When we planned a trip to Pennsylvania, we crossed our fingers in the hope that we might actually see snow. The night before our drive, my grandmother let me know that they had gotten a few inches! The further we drove and the closer we got into PA, we started seeing white patches covering the edges of the highway. Having left the 60-degree weather of Savannah, it was finally starting to feel like Christmastime.
As if that weren’t exciting enough, the following day it snowed ALL DAY LONG! I was as giddy as a school girl. You know you’ve missed living in the north when you’re happy to shovel snow. Even Pocket ran around and played in the snow! Here I thought this would be the only time I’d see snow this year. Little did we know that two weeks later, we’d be experiencing the first snowfall in Savannah in 30 years! Ironically, the day it snowed in Savannah, I received these film scans in my inbox. I sat back, looking through them and relived the wonderful time we had. Here’s a little glimpse into our adventure.
Although it has been 13 years since I moved to Savannah, coming back to Pennsylvania still feels like coming home. My grandmother, who we all call “Ghee”, still lives in the same house as she did when I was growing up. I’m always overwhelmed by a rush of memories when pulling into her driveway.
There’s something so magical about a snowfall! I love that Pocket loved the snow as much as I did.
After a day of being snowed in, we trekked to my hometown, Bethlehem. We walked up and down the historic streets and took in all the Christmas decorations.
When it comes to Bethlehem, PA, it doesn’t get any more iconic than Main Street.
One of best compliments you could ever give me is to say that I’m just like Ghee, which if you know us, you’ll likely say just that. Our film photos can’t even begin to do justice the fun I had on this trip. We bought matching coats, searched high and low for black boots, tried to get a photo with Santa only to steal his couch and get a photo without him. On a drive to see the Christmas lights, we got stuck in an hour of traffic and laughed the whole time. We spent the evenings telling stories, sharing memories, eating entire bags of chips and drinking wine. I can’t help but include these phone photos to show a bit more of my love for this time we spent together.
Film Scans: Richard Photo Lab