My car, Pearl, also needed some TLC during the trip. Her dry-rotted tires from 1995 were not too pleased with the bumpy mountain roads. As such, we spent a good portion of our honeymoon in the Wyoming Vally Mall at the Sears Auto Center replacing all four of them. We found ways to entertain ourselves while we waited:
In between our trips to Sears, we were able to take a day trip to my favorite city and yours... Scranton!!! Unfortunately, we didn't run in to Jim Halpert or Pam Beasley, but we did go the Steamtown Mall where, among quite a few other things, we purchased a Dwight magnet at the Dunder Mifflin Shop. The Steamtown Mall is really unique because it's built inside a group of older buildings; we almost missed it when we drove by (thankfully, there was a giant sign for Steve and Barry's that gave it away). There are train tracks behind the mall with a bunch of old railway cars hanging out on them and a little bridge so you can overlook them. Dan was impressed by the train car that had a bus on it.Don't worry, we didn't spend our whole time in the Poconos couped up in malls and the cottage. We were able to enjoy the outdoors as well; we would have been nuts not to!! We took a day to go horseback riding, which despite being really cold, was a lot of fun.
On the way to the stables, we drove past over the Frances E. Walter Dam and were treated to an amazing view.
We also took a walk around part of the Bear Creek Lake, which was right up the road from where we were staying, and spent some time exploring a waterfall that was all frozen.