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GSCA National Specialty 2001- Trip Out

Allentown, Pennsylvania
Hosted by the Brandywine Gordon Setter Club

As I mentioned, the patriotism levels soared as we drove from Wisconsin to Pennsylvania.  We had great weather on the way out and the roads were good.  It was a fun trip.  We anxiously awaited the upcoming specialty and a chance to meet and visit with Gordon Setter friends.


  • We were so impressed with the show of patriotism and unity throughout our travels to Pennsylvania.  This was evident everywhere….flags…banners and even the signs at the toll booths…
  • This sign reminded me of those people in New York who lost their lives on Tuesday, September 11, 2001.  As we continued toward Pennsylvania, Interstate 80 signs pointed us east toward New York City.
  • Greg and I loaded up the RV and we left on Friday, September 14, 2001 from Wisconsin.  We spent the evening at the home of friends Ron and Dee Vayda (Shojin).  We left early on the 15th and continued on toward Pennsylvania.
  • We drove as far as Bloomsburg, PA on Saturday evening.  The colonial architecture is evident in this structure.  
  • Wherever Greg and I travel, we know that Wal-Marts allow RV travelers to park in their lots overnight.  We stopped and shopped at the Wal-Mart in Bloomburg, PA.  Again, the flag at half-mast was indicative of the crisis in the United States.
  • Our  friends, Peter and Christine Sandiford of the United Kingdom called us and told us they were at the host hotel in Allentown, waiting for us to arrive.  They were only delayed one day due to 9/11 events.
  • Our trip on Sunday, September 16, 2001 from Bloomsburg to Allentown, was relatively short.  We knew we were close when we saw these signs!!
  • The host hotel was located on Bulldog Drive.  Pictured here is the cross-street we turned down to get to the hotel.
  • The Days Inn Conference and Convention Center welcome us to their hotel.  

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