Sunday, December 14, 2008
Many of you know that our favorite TV show is "The Office." For those unfamiliar with this gem, it is set in the small Pennsylvania town Scranton. Today we decided to visit the little town and see what Scranton has to offer.
Here is Kelly at the Scranton sign.
We found the one used in The Office's intro at the Mall at Steamtown.
For lunch it was recommended we try The Banshee which was a great Irish pub located right in the heart of town. The food was good and was inexpensive, which is always a plus and it had great atmosphere.
The intro of The Office features the Pennsylvania Paper & Supply Co tower. It was a lot of fun finding it just down the street from the Banshee.
The paper company in The Office is called Dunder Mifflin and we may have found some of the motivation behind the name.
The architecture in town was amazing. Here is the county courthouse.
We love to stop at National Park sites and Scranton offered the Steamtown National Historic Site. It is a railroad museum located in downtown Scranton at the site of the former Scranton yards of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad. Congress established Steamtown to interpret the story of main line steam railroading between 1850 and 1950.
In the Mall at Steamtown we found a Dunder Mifflin shop.
The City of Scranton’s largest park is Nay Aug park. We found a Holiday light display on hand there.
What we were really heading for was the David Wenzel Tree house which overlooks a gorge. Much to Kelly's dismay the treehouse was closed.
The nation's first successful, continuously-operating electrified streetcar (trolley) system was established in Scranton in 1886, giving it the nickname "The Electric City". Here is the sign atop, what else, the electric company.
One of the episodes of the office claimed that the best pizza was from Alfredo's Pizza Cafe... and here it is!
As Andy Bernard would say "Beer me" some comments. Roodootdootdoodoodoo!