Tuesday, September 29, 2009


The Fall has always been one of the saddest times of the year for me. You look out into your yard and the flowers have run their course. Meanwhile, leaves are coming down like crazy as are the "monkeyballs" from my Black Walnut tree. Yes, you really have to love the mess that Fall creates in your yard.

ABOVE: Black Walnut "Monkeyballs". I hate these things with a passion. I'd cut my tree down, but it's about 200 feet tall.

But along with the end of the summer comes the end of something else, the summer amusement season at Kennywood. I know, I know, they're still open during "Halloween Fright Nights" but this too will pass very soon too. Face it, winter will be here again before we know it. Yeah, I can't wait for that either.

This week, our photographer, Gary Gayda, gives us one last fleeting memory of Kennywood for another year.

Remember, if you'd like to order any of Gary's shots, you can contact him directly at GMGayda@yahoo.com. Just specify what picture number you're interested in along with the size. Gary will get back to you.

So now, with a great amount of sadness, here's this week's image of Kennywood in "PITTSBURGH:THRU THE LENS OF GARY GAYDA".

#19       "GOING, GOING.....GONE"

ABOVE: The coasters will be going into mothballs soon, that's the bad news. The good news is that there will be another new coaster opening at Kennywood next season. Maybe if Kennywood were to "slip" Gary and I a few passes we could do one of our special investigative "tours" on the construction. We might even settle for a couple "Fright Night" passes. Yeah, four passes should do it, that way we can take our wives too! Also, some Potato Patch Fry vouchers would be great too. We think of everything here at "P.B. & G"! We're also very cheap.