonne pour la morale!” And their visit will be so very good for me – and the rest of the family !!


  1. John – quick comment about “Wicked”… there’s so many wonderful things going on all at once in this fabulous play that I honestly feel a person needs to see it more than one time. “Once is not enough!” (Guy to cut grass still has not shown up…. grrrr!!!)


  2. Hi John – I’m back home. My grass looks like a field…. I’m NOT happy with the guy who cuts my lawn.. But, otherwise, it’s great to be back! My flowers have been grossly neglected – so I’m gonna get working on that. Hope you’re having a great summer!


  3. Sounds like you’re enjoying yourself. Good for you, Cecile. I’ve seen Wicked, twice, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Continue having a wonderful holiday. I look forward to hearing all about it here, in your posts. 🙂


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