My boyfriend and I met my sister for lunch on Saturday in Ansonia, PA, which is close to the very scenic PA Grand Canyon. We ate at the Burnin' Barrell Bar, whose menu features beef sourced from local, grass-fed cattle. My burger was delicious and tasty, as were the philly cheesesteak and italian hoagie that we also shared.
After lunch, we headed over to the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum where they were holding their annual Barkpeelers Convention, which features demonstrations and competitions centered around the logging history in the region. The highlight of the day was the greased pole competition. No, it's not as dirty as it sounds, but it is maybe a little gay (don't tell those strapping young country boys that, though!). The 8ft long log cake was also quite impressive.
In the photo below, the greased pole competitors are preparing to hit each other with heavy beanbags. First person to fall off the 'greased pole' (a tree covered in Crisco) loses.