Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

The town has been called the "Switzerland of America" due to the picturesque scenery, mountainous location, and architecture; as well as the
 "Gateway to the Poconos."
Jim Thorpe was founded in 1818 as Mauch Chunk...a name derived from the term Mawsch Unk (Bear Place) in the language of the native Munsee-Lenape Delaware peoples.

Everyone was decorated for Halloween and Fall!

"The Inn at Jim Thorpe"
 Thorpe was the first Native American to win a gold medal for the United States in the Olympics. Considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports, he won two Olympic gold medals in the 1912 Summer Olympics (one in classic pentathlon and the other in decathlon). He also played American football (collegiate and professional), professional baseball, and basketball.

This opera house is still in use!

I just loved the gingerbread detail on this house! The window boxes were brimming over with flowers, greens, and pumpkins!

Thanks for taking the trip with me...