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Strange PA Trip – June 25

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The first sign of Texas Hold ‘Em reared its ugly head late Wednesday night.  Playing a friendly game with the likes of Dave R. & Frank is akin to swimming with sharks while wearing a chum-flavored wetsuit.  A mere $10 buy-in worked out to a chip pile with a $500 face value.  Frank set up […]

Strange PA Trip – June 25

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Okay… with our big ‘ol pothole stop out of the way, the rest of the day was spent exploring Wilkes-Barre.  Dave & I have spent a bit of time in nearby Scranton during shoots the past few years for our TV documentaries, but not much time in Wilkes-Barre.  We went to Play It Again Sports […]

Strange PA Trip – June 25

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One thing we didn’t mention and one of the things that compounded our long driving day on Tuesday was a visit to the PBS station outside Scranton called WVIA.  It was around 9pm at night and the reason we had to stop there was to pick up a microphone. My mic died in Erie.  I may […]

Strange PA Trip – June 25

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We did something yesterday that we’ve never done before.  We opened a hotel.  We’re staying in Wilkes-Barre and after a 6 hour drive from Erie, we were struggling to find out why we couldn’t find our hotel.  I booked the place online and we followed their directions perfectly until the end except the hotel wasn’t there.  […]

Strange PA Trip – June 25

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We all know and loathe potholes so it might seem strange that a State Park celebrates them.  Just outside of Scranton lies Archbald Pothole State Park, home of the world’s largest pothole.  You could lose an entire fleet of minivans in this 38 foot deep, naturally-occurring pit of doom.  We shot a bit of it […]

Strange PA Trip – June 24

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With the Meadville Sign Art Installation Project now under our belt, we pointed the QED van North toward Erie to meet our man with the wacky front yard full of giant dinosaurs.  On the way we finally got to Wegman’s (see pic in below post) and while we were eating a quick lunch in the […]

Strange PA Trip – June 24

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Okay, it’s the second day of shooting and we’re already changing things up.  Our mission was to just head to Erie to meet a guy with a bunch of big dinosaurs in his front yard and on the way stop at our favorite grocery store, Wegman’s so Frank & I could pick up some Fage […]

Strange PA Trip – June 23

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So here’s our Frank update for Monday. For fans of our show we all know what Frank our cameraman looks like.  Today we were both floored as Frank met us at the QED building with a nearly shaved head.  We think he may be trying to change his appearance due to outstanding warrants that may […]

Strange PA Trip – June 23

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So we’re staying in Meadville after the Caboose Motel shoot and wouldn’t you know we stumbled across something really cool…and a little strange.  Although it won’t be making the show, around the Crawford County Dept. of transportation building up here, they constructed a huge, long, and really cool fence made entirely out of street signs.  You know, […]

Strange PA Trip – June 23

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Day 1 – Dave, Dave & Frank depart WQED, head north to Titusville to take in the glory of the Caboose Motel.  21 actual caboose rail cars converted into actual motel rooms.  Think the Trump Towers via Amtrak and you might be in the ballpark.  General Manager Chris and one of his crack staff provided us […]